Wearing Hanfu Ruqun was unexpectedly mistaken for being Japanese

Wearing Hanfu Ruqun was unexpectedly mistaken for being Japanese This is a common topic in the Hanfu industry.

The author has also worn traditional clothing, and is full of expectations and imagination for the future of the Hanfu movement. Today, when I saw my friend dressed in Hanfu, playing guzheng music, and being praised by the audience, I couldn't help but feel a little stirred in my heart.

Some people say: The Hanfu movement is going against the current, forcibly restoring something that has long since died. It is feudalism and a retrogression of ideas. This is a point that must be acknowledged and faced squarely. Excessive publicity is a nationalist and abnormal phenomenon.

There are not a few people who have such thoughts. If a person wears Hanfu and walks on the street, he will even be labeled as "grandstanding", "attracting attention", "alternative", etc. A Hanfu enthusiast said: She has been criticized by pedestrians in many places. She gave an example: "One time I was called Japanese when I was wearing an undershirt with the collar turned to the right."

I feel very sad that we really know so little about traditional clothing culture that we have unconsciously "thrown" it into the arms of neighboring countries. One thing I have to admit is that Chinese people with a strong herd mentality often need a reason not to conform to the public (others are wearing fashionable clothes, why don't you wear it). From this, the author also saw the problems faced by the development of traditional ethnic costumes.

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Author: Even if you don’t agree, don’t be biased.

So, as some netizens said, will only Han nationalists support Hanfu?

I personally disagree! What is nationalism? If you identify, affirm, and promote the traditional culture of your nation, you have to be labeled as such. It cannot be said that this is a matter of personal cognitive level!

In the excellent traditional culture, Hanfu interprets the unique characteristics of this country and a nation. With the rapid development of my country's economy, the broad and profound Eastern culture has been sought after by people from all over the world, causing a "Chinese culture craze". They began to praise ancient Eastern civilization in large numbers, and accepted and were deeply intoxicated by the excellent traditional Chinese culture. , the Silk Road, Confucius Institute, Chinese traditional culture, traditional cuisine, etc. are highly sought after and loved by people from all over the world; domestic idiom conferences, poetry conferences, Chinese character writing...The emergence and popularity of these things is not accidental, but the trend of the times. The more scarce most things are, the more popular they become.

The beautiful and elegant Hanfu, with its exquisite craftsmanship and humanistic value, shows the unique dressing system of this ancient nation. Its value in craftsmanship is immeasurable. For example, classic embroidery patterns and craftsmanship, fabric weaving and embroidery, exquisite brocade, and exquisite tapestry are all outstanding intangible cultural heritage of our country.

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The classic aspect of "A Dream of Red Mansions" lies in its description of the social scene and culture at that time. A large number of descriptions of clothing all highlight the elegance and elegance of traditional clothing. In the chapter when Lin Daiyu enters the Jia family, Cao Xueqin uses Daiyu’s eyes to show future generations the costumes of the characters in the family - "...this person is dressed differently from the other sisters, with brilliant embroidery, and looks like a concubine of a goddess. The fairy: wears a gold silk eight-treasure bun with pearls on her head, and is tied with the Chaoyang Five Phoenixes and Osmanthus Pearl Hairpin; around her neck is a red gold plate and a necklace; on her skirt is a pea-green palace ribbon, and a double-balanced rose pendant; Wearing a narrow coat of red satin with golden flowers and hundreds of butterflies; a colorful engraved stone blue and silver rat coat on the outside, and an emerald flowered crepe skirt on the bottom. A pair of red phoenix triangular eyes, two curved willow leaf eyebrows. The body is slim and the physique is coquettish. Pink The face contains the power of spring but does not show it, and the red lips are not opened to smile before you smell it!"

The beauty of his words lies in our most direct feelings. Han clothing and Han rituals complement each other and are integrated with each other. This is not only the beauty of literature, but also the best embodiment of traditional exquisite clothing.

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Among the four ancient civilizations, only the Eastern civilization has been passed down from generation to generation. This is because the Chinese peopleThe family has a strong character of being inclusive and persevering. This allows us to continuously absorb and integrate foreign things and constantly carry forward the spirit of innovation. In this process of cultural integration, we blend with each other and learn from each other's strengths to offset our weaknesses. Regardless of the changes in food culture, the inheritance and development of religious culture (for example, Buddhism, which originated in India, has formed a unique religious form in our country), as well as changes in humanistic customs and lifestyles, they all have strong cultural Support has a long history! Of course, it is also reflected in the ever-changing and expanding clothing culture.

Times are developing and traditional clothing is reviving and should be innovated and improved!

Cultural inheritance is about taking the essence and discarding the dross.

I support the revival of Hanfu. Some people say that Hanfu is just a superficial effort and that it only requires Han culture in the heart. I disagree. Hanfu is a carrier of Han culture and an indispensable part that complements Han culture. Our nation used to be very good at taking the best and discarding the dross, and learning from the good things of others.

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However, some people's view is that the current gradual decline in the development of ethnic costumes can be considered to be that we have given up on our own initiative. To put it mildly, it is called elimination, and to put it nicely, it is called withdrawing from the mainstream market - such remarks are not It makes no sense, as times are developing, Hanfu, Hanbok, and Kimono are all just the same piece of clothing. They just have different shapes, different countries, and different cultures, but they should all be respected. On the contrary, under the criticism of these people, Hanfu will make choices, innovate, and achieve longer-term development.

Just like the revival of Hanfu, there should be no anti-intellectual tendency. Hanfu revivalists accept criticism, but they do not accept the denigration and insult of traditional clothing. At this point, the inheritance, development, and innovation of traditional national costumes should be based on the historical process, the progress of the times, and people's needs!

After all, it is inappropriate to copy the clothing of any era to modern times and cannot meet modern aesthetics and needs. This is what Hanfu cultural and creative industries need to do to create more good designs so that the most beautiful Chinese style can go abroad and embrace the world!

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The development of traditional clothing

Like most people who came into contact with Hanfu for the first time, I was immediately shocked by the beauty of the clothing.

These people who wear traditional cultural costumes are part of the cultural movement of reviving traditional culture and reviving rituals and music. These people are called Hanfu revivalists. They have a common title for each other, which is "Tongpao".

There is a poem in "The Book of Songs Qin Feng" that says: "How can I say that I have no clothes, but I share the same robe with my son."

The author found that in recent years, Hanfu societies have grown rapidly in various places. Not only have various social societies emerged, but there are also numerous large and small Hanfu societies organized voluntarily by most universities. Regardless of the number of people, they are quite different from ordinary hobby clubs. The Hanfu club has a strong willingness to promote traditional national culture to the outside world! From this point of view, I personally think that this is a blessing for the culture and the country.

I can understand that the Hanfu movement is not simply about restoring a set of "clothes". What they are pursuing is not retro, but the revival of a cultural symbol. Today, when the country is prosperous and the people are strong, we need excellent traditions even more. Culture adds luster to the “Chinese Dream” and builds cultural confidence!

Zigong once asked Confucius: "Is there anything you can say that can be implemented throughout your life?" Confucius said: "Forgiveness! Don't do to others what you don't want others to do to you."

Therefore, there is one sentence that the author has to say: Only when we internalize it in our hearts and externalize it in our actions can we truly inherit and carry forward the excellent traditional Chinese culture.