China's 5th batch of 445 national intangible cultural heritages has been released by the Ministry of Culture and Tourism of China recently, said a source from the Department of Culture and Tourism of Henan Province on September 26, 12 of which are from Henan, involving folk literature traditional fine art, snack making technique, traditional medicine, folk customs, etc. Up to now, Henan has embraced 125 national intangible cultural heritages.
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The 12 items are as follows: Legend of Xuanzang, a monk in the Tang Dynasty (People's Cultural Center of Yanshi District, Luoyang City); Luogushu, a Shanzhou-style ballad story-telling performance (Mass Art Gallery of Sanmenxia City); Baofeng-style magic (People's Cultural Center of Baofeng County, Pingdingshan City); Nanyang-style pyrograph (Pyrograph Factory of Nanyang City); Lushan flora-design porcelain firing technique (Cultural Center of Lushan County, Pingdingshan City); making technique of Jiaxian-style jade inlaid with such metals as gold, silver, copper, etc., (Cultural Center of Jiaxian County, Pingdingshan City); cooking technique of Hulatang or hot pepper soup of Xiaoyao town (Intangible Cultural Heritage Protection Center of Xihua County, Zhoukou City); Zhang-style meridians & collaterals treatment (Hospital of Meridians & Collaterals Treatment of Xinxiang City); Song-style TCM surgical treatment (Jinggeng Rehabilitation Hospital of Ruzhou City); spring ox (made of earth or paper) whipping in celebration of the Beginning of Spring (Museum of Government Office of Neixiang County, Nanyang City); temple fair at Fire God Tower in Shangqiu (Cultural Center of Suiyang District, Shangqiu City); and memorial ceremony for Laozi, a philosopher in the sixth-century B.C. (Intangible Cultural Heritage Protection Center of Luyi County, Zhoukou City). (Chinese source: Henan Daily Translator: Zhao Hanqing Video: Wang Junyi Proofreader: Jiao Dan)