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Perhaps born from the necessity to cool off during hot days, ancient Chinese—mostly women–adopted the art of fanning often using leaves or bird feathers.
But the hand-held fan, as we know it today, it is said to have surfaced about 3000 years ago, made in a circular shape to resemble and honor the full moon. 209 more words
The purpose of the hair combing ritual is to pass longevity and fertility to the bride. The ritual is conducted by having the eldest female member of the family comb the bride’s hair either the day before the wedding or right before the wedding. 327 more words
I recently travelled to Shanghai to visit friends, and I must say I was in green tea heaven!!! Delicious ice cold green tea beverages are available on every corner, they even have varieties with less or no sugar now (which was different a couple of years ago when everything was super-sweet). 1,215 more words