Thursday, February 1, 2018

The nine refined activities of the scholars in ancient China

Here are the nine favorite things the cultivated scholars in ancient China enjoyed doing: 

1. 尋幽 searching for a secluded quiet place

2. 酌酒  pouring and drinking wine

3. 撫琴  playing gently a zither

4. 蒔花  cultivating flowers

5. 焚香 burning incense

6. 品茗 savoring and appreciating tea

7. 聽雨 listening to the sound of rain

8. 賞雪 appreciating the snow

9. 候月 waiting to see the moon