Culture of Shadow Art
Shadow Art has more than 2000 years’ history. It is the ancestor of the movie. In Qing dynasty, there were around 100000 people regarding the shadow play as a career, but nowadays, there are only around 5000 people doing this. So in 2011, the shadow art was designated by UNESCO as the world intangible cultural heritage. In the beginning when we founded the hotel, we went to many places to look for a very young and skillful shadow art master. We went to Tangshan, Xi’an, and found out that most of the masters are over 70 years old. Eventually we met Master in Beijing, we hope together we could do something for this traditional Chinese art and let more friends know about it.