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Urban Touch – Hong Kong’s Vanishing Art: Mahjong Carving Workshop

Date(s)

8 Apr 2021 (Thu)

Time

3:30pm – 5:30pm

Venue

Kwun Tong/ CUHK

Language(s)

Cantonese supplemented with English/ Mandarin

Fee

Free (Original Price: HK$390–Don’t miss the chance!)

Target Participants

CUHK students

Enrolment/ Application

https://cloud.itsc.cuhk.edu.hk/webform/view.php?id=12164271
Application Deadline: 21.03.2021 (Sun)

Enquiries

lces@cuhk.edu.hk/ 3943-7960

Details

Mahjong is a popular table top game in Hong Kong, especially in festive occasions such as weddings and Lunar New Year gatherings. Mahjong tiles are carved with culture-related patterns that include Chinese characters, dots, bamboo sticks, flowers, etc. In this workshop, participants will get to know the interesting history of hand-carved mahjong, which has become a dying art in the era of mass production, as well as carving their own tile under the guidance of an experienced local artisan mahjong tile carver.

 

About the Series
Urban Touch is a cultural programme appreciating and conveying the stories, culture and heritage of Hong Kong. It focuses on different themes in relation to local culture and history, including craftsmanship, food culture, language and stories.