The tasteful video

The video in this site was taken at the Danba County in Ganzi Autonomous Prefecture. The Danba County is a rich agricultural area which include the grazing land of the yak. On the other hand, Danba is one of the cultural center of Queen Valley, and whole of the county is the elegance reserve.

New green

Dance

Morning light

Divine help

A view of the village

Dance

Spring air

Lion dance

Pear blooms

Dance

Plow by cow

Gods descend

Autumn colors

Dance

Lined towers

Dance

Dance

Autumn colors

Autumn colors

A view of the village

Exorcism

Cherry blooms

Pear blooms

New green

Dance

Abundant harvest

Pilgrimage

Dance

Dance

Abundant harvest


A valley with the new green-1
The new green shines in the valley around 2000m high from about March, and the plums become in full blossom, too.


A traditional dance to celebrate the New Year by the Bon sect
Various dances are shown in the temple of village in the Spring Festival.


A tower in the morning light


A village with the ruins of the manor house-1
The manor house has the nine-story tower with the ancient building style, and the history of about 800 years.


The Guozhuang Dance-1
Man and women of the village sing and dance in a circle together. The Guozhuang is transliteration of Chinese. It is called "Darkgason", "Learnmani" and "Gite" so on in the Jiarong(rGyalrong) Tibetan dialect.


Spring air
Mount Moerduo (4820m) with remaining snow and a wheat field.


Dedicate a lion dance
In the Lantern Festival, It is shown in a lamasery of the Geluq sect which has the history of about 600 years.


The season when the pear tree blooms-1
In the valley around 2000m high, the pear become in full bloom in the middle of March.


A well come dance of the Danba Elegance Festival-1
At the end of October in every year, the Danba Elegance Festival what is one of the 10 biggest festivals of Sichuan Province is held.


Plow the fields by cow
After the Spring Festival, villagers draw water into a field, and plow it.


An entrance procession of the descended gods
By the temple fair of Bon sect and the lamasery, priests and villagers disguised as gods dance.


A village in the autumn colors
On the hillside around 2500m high, late November is the best time to see of the autumn leaves.


A humorous folk dance
There are another various dances called the jumping dance.


The lined towers on the village border
Existing towers have several kinds of purpose. A part is the fortresses and the beacon stands, another part is the symbol of the wealth (storehouse) or an offering to the god. Furthermore, there are the shrines what is the place to divine the future and pray.


A dance of the descended god
By the temple fair of Bon sect and the lamasery, priests and villagers disguised as gods dance.


A dance to ward off misfortune of the Danba Elegance Festival
At the end of October in every year, the Danba Elegance Festival what is one of the 10 biggest festivals of Sichuan Province is held.


A valley in the autumn colors-1
The riverside around 2000m high, late November is the best time to see of the autumn leaves.


A valley in the autumn colors-2
The riverside around 2000m high, late November is the best time to see of the autumn leaves.


A village with the ruins of the manor house-2
The manor house has the nine-story tower with the ancient building style, and the history of about 800 years.


The season when the cherry tree blooms
On the hillside around 2500m high, the cherry begins to bloom in the middle of March.

The season when the pear tree blooms-2
On the hillside around 2500m high, the pear begins to bloom in the middle of March.

A valley with the new green-2
The new green shines in the valley around 2000m high from about March, and the plums become in full blossom, too.


A well come dance of the Danba Elegance Festival-2
At the end of October in every year, the Danba Elegance Festival what is one of the 10 biggest festivals of Sichuan Province is held.

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Produced by Kenzo Okawa
Particular adviser of Four Girls Mountains Nature Reserve Management Bureau