The craft of making potted fireworks in Gubu Town, Yugan County is an intangible cultural heritage in Jiangxi Province.
Potted fireworks production technique in Gubu Town, Yugan County (fourth batch of provincial level)
The “bonsai fireworks” in Gubu Town, Yugan County is a large-scale fireworks combination that combines the technical essence of firecrackers and fireworks. The ancient potted fireworks were discovered and inherited by the first generation of Huang Qiming in the late Qing Dynasty and the early Republic of China. It has a history of more than 100 years. In the 1960s, Huang Kexi, the son of the second-generation heir Huang Qiming, was invited to Nanchang to set off and caused a sensation in the provincial capital. Later, the third-generation descendant, Huang Shenquan, made another improvement and became a unique fireworks famous in the local area.
The production of potted fireworks incorporates a variety of craftsmanship such as architectural modeling, shelving, carving art, chemical fire and smoke. Many firework towers with different drama stories and characters are placed in a cylindrical pot with a diameter of more than one meter and a height of one meter. The production is extremely delicate and complicated. During the performance, the fireworks pot was hung upside down on a tree pole or shelf more than ten meters high, and a lead was drawn from the ground floor to an open space one meter high from the ground. The fireworks will fall naturally, with the effect of corner lights and corner flowers, each layer is like telling a dramatic story, like a huge magic box, which is dizzying.
后期 In the late 1980s, potted fireworks gradually withdrew people's vision. In recent years, the cultural department of Yugan County has re-discovered and unearthed this skill through the non-heritage census. With the strong support of the provincial, city, and county cultural departments, on the evening of October 27, 2013, a hundred-year-old potted fireworks in Yugan Gubu, which recirculated after being sealed for thirty-three years, were seen by thousands of viewers. Scene. The contents of the firework pattern include "Three British Fighting Lu Bu", "Pig Eight Rings", "Sun Wukong Three dozen Bone Essence", "Ground Mouse", "Mixed Devil King", "Fairy Scattered Flowers" and so on.
Fireworks are like dreams, years are like songs. Gubu potted fireworks, a unique folk traditional technique with historical, cultural and economic value, will be better rescued, excavated, inherited and protected, and will renew its brilliance in this ancient land.