Chinese poem illustration: 小雅 车攻/ Xiaoya – Chariots Ready by Anonymous
Full video also available at Bilibili: 小雅 车攻
Could be the best breed poem among many hunting poems in Shijing, it outlined the whole hunting process with a few vivid snapshots which virtually bring you to the hunting scene, feel the urgency, confidence and glory of the people.
Royal hunting is huge in Zhou dynasty, this tradition lasts till the Qin dynasty. The last royal hunting was held in 1820 at Mulan field which is 400 km north to Beijing.
Argument on the character 甫, 敖 are raised. Where this hunting taking place is discussed as well.