Chinese poem illustration: 小雅 采菽/ Xiaoya – Harvest Soybeans by Anonymous
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A poem about the annual meeting between the king and state lord who came a long way. Beside the similar happy atmosphere and ceremony depicted in many other poems in Book of Songs, this poem give us some details of the costume of the lord: 玄衮及黼, 赤芾, 邪幅.
In the last paragraph, boating implys a shooting game on going, which is one of the favorite games for Zhou people. Another poem 宾之初筵 has a detailed illustration on shooting game and the following sarcrifice and dinning party, this poem just depicted the prelude of the long event.
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