Chinese poem illustration: 周颂 噫嘻&丰年/ Zhou Song – Wow & Bumper Harvest by Anonymous
Full video also available at Bilibili: 周颂 噫嘻 & 丰年
This video briefed two poems or two songs. The first song Wow(噫嘻) is to pray for a good harvest when Zhou people started their farm work in the spring. The second poem Bumper Harvest(丰年) is to celebrate the abundance in the autumn. The character 年 means year in mordern Chinese while it refers the harvest in the time of Shijing, this is why the title is translated.
These two grand ceremonies is among the most important ceremonies in a whole year, which finally make the term of the two season with profound significance to Chinese, Spring & Autumn, in Chinese 春秋.
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