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Kitchen of Village House

Hong Kong Museum of History

This kitchen of a typical Hakka village house equips a fireplace on the right-hand side.
The wooden tank on the fireplace is a rice steamer.
The red sign right above the fireplace is a “Spirit seat of Kitchen God”.
Traditionally every Chinese household would have the spirit seat above the fireplace in the kitchen
and this tradition is still practiced in some villages.

The Hakka people came originally from north of the Yellow River.
A series of migrations brought them to the southern Chinese provinces and Hong Kong.

Posted on 17 July 2008
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Guest 11-Mar-2010 12:44
Matthew Mannell22-Jul-2008 02:31
Great exposure, technically superb!
Chun Lo21-Jul-2008 02:51
Extremely well done!
Guest 20-Jul-2008 12:35
I agree with everyone - the lighting and exposure are superb! Beautiful image, CM!
2004 19-Jul-2008 11:16
A superb photo ! very interesting ! thank you for letting us know how kitchen is for Hakka people.
Meta18-Jul-2008 15:08
Wonderful. Like a canvas paint . V
Larry Grace18-Jul-2008 03:50
Another excellent image in this series...V
Simon Chandler18-Jul-2008 02:40
Excellent composition and exposure to create a feeling that it is in the original village. v
Fong Lam18-Jul-2008 00:54
Excellent interior shot with great exposure and mood.
Another perfect composition, Kwan.......V
Walter Otto Koenig18-Jul-2008 00:52
Great lighting and point of view to get this low light, high ISO shot looking so good. Thanks for the information too. I am enjoying the museums tour a lot. "V"
hugo poon18-Jul-2008 00:29
Very beautiful lighting... wonderful atmosphere!!
Raymond17-Jul-2008 20:16
Magnifique CM... the lighting is simply perfect. Man... the D3 has a great 6400 iso !
Very nice... and thanks for the stories as well, very informative.
Yves Pinsonneault. Photographe17-Jul-2008 19:43
Superb image ...
Tomasz Dziubinski - Photography17-Jul-2008 19:02
Excellent and interesting, Vote.
fdt17-Jul-2008 17:45
Great capture. f
Steve Morris17-Jul-2008 17:40
Another great photo CM - your exposure is always so perfect!!! BV
Claude Martin17-Jul-2008 17:12
Super light, well controlled and tempered, a great calm ambient as a result. Great shot...V
Guest 17-Jul-2008 15:48
Super job on the light
Thomas17-Jul-2008 15:40
great to see how wide is 14mm! great lighting!
TuTmin17-Jul-2008 14:46
what a neat photo.great details & soft lighting.
bravo dear CM.voted
an nguyen17-Jul-2008 13:56
I am so impressed with your lighting and great moody shots like this. Excellent work. V
Peter Stahl17-Jul-2008 13:55
The lighting and composition are superb!! GMV.