PHOTOS Pic story: Chinese Guqin maker in Hangzhou

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Pic story: Chinese Guqin maker in Hangzhou

Xinhua

07:43, July 01, 2020

Ma Yuesi shows a Guqin, a traditional Chinese musical instrument, he made in early years at home in Yalan Village of Yuhang District of Hangzhou, east China's Zhejiang Province, June 30, 2020. Ma Yuesi, 58, chose to be a Guqin maker when he was 24 years old. Over the years, as an intangible cultural heritage inheritor, Ma never stops improving his skills. "I've never made a perfect Guqin," he said, "if someday I do, I want to write a book to pass down the craftsmanship to future generations." (Xinhua/Weng Xinyang)

Ma Yuesi (L) checks Guqin, a traditional Chinese musical instrument, at home in Yalan Village of Yuhang District of Hangzhou, east China's Zhejiang Province, June 30, 2020. Ma Yuesi, 58, chose to be a Guqin maker when he was 24 years old. Over the years, as an intangible cultural heritage inheritor, Ma never stops improving his skills. "I've never made a perfect Guqin," he said, "if someday I do, I want to write a book to pass down the craftsmanship to future generations." (Xinhua/Weng Xinyang)

Ma Yuesi (L) makes Guqin, a traditional Chinese musical instrument, at home in Yalan Village of Yuhang District of Hangzhou, east China's Zhejiang Province, June 30, 2020. Ma Yuesi, 58, chose to be a Guqin maker when he was 24 years old. Over the years, as an intangible cultural heritage inheritor, Ma never stops improving his skills. "I've never made a perfect Guqin," he said, "if someday I do, I want to write a book to pass down the craftsmanship to future generations." (Xinhua/Weng Xinyang)

Ma Yuesi paints Guqin, a traditional Chinese musical instrument, at home in Yalan Village of Yuhang District of Hangzhou, east China's Zhejiang Province, June 30, 2020. Ma Yuesi, 58, chose to be a Guqin maker when he was 24 years old. Over the years, as an intangible cultural heritage inheritor, Ma never stops improving his skills. "I've never made a perfect Guqin," he said, "if someday I do, I want to write a book to pass down the craftsmanship to future generations." (Xinhua/Weng Xinyang)

Ma Yuesi shows Guqin, a traditional Chinese musical instrument, at home in Yalan Village of Yuhang District of Hangzhou, east China's Zhejiang Province, June 30, 2020. Ma Yuesi, 58, chose to be a Guqin maker when he was 24 years old. Over the years, as an intangible cultural heritage inheritor, Ma never stops improving his skills. "I've never made a perfect Guqin," he said, "if someday I do, I want to write a book to pass down the craftsmanship to future generations." (Xinhua/Weng Xinyang)

Ma Yuesi paints Guqin, a traditional Chinese musical instrument, at home in Yalan Village of Yuhang District of Hangzhou, east China's Zhejiang Province, June 30, 2020. Ma Yuesi, 58, chose to be a Guqin maker when he was 24 years old. Over the years, as an intangible cultural heritage inheritor, Ma never stops improving his skills. "I've never made a perfect Guqin," he said, "if someday I do, I want to write a book to pass down the craftsmanship to future generations." (Xinhua/Weng Xinyang)

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