CULTURE Pic story of ancient armour hobbyists in Ganzhou, Jiangxi

CULTURE

Pic story of ancient armour hobbyists in Ganzhou, Jiangxi

Xinhua

08:21, November 16, 2020

"Qianzhou Armament Department" members Zeng Fanqiang (L) and Xiao Qiu read books on ancient armours at their studio in Ganzhou, east China's Jiangxi Province, Nov. 13, 2020. Members of "Qianzhou Armament Department" share a common goal: to replicate ancient Chinese armours with their own hands. In 2018, the hobbyist group was founded by a bunch of local armament fans, and was named after its city of origin, Ganzhou, which was known historically as Qianzhou.

"Qianzhou Armament Department" members Zeng Fanqiang (L) and Xiao Qiu join armour plates together at their studio in Ganzhou, east China's Jiangxi Province, Nov. 13, 2020. Members of "Qianzhou Armament Department" share a common goal: to replicate ancient Chinese armours with their own hands. In 2018, the hobbyist group was founded by a bunch of local armament fans, and was named after its city of origin, Ganzhou, which was known historically as Qianzhou.

"Qianzhou Armament Department" members Huang Zhengyuan (L) and Song Hao demonstrate melee skills in armour replicas in Ganzhou, east China's Jiangxi Province, Nov. 13, 2020. Members of "Qianzhou Armament Department" share a common goal: to replicate ancient Chinese armours with their own hands. In 2018, the hobbyist group was founded by a bunch of local armament fans, and was named after its city of origin, Ganzhou, which was known historically as Qianzhou.

"Qianzhou Armament Department" member Cai Zijun demonstrates traditional Chinese archery in Ganzhou, east China's Jiangxi Province, Nov. 13, 2020. Members of "Qianzhou Armament Department" share a common goal: to replicate ancient Chinese armours with their own hands. In 2018, the hobbyist group was founded by a bunch of local armament fans, and was named after its city of origin, Ganzhou, which was known historically as Qianzhou.

"Qianzhou Armament Department" member Song Hao demonstrates traditional Chinese archery in an armour replica in Ganzhou, east China's Jiangxi Province, Nov. 13, 2020. Members of "Qianzhou Armament Department" share a common goal: to replicate ancient Chinese armours with their own hands. In 2018, the hobbyist group was founded by a bunch of local armament fans, and was named after its city of origin, Ganzhou, which was known historically as Qianzhou.

"Qianzhou Armament Department" members Zeng Fanqiang (L) and Qiu Zichong (R) help their teammate Huang Zhengyuan wear a Ming Dynasty armour replica at their studio in Ganzhou, east China's Jiangxi Province, Nov. 13, 2020. Members of "Qianzhou Armament Department" share a common goal: to replicate ancient Chinese armours with their own hands. In 2018, the hobbyist group was founded by a bunch of local armament fans, and was named after its city of origin, Ganzhou, which was known historically as Qianzhou.

"Qianzhou Armament Department" members Zeng Fanqiang (L) and Huang Zhengyuan (R) help their teammate Song Hao wear a Tang Dynasty armour replica in Ganzhou, east China's Jiangxi Province, Nov. 13, 2020. Members of "Qianzhou Armament Department" share a common goal: to replicate ancient Chinese armours with their own hands. In 2018, the hobbyist group was founded by a bunch of local armament fans, and was named after its city of origin, Ganzhou, which was known historically as Qianzhou.

Photo shows the pauldron of an armour replica at the studio of "Qianzhou Armament Department" in Ganzhou, east China's Jiangxi Province, Nov. 13, 2020. Members of "Qianzhou Armament Department" share a common goal: to replicate ancient Chinese armours with their own hands. In 2018, the hobbyist group was founded by a bunch of local armament fans, and was named after its city of origin, Ganzhou, which was known historically as Qianzhou.

"Qianzhou Armament Department" members Huang Zhengyuan, Zeng Fanqiang and Xiao Qiu (from L to R) join armour plates together at their studio in Ganzhou, east China's Jiangxi Province, Nov. 13, 2020. Members of "Qianzhou Armament Department" share a common goal: to replicate ancient Chinese armours with their own hands. In 2018, the hobbyist group was founded by a bunch of local armament fans, and was named after its city of origin, Ganzhou, which was known historically as Qianzhou.

Photo taken on Nov. 13, 2020 shows an armour miniature presented by fellow armour fans as a gift to "Qianzhou Armament Department" members in Ganzhou, east China's Jiangxi Province. Members of "Qianzhou Armament Department" share a common goal: to replicate ancient Chinese armours with their own hands. In 2018, the hobbyist group was founded by a bunch of local armament fans, and was named after its city of origin, Ganzhou, which was known historically as Qianzhou.

A "Qianzhou Armament Department" member shows the way a traditional Chinese armour is made at their studio in Ganzhou, east China's Jiangxi Province, Nov. 13, 2020. Members of "Qianzhou Armament Department" share a common goal: to replicate ancient Chinese armours with their own hands. In 2018, the hobbyist group was founded by a bunch of local armament fans, and was named after its city of origin, Ganzhou, which was known historically as Qianzhou.

"Qianzhou Armament Department" member Huang Zhengyuan shows a Ming Dynasty armour replica in Ganzhou, east China's Jiangxi Province, Nov. 13, 2020. Members of "Qianzhou Armament Department" share a common goal: to replicate ancient Chinese armours with their own hands. In 2018, the hobbyist group was founded by a bunch of local armament fans, and was named after its city of origin, Ganzhou, which was known historically as Qianzhou.

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