Photos of a Lifetime
A fine art in China is carving the stamps that are the small red squares (usually) found on ink paintings and important documents in China. I have always wanted to see someone do that by hand. Yesterday, while enjoying Old Luoyang City I found a man in his calligraphy and painting shop carving one. I asked him if I could take his picture and he nodded yes.
You are seeing a very refined and ancient art here almost as old as China. If I were to write a book about this trip and everything I learned and saw, this would be the cover.