Feeling the charm of Peking Opera in Tokyo

Updated: 2019-04-22 15:53

Japanese visitors learn to paint Chinese Peking Opera masks at the China Cultural Center in Tokyo on April 2, 2019. [Photo/Chinaculture.org]

The event also featured a special course, where participants learned how to paint masks used in Peking Opera. This included how to express different characters using different colors. 

On April 4, the organizer invited China's state-level erhu player Zhang Xiuling to give a lecture on the age-old instrument, including its history, types and methods of playing and characteristics of sound. The erhu, or two-stringed fiddle, is an ancient instrument widely used in Chinese folk music and operas.