Calligraphy Becomes a Hit
Date：2019-10-22 14:32:46 Source：7th CISM Military World Games
Athletes in the village showed great interest in Chinese culture, especially Chinese calligraphy. Under the guidance of volunteers, many athletes were able to try this ancient art. They could use a calligraphy brush and ink to create a few Chinese characters and even see how their name would look when written in Chinese.
Chinese paintings and calligraphy enamored the athletes and were a top choice for souvenirs.
One of the volunteers, Huang Danping, said during peak periods, around seven hundred athletes came to learn calligraphy every day. Athletes wanted their names painted on T-shirts and the volunteers were happy to oblige.
Indonesian athlete Agus Prayogo was a happy shopper. He bought a Chinese painting at the village and said he loved Chinese culture, especially Chinese characters written with a calligraphy brush. The painting he chose featured a character, "静 (jìng)," which means tranquility. He said that this character always brings a sense of Zen to him.
(By Yang Feng & Wang Youmin) [Editor NIE Yang]