Intangible Cultural Heritages around Great Wall ③丨Ancient Fortress Folk Performance: Da Shu Hua
Aug 25,2023 Great Wall New Media


Every weekend, the ancient town of Nuanquan in Yuxian County, Zhangjiakou, has become a bear garden. The local famous intangible cultural heritage Da Shu Hua has become a must-see finale for tourists. By Da Shu Hua, it means to melt pig iron at a temperature of 1,600 degrees Celsius and hurl the molten iron against the cold stone wall to produce a display of brilliant sparks, like a firework.


In the Ming and Qing dynasties, the making of weapons, the building of fortresses and farming gave rise to an iron smelting industry. Da Shu Hua was a unique folk performance blacksmiths created for "worshipping the deities and entertaining people" during the Spring Festival. It is also a full display of the loyalty, martial spirit and the easy-going character of the ancient Yuzhou people living along the border of the Great Wall.


More than 500 years on, this risky and highly difficult game has been handed down till today, making it even more glorious.

总监制:李 遥 

Chief Supervisor: Li Yao

策 划:商 棠 郑世繁 杨建民 邓光韬

Planners: Shang Tang, Zheng Shifan, Yang Jianmin, Deng Guangtao

统 筹:袁立朋

Coordinator: Yuan Lipeng

编 导:烟成群 胡晓梅 李丽钧

Editors and Directors: Yan Chengqun, Hu Xiaomei, Li Lijun

文 案:彭运辉

Script Writer: Peng Yunhui

摄影指导:张建勋 杜若楠

Directors of Photography: Zhang Jianxun, Du Ruonan


Visual Designer: Shi Yutong

翻译:宋立芳 郑 白 米雯婷(实习)

Script translators: Song Lifang, Zheng Bai, Mi Wenting (Intern)

校对:李文培 李 石(实习)

Text proofreaders: Li Wenpei, Li Shi (Intern)


Instructor Unit: the Publicity Department of the CPC Hebei Provincial Committee

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Acknowledgments: Thanks should go to the Publicity Department of the CPC Yuxian County Committee, Yuxian County Convergence Media Center, Yuzhou Museum, Yuxian County Nuanquan ancient town cultural tourism development Co., LTD

Editor: Song Lifang, Li Shi (Intern)