1. Prohibiting alcohol
2. Dryness (taste), the lack of sugar in a drink, especially an alcoholic one
3. Dryness (medical)
4. Dryness (drought)
5. “Dry”, a style of writing
6. Deadpan, dry humor
Photographs by Feng Haoyu
This project is a part of ‘Origin’ series
According to the Song Sui (History of Song), a Japanese monk Chonen offered the folding fans to the emperor of China in 988. Later in 11th century, Korean envoys brought along Korean folding fans which were of Japanese origin as gifts to Chinese court.The popularity of folding fans was such that sumptuary laws were promulgated during Heian period which restricted the decoration of both hiogi and paper folding fans.They were made by tying thin stripes of hinoki (or Japanese cypress) together with thread. The number of strips of wood differed according to the person’s rank.
“Before I came to America at 16, I imagined my parents had a big house there and everything is completely different from China. I heard kids at my age were more independent.”
“Now at 21, I think China is definitely very different from the time I left, it is fancier, more crowded, and people are more manic and quick tempered after comparing them to Americans. “
Wei Ran, grew up in China, immigrated to California U.S.A. at 16. Now she’s an actress and model for adidas, CHANEL…etc.