Jing Zhe Sterling silver teapot 惊蛰纯银茶壶
今天分享这款纯银小茶壶：Jing Zhe 容量120ml/102g，惊蛰意为春雷乍动，天气变暖，地下蛰伏的动物开始苏醒，惊蛰之后，大地可农活，动物可苏醒，故采用此上窄下宽平底壶形，寓意大地包容万物，草木新生，有着蓬勃生长之意。
Startled stings, everything is born.
Jingzhe, also known as "Qizhe" in ancient times, is the third solar term of the twenty-four solar terms in the lunar calendar. The startling sting arrives and begins in the middle of spring. "Xia Xiaozheng" says: "The first month starts the sting, and words are stinged."
In the current Chinese character culture circle, Japan still uses the name "Qizhe", which means Tibetan. Animals enter the hidden soil in winter without drinking or eating. They are called "sting". When the spring thunders, the weather Warm up, the rain is getting more and more, everything is awakened.
What is thunder that can awaken everything?
In "Shan Hai Jing·Hainei East Jing 13", there is a monster called "Thunder God": there is Thor in Lei Ze, with a dragon body and a human head, bulging its belly. In Wu Xi, here, the Thunder God has the body of a dragon, and the human head can make thunder as long as he knocks on his belly. This is the first description of "thunder" by people. After human beings entered a civilized society, they were still full of imagination about "thunder". In the "Supplement to the History of the Tang Dynasty" by Li Zhao of the Tang Dynasty, there is such a record: "Or: Leizhou Spring and Summer There are many thunders, and there is no sun. Lei Gong falls on the ground in autumn and winter, and people take it and eat it, and its shape is similar. And again, everyone who eats with yellow croaker will be shaken to death."
Description Leizhou has thunder every day in spring and summer. Lei Gong hibernates in the ground in autumn and winter. It is shaped like a zhì, which is a pig and can be eaten by humans. However, if it is eaten with yellow croaker, it will be shaken to death.
It can be seen that the Chinese people's imagination of all things in nature has always been very rich and interesting. It is also a spiritual practice to keep the naive state of understanding all things in the world.
Today I share this small sterling silver teapot: Jing Zhe has a capacity of 120ml/102g. Jing Zhe means spring thunder strikes, and the weather becomes warmer. Animals dormant underground begin to wake up. After the startling sting, the earth can be used for farming and the animals can wake up, so the upper limit is adopted. The shape of a pot with a wide bottom and a flat bottom implies that the earth embraces all things, and the vegetation is renewed, with the meaning of vigorous growth.