The bird in First Bloom is called Kingfisher. They are a group of small to medium-sized, brightly colored birds in the order Coraciiformes. They have a cosmopolitan distribution, with most species found outside of the Americas.A few species, principally insular forms, are threatened with extinction.


Tian-tsui is a style of Chinese art featuring kingfisher feathers. For 2,000 years, the Chinese have been using the iridescent blue feathers of kingfisher birds as an inlay for fine art objects and adornment, from hairpins, headdresses, and fans to panels and screens. kingfisher art is relatively unknown outside of China.The usage of kingfisher feathers resulted in the mass slaughter of many kingfisher species.Kingfisher art as a high art form came to an end in the 1940s.


The kite has been claimed as the invention of the 5th-century BC Chinese philosophers Mozi and Lu Ban . By 549 AD paper kites were certainly being flown, as it was recorded that in that year a paper kite was used as a message for a rescue mission.Ancient and medieval Chinese sources describe kites being used for measuring distances, testing the wind, lifting men, signaling, and communication for military operations.The earliest known Chinese kites were flat (not bowed) and often rectangular. Later, tailless kites incorporated a stabilizing bowline. Kites were decorated with mythological motifs and legendary figures; some were fitted with strings and whistles to make musical sounds while flying.From China, kites were introduced to Cambodia, Thailand, India, Japan, Korea and the western world.


A seal, in an East Asian context, is a general name for printing stamps and impressions thereof which are used in lieu of signatures in personal documents, office paperwork, contracts, art, or any item requiring acknowledgement or authorship.
The Chinese emperors, their families and officials used large seals known as xǐ , later renamed bǎo , which corresponds to the Great Seals of Western countries.
Ancient Chinese calligraphy and paintings have many seals. They represent owners from different dynasties . These seals are marks recording the long history of one art work.


Go is an abstract strategy board game for two players, in which the aim is to surround more territory than the opponent.
The game was invented in ancient China more than 2,500 years ago, and is thus the oldest board game continuously played today. It was considered one of the four essential arts of the cultured aristocratic Chinese scholar caste in antiquity. The earliest written reference to the game is generally recognized as the historical annal Zuo Zhuan.


In China, castration included removal of the penis as well as the testicles. Both organIt is said that the justification for the employment of eunuchs as high-ranking civil servants was that, since they were incapable of having children, they would not be tempted to seize power and start a dynasty.
In many cases, eunuchs were considered more reliable than the scholar officials.

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