Yuhu Village (witch Ruken Village)
Yuhu drunk at the northwest foot of Jade Dragon Snow Mountain, 15 kilometers away from Lijiang County. Yuhu village Naxi language called "witch Ruken", translated as "Silver Stone feet" that is the foot of Jade Dragon Snow Mountain. Yuhu Village of Yulong mountain landscape is characterized by undulating edge of the area is a mountain-high mountain or the climate is cold temperate mountain. Village West, the famous landscape "Yuzhu Atlas," 2850 meters above sea level, the village built into the north of ancient man-made lake, "Yuhu" is one of the Jade Dragon Snow Mountain King 12, originated in Yuzhu Atlas Department of Yuhu dry seasons are not disabilities River, across the Yuhu two villages up and down.
Yuhu Village, named because of the Yulong, "Yuhu side there were large tracts of Yi Mu caoba, the wind and beautiful scenery. In the past, Yuhu the mountains around the village there are deer, wild boar, bears, dozens of wild animals.
Austrian-American scholar Joseph. Locke in Lijiang for 27 years (22 years -49 years), mainly in the jade lake village witch Ruken for him to collect information and research base camp, he wrote in his book: "Witch Ruken --- - a beautiful environment, located in the pristine Snowy Mountains of Lijiang small village on the mountain slopes, snow-capped mountains steep peak fan, as if to protect it is quite similar to protect. the United States National Geographic Society expedition to Yunnan Province, headquartered here, and I, in this village to village governance of a number of minor ailments, or help them get rid of anxiety based on the spirit of imagination and so on, the contacts with the villagers won their trust. "in this village, Locke had read Dongba exorcism The ceremony, witnessed the Dongba stood barefoot on the already red-hot Plowshare; tongue lick hot Plowshare, to issue "hissing" sound; see the Dongba flaming hand immersed in the activities of the oil with medium-witchcraft . That is, in the village homes, the Locke requested at the Dongba religion of Dongba rituals are important, he made notes, took hundreds of photographs. Shoot the film. Locke had also a complete collection of the Dongba scriptures, according to Locke said he collected them by the book "is today not a Naxi priests can have a complete portfolio."
Vicissitudes, Half a century later, personnel no longer, however, is still pure Snowy Mountains, witch Lukenluoke's former residence remains the same, the villagers still simple and friendly. Wu Ruken ---- a Eulogy, and the best memory of Joseph Francis Rock village.
The former vice president of Taiwan's National Palace Museum, the famous scholar of the Dongba culture, art historian, essayist Mr. Li Lincan, Hangzhou Art College in 1939 with the identity of the students come to Lijiang, collecting material painting. When he first thing one sees the beautiful Jade Dragon Snow Mountain, the first contact with the Naxi Dongba, the would be reluctant to leave the Lijiang this beautiful, mysterious place. Another compilation, "Mody some hieroglyphics dictionary" and "Mody those objectives English language dictionary." At the same time, he repeatedly Locke's footsteps along the Yulong Snow Mountain tour addition, write a Journey "Yulong Snowy Mountains." He and colleagues Lichen Lan, Lijiang, a famous painter Lin Zhou. Where calligrapher weeks together, was among the first to art appreciation in the form of tourism, tour the Yulong Snow Mountain of visitors. Yulong Snow Mountain Yunshan Ping "Jinxiu Valley" secret, is that the few celebrities to arise. Mr. Li Lincan old age and year, is cherished, as always, filled with deep emotion of the Jade Dragon Snow Mountain, Lijiang county government promised him to apply to become an honorary citizen of Lijiang. He wanted to go but can not, cut a pinch of white hair and, after Western Europe, care Naxi scholar Dr. Yang Fuquan buried in the Yulong Snow Mountain.
Yuhu Village because of the local land and lakes, "Yuhu" and named. Yuhu is located just north of the village, long 200 meters wide and more than 40 meters, the four seasons there is water, water changes with the seasons. This lake is before the Ming Dynasty by the wood's toast of cultivation by man-made lake, Yuhu was named because of Yulong mountain peaks and forests of the reflection in the lake, the snow and the forest trees embraced, much like green and white jade It is one of the Yulong Snow Mountain King 12.
Legend of wood toast Xiucheng the lake, the result of lake water leakage can not be filled with water, then buried in the bottom of the lake will be a okho only water into the lake, so called okho Yuhu. After the Yulong Snow Mountain because there is a natural small lake in ancient times known Yuhu, wood toast it this name was later used as the name of this man-made lake. Wood's toast in the lake or raise deer, so this place known as "wide Lo", that is Yanglu Chang. Locke in the "Southwest China Ancient Naxi kingdom," wrote that "an individual work Yuhu lake, built by the ancient Naxi Wang middle of the lake there is a small island in a tree. Sanshiliunian Ming Wanli (1608) built Snow Song Om is the Naxi, one of Wang's 12 homes, with murals. Naxi Wang within a year to live somewhere a few months, certain requirements, the famous white toast Mu-sheng Song Om in the snow or raise the following deer, Yuhu that the deer drinking water is. "Naxi folk songs, often referred to Yuhu and mountain deer farm, the Ming Dynasty wooden Naxi toast of high forward poems," Yuhu Tour Spring ",, Lijiang, a famous Qing Dynasty scholar Ma clouds with a" Jade Lake Song ", YANG Chang-books of" roaming Yuhu. " Its visibility is high. This area was once the wood in the past Yuhu House toast land on a major respite. Fifties or sixties of this century, in the Yuhu also found a carved pattern glazed tile pieces.