2 months ago

Sad! One of Hong Kong’s Last Hand-carved Mahjong Shops May Close for Good

Goldthread
Goldthread
Carving mahjong tiles by hand is a traditional craft only a few artisans in Hong Kong know how to do. Now, one of them is getting evicted from his space, putting the art in further peril. We spoke to him about the uncertainty that lies ahead.

0:00 When Biu Kee opened
0:52 Getting evicted
01:44 Why Cheung wants to stay
02:38 How to carve mahjong tiles by hand

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Revisit our interview with Cheung in 2018:

Carving Mahjong By Hand in Hong Kong
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=itPwfE9thk0

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Producer: Angie Hon
Videographer: Will Hon, Nicholas Ko, Mario Chui
Editor: Gavin Wong
Mastering: César del Giudice

#mahjong #craft #hongkong

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