Museum of Shanghai


Imagine sleeping on these pillows …

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I think I like this the best. He/she looks very comfortable.

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I would feel bad sleeping on this one…Looks like he’s not happy to be crushed.

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Leaves not only have medicinal power but also support your neck.

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Sleeping on a house! You never have to worry about people stealing it.

I want these bowls.

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Interesting kettles.

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By far my favourite! It’s gold magic peaches (仙桃).

What an attitude!

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Upon closer inspection, I just realized he’s smoking from a seashell…

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Is that a snake?

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Is this why it’s good to wear red socks with little people (踩小人)? It’s a Chinese tradition for the new year, supposedly bringing you good luck and protecting you from bad people.

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Poor guy.

People and Animals.

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Even the dog looks fierce.

What people used to wear.

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It’s funny how the Toms today resemble the shoes from the olden days 布鞋. Fashion has a way of coming back.

Chinese Calligraphy.

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The Official Seals.

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Traditional Paintings.

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Cherry Blossoms — Iconic Flowers, having the quality of perseverance despite harsh conditions.
梅花香自苦寒来,有坚韧不拔,自强不息的精神品质。

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Bamboos — a symbol of upright. Together with the cherry blossoms, orchid and chrysanthemum, they are known as the Four Gentleman (君子)。

Objects of Obscurity.

What do you think they are?

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Perhaps perfume bottles?

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Flower vase?

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Lucky charms?

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Another flower vase?

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No clue…

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Looks like the kitchen.

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Oven?

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A cup with a beautiful scenery…

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My eight year old cousin says it’s laundry basket.

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Watering can?

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Spinal cord?

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