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The role of Chinese gods is closely related to the daily life of Chinese people, many of them are "scheduled" to fulfill their particular duty by our ancestors in the Lunar Calendars.
Now let's start, welcome to get to know these great gods with Chuanmener
现在，跟着chuan men er串门儿一起开始认识认识这些大神吧！
January 14-15, 2023
Theme: Preparing for Chinese New Year, Kitchen God's Headquarter Report.
Family & Health
Zao Jun (灶君), or in folktale by his intimate nickname Kitchen God (灶王爷, Kitchen God Grandpa) is a household folk god who watches over the home and family. Said to reside in the stove or hearth area of a house, it’s believed that Zao Jun annually returns to heaven on the twenty-third day of the twelfth lunar month to report on the status of families to the Jade Emperor (玉皇).
He and his wife, Kitchen Goddess (灶王奶奶), Kitchen God Grandma) one of the lowest-ranking Chinese deities, he is one of the most commonly worshiped gods in the Chinese pantheon.
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Folk Stories from Lunar Year Pictures
About Lunar Year Picture
Lunar Year Pictures (年画Nián Huà) is a Chinese folk painting, which is often displayed inside a residential house or at the gate during the Spring Festival. The production method is usually wood engraving and then rubbing and coloring, but some are just hand-painted. It carries stories from generation to generation for thousands of years, especially stories about Chinese Gods for generations.
年画（Nián Huà）是一种中国民间绘画，是春节期间在私人住宅内或大门口展示的版画。制作方式通常是木质版刻后拓印上彩，但也有一些只是手绘。 它承载着千百年来世代相传的故事，尤其是关于中国神灵的故事。