We had a nice trip in West South of China with a exiting task to uncover everyday life of little ethnic group – Mosuo.
We start or trip, celebrating the New Year in Shanghai, getting into Chinese atmospere. Going around to find those, the most authentic things that could be fitted in our cultural perception of China. People, food, massage, strange drinks and places – that was enough to prepare us to fly on tine plane to Lijiang. I suppose to see less tourist there… No way we have to run from this beauty small town to the hidden Lugu Lake.
Actually there almost no one was speaking english, and they were quite busy doing everyday routine to answer to our question.. there were quite hard to try to make photo in the house of one family, where we stay one night.. no electricity, no hot weather, fire place in the cetre of the main room and corn everywhere… many children and totally respect to the older women. In these places is leaving matriarchate society, the total respect and calm atmosphere… I felt strange there, blinded light blue sky and little villages around the lake, between them fields cultivating by woman.. because men stay at home and take care about children.. the way how they live. Many children around, they are eating, playing, running in the middle of nowhere… they are in the hand of mothers, while they are working.. It is nice to see how intense life cycles works , like for everyone, who cultivate soil, who respect nature .. respect and listen.
We spent there 4 days going from one village to another on scooter, greeting goats on the mountains, collecting carefully images for our memory and photos for the work. The people continue toil without giving us much of attention and that was exactly out expectation.
More photo is here.
January 8, 2014