Thursday, December 18, 2008

Welcome to Jianghu

is one of the most vague and complicated terms in modern Chinese. It's an imaginary world in which the chivalry swordsmen fight evil and protect the weak. It's where life is always sacrificed for the ultimate causes. It's a state of mind, a fantasy, a story of romance...

Sometimes “Jianghu” is also simple to explain. It’s a small cozy bar inside an old Hutong in Beijing. A place for music, alcohol, love, and friendship.

A traditional Beijing Siheyuan has been transformed into this nice little space.

The bar just celebrated its 2nd birthday.

A picture took by the owner. A woman holding a baby in front of the freaky new CCTV building.

Latterns inside the yard.

Some art crafts and an oil painting of a traditional Beijing opera figure.

Elements of traditional Hutongs and Siheyuans.

An old phone.

Al on the roof.

The corner where music originates.

A couple of my friends having a break after a blues session.

That’s me singing some Beatles songs.

Mr. Wang Tianxiao, outstanding saxophone player, an easy-going, funny, and compassionate musician, one of the creators of “Jianghu”.
“Jianghu” is located in Dong Mianhua Hutong near Jiao Dao Kou. Click here for a detailed map.

Where there is people, there is Jianghu…

Reposted from with the kind permission of Bai.

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