In Cantonese, mahjong has the same pronunciation as the “sparrow”, that is why a lovely bird is featured the illustration. Mahjong was in fact an essential part of Hong Kong people’s life in 1950s-2000s. Though the craftsmanship of mahjong making is disappearing, the preservation of Hong Kong culture should be kept. ‘How to Make Mahjong’ – Sparrow vs mahjong series illustrates the traditional method and engraving tools of making mahjong pieces that I learnt from her grandfather and father since childhood.
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