In order to strengthen monastery fire safety and the preservation of cultural heritage, six unique fire fighting-themed thangka paintings were unveiled at the Jokhang Temple, a world cultural heritage site, in Lhasa, capital city of southwest China’s Tibet.
It is learned that the six fire fighting-themed thangka paintings were conceived of by the Tibet Fire Rescue Corps. Garma Tenzin, an intangible cultural heritage inheritor of the Chiwu Gangba Thangka School in Tibet’s Shedul White Thangka Academy, and Kelsang Dangang, a first-class thangka artist, were the main painters. They vividly depict the main points of fire safety management in monastery, fire safety precautions in key places, and self-rescue escape knowledge.
The fire fighting-themed thangka paintings unveiled at the Jokhang Temple.
The fire fighting-themed thangka painting.
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