Youthful days with Buddha

This is a story of young workers who inherit Tibetan culture by making Buddhist statues.

The factory is located in small town in Eastern Tibet, Sichuan region in China. It’s over 3,000m high. In these 15 years, the town has been highly developing and has changed dramatically. It’s being lost traditional Tibetan culture.

Tibetan Buddhism is identity for Tibetan people and symbol of the faith. Do you know who makes Buddhist statues? In fact, young workers who are about 20 years old make those. They bang copper, heat, and weld them from morning to midnight. They like singing, dancing, smoking, using internet and so on.

They are just ordinary young people like me and proud of making Buddhist statues to inherit their own culture.







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