Image number
China: The Kitchen God Zao Jun ('stove master'), also called Zao Shen ('stove god' or 'stove spirit').
In Chinese folk religion and Chinese mythology, the Kitchen God Zao Jun is the most important of a plethora of Chinese domestic gods that protect the hearth and family. It is believed that on the twenty third day of the twelfth lunar month, just before Chinese New Year he returns to Heaven to report the activities of every household over the past year to Yu Huang, the Jade Emperor. The Jade Emperor, emperor of the heavens, either rewards or punishes a family based on this yearly report. Zao Jun is celebrated in Vietnamese culture as Tao Quan.
Photo credit
Pictures from History / Bridgeman Images
/ china / arts / kitchen god / asia / historical images / history pictures / asian pictures / art / asia pictures / asian image / asian / daoism / history images / taoist / taoism / asian images / three religions / historical pictures / chinese / history / religion / san jiao / laozi / zhao gongming / vietnam / dao / tao / lao tzu / daoist
Want this image now?

For more details visit FAQ page

Contact us for other Usage Options
Dimension [pixels] Dimension in 300dpi [mm] File size [MB] Online Purchase
Large 3600 × 4832 px 305 × 409 mm 3 MB
Medium 763 × 1024 px 65 × 87 mm 1 MB
Undetermined copyright

Back to top