Demystifying the origin of the four ghost trees in China, mulberry/willow/japane / admin

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When it comes to the feudal society in ancient China, because of the long period of feudalism, various legends about demons and ghosts have been circulated among Chinese folks, and there are also some ancient folk songs. People in ancient times paid grea...

Demystifying the origin of the four ghost trees in China, mulberry/willow/japane

When it comes to the feudal society in ancient China, because of the long period of feudalism, various legends about demons and ghosts have been circulated among Chinese folks, and there are also some ancient folk songs. People in ancient times paid great attention to Feng Shui, so everything about the orientation of the house, and even the trees around the house are taboo. So in the Chinese folk there are four ghost trees, which trees do the four folk ghost trees refer to? Let's take a look together.


1. What are the four major folk ghost trees?

Four folk ghost trees: mulberry, willow, pagoda and poplar



There is a folk song about Zhaiji that is even more widely spread: no mulberry in the front, no willow in the back, no ghosts in front of the door, and clap your hands. The clapping of ghosts refers to poplar trees, because the leaves of poplar trees will rattle in the wind, as if ghosts are clapping their hands. Is it really impossible to plant these ghost trees in the courtyard of a home? It's hard to say.



When there are no ghosts clapping in the courtyard, the leaves of the poplar trees will rattle in the wind, like ghosts clapping their hands. There is a kind of taboo folk song in Kaifeng, Henan: don't plant mulberries in front, don't plant willows in back, and don't plant ghosts in front of the door to clap your hands. Sang and mourning are homonyms; Liu means that after the death of parents, willow branches are often used as mourning sticks and soul-calling flags for funerals; ghost clapping refers to poplar trees, which are mostly planted at the base, and their leaves make a sound in the wind, like people clapping their hands. There is also a folk saying that do not plant locust trees behind the house.



It is said that there was a custom of respecting locust trees in ancient times, and locust trees were a symbol of auspiciousness, longevity and official position in ancient times, so it is taboo among the people to plant locust trees behind houses. It is taboo in Henan to plant neem trees in the courtyard, thinking that neem seeds are bitter beans,Zhao master eats bitter fruit. However, there are also people who say that the four ghost trees are just used by many people on the Internet to intimidate people, just like why you can't look in the mirror at night.



But this is not a feng shui statement, it is just a superstition. So what is Feng Shui? Feng Shui is a science that pursues the unity of man and nature to seek good fortune and avoid evil. By letting people live in auspicious places, it is the knowledge to help people develop better. Feng Shui is about weather, location, and harmony. When is the best time to start the ground, what day is the best time to open the business, these belong to the right time, which is knowledge that needs image coordination in metaphysics, but people are still very curious about the origin of the four ghost trees.

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