Chaco (lechaco) wrote in little_details,

ancient chinese wine cups

Which end do they drink from the bronze wine cups?

I've watched a chinese historical drama called Han Emperor (大汉天子) and they drank the wine from the right end in the picture (the u-shaped end), but in Juuni Kokki (anime with a lot of Chinese cultural references), the people drank from the left end (the spout). Generally, I'd trust the chinese drama more but when my mom and I watched the chinese drama, she wasn't sure that they depicted the right way of drinking. Also they had already misquoted Confucius so I don't know if they got this wrong, too. I haven't watched any other historical drama so I can't cross-compare.

Thanks. :)

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