The toy is always an important part of people’ life. In the past time, people treated an insect as a toy( such as Chinese cricket fighting), while now people have many toys to choose (such as a hand spinner that has swept across the globe). Toys, as our friends, not only kill time but also add some fun and excitements to our lives. Now, I will introduce a game in ancient China to you, allowing you to learn about Chinese people’ daily life and Chinese culture.
In fact, the game becomes associated with Chinese culture, and at the same time, the Chinese culture and customs are also mirrored by these games. In ancient China, commoners have no enough entertainment and so many cute and cut-edge handheld devices (such as phone, hand spinner). So people should seek for funny things to kill their times, like chess, archery, and even cricket fighting. The cricket fighting is so prevalent and its major members are crickets. Cricket fighting is a blood sport, which dates back to more than 1000 years and has become popular in Song dynasty. Why can the game of cricket fight be popularized by commoners?
It is said that someone occasionally saw some male crickets fighting with each other to earn the female cricket’ love, or those children who have intense curiosity have taken two crickets into a cabbage, and they both fight each other fiercely and this game become so prevalent. But no matter what reasons of the appearance of this game are, it does add some fun to people’s life. With rising in popularity, the game becomes a culture called circlet fighting culture and become more professional.
How to select an excellent cricket
Before having a cricket fighting, you should choose a good and brave cricket. There are so many crickets in nature, which one is good?
In general, a nice insect is well characterized by chirping noise, round head, thick hair and so forth.
It is mentioned that the good cricket with nice features generally is quite expensive, so the rich will buy a dear insect while the poor only buy a cheap one.
No matter what the kind of the cricket is, however, the game also gives people a comfortable and special experience. Additionally, the fighting spirit of cricket becomes associated with food. Therefore, some people will feed some good food for their fighters so as to improve their body and fight. The cricket has nutrition-packed recipes, including vegetables such as ginseng, calcium tablets, the cricket body as well. If you want your insect to be a winner, you should take care of it well.
Occasionally I find so many people immersed in this cricket fighting when they get some crickets. It is because this game has become a crucial part of Chinese culture. Now a ruler should be introduced into this game. In general, these crickets that will take part in this game will be put into a cage and was washed by some people. Then, these crickets will be put on the table and weighted to measure whether it meets the standard weights or not.
In a fighting box, handlers stimulate their cricket’s antennae the use of a straw stick, inflicting the crickets to become aggressive. Some cricket-keeper drives their insects to fight each other until one stands out the most. This is a cricket fighting game.