Mahjong for all

2020-12-22 12:05:11

Master craftsman Ricky Cheung Sing-chung in the studio. [Photo provided to China Daily] Call it classic meets contemporaryor an old tradition with a moderntwist. For the next month (until January 30, 2021), Karen Arub Studio will bring visitors on an immersivejourney of revival under the theme"Wanderlust in Mahjong Craftsmanship"every Saturday afternoon at its studio in the Jockey Club Creative Arts Centre (JCCAC) in Shek Kip Mei. Illustrator Karen Aruba's grandfatherset up the Fuk Hing Lung Mahjong Factoryin 1963; it was shuttered in 2009.With her father, Ricky Cheung Sing-chung, one of the few remaining crafstmen for hand-carved mahjong tiles in Hong Kong, the pair strive topreserve the traditional mahjong-makingprocess that has been registered as intangible cultural heritage in the city.