A Bite of China

The Luban's Day

by Stella on 2016-06-13 14:28:17

Civil engineering classmates, do you know what day is it today?


Today is 13th June, 2016. Few chinese people knows the meaning of this day. It origins to an ancient person in A.D. 507-444. His name is Luban. His family name is Gongshu, and given name is Ban. He was born in Lu country, so people call him Luban.  His father was a craftsman and he did learn this craft with his father in his childhood. As he practised so much that he had a lot of experience in the civil engineering. 


Luban is the ancient excellent inventor and is respected by many chinese craftsman.   And many tools used today are invented by him. Let us have a look. 



1. saw


锯子.jpg


2. Bevel gauge


鲁班尺.jpg


3. Carpenter's ink marker

墨斗.jpg


4. Lock-and-key


锁钥.jpg


5. Scaling ladder


云梯.jpg


6. Strong hook


钩强.jpg


7. Stone mill


石磨.jpg


8. Wooden kite


木鸢.jpg


9. Umbrella


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