《清明上河图》（Part of the painting, Along the River During the Qingming Festival）
Jiang Kaiming, a talented hard-pen painter in Jinhua, Zhejiang province, recently finished his 56-meter-long Zekou Slumberland, which depicts his hometown of Jiangtang town in Wucheng district.
Jiang applies the "cavalier perspective theory" utilized in Along the River During the Qingming Festival, a famous scroll painting by Zhang Zeduan of the Northern Song Dynasty (AD960-1127) in his paintings.
The 56-meter-long painting trilogy mainly depicts the dramatic lifestyle changes of villagers in Zekou and its surroundings over 40 years since China's reform and opening up began in 1978. The scroll features 14,530 characters, more than 8,860 neo-classical buildings, 1,283 close-ups of people, and more than 200 vehicles of various kinds. The painting also depicts important moments in Jinhua's reform and development.
Jiang left his hometown more than 20 years ago and now lives in Pinghu, a county level city in Jiaxing.
Jiang's pen-ink scroll entitled The Landscape of the Beautiful East Lake is the world's longest pen-ink painting of a real scene corresponding to a general scene. It was awarded a "Guinness Best" by China Records (a certification company headquartered in Shanghai) and was named "the longest realistic pen-ink scroll in the world" by the World Record Association.
After returning to Zekou and witnessing its transformation, Jiang was inspired to draw a picture of his hometown. He spent 20 hours a day painting at his desk over the course of 11 years, using more than one thousand carbon ink cartridges.
It has been reported that the painting, which depicts Chinese traditional farming culture, was included into the Carrying the Flag World Records database in June, 2020.