An ink rubbing exhibition opened at Yuantong Temple in Taiyuan, capital of North China's Shanxi province, on Nov 28.

The art of traditional ink rubbing is a technique that uses paper and ink (including cinnabar and other materials) to clearly copy every detail on inscriptions and vessels. 

It is an ancient traditional art technique to copy and preserve images and characters on cultural relics, and was created in China.

The exhibition hosted by the Taiyuan bureau of cultural relics aims to promote the innovation of the traditional art form and displays 17 rubbings with artistic, aesthetic, architectural, and folklore value, showcasing the culture of inscriptions.

The thin rubbing exhibits preserve the content of inscriptions with a long history and show the public the rich historical connotations behind the inscriptions, which are very meaningful, said a visitor surnamed Liu.