The 14th "Yiding Cup" Wood Carving Competition sponsored by the China Arts and Crafts Association was held grandly in Putian Arts and Crafts City from September 19 to 26, 2023. A total of 40 contestants including masters of arts and crafts, technical experts, college teachers, and inheritors of woodcarving from Hunan, Zhejiang, Fujian and other provinces and cities across the country were shortlisted for the finals.
Under the coordination of the International Wood Culture Society, the competition specially invited Ratna Muni Bramhacharya, president of Nepal Woodcarving Association, and Dharma Raj Shakya, the immediate past president of Federation of Handicraft Association of Nepal. They carved "Bodhisattva" and "Ganesha" at the event site, both figures are rich in Nepalese woodcarving cultural characteristics. Two outstanding Nepali artists performed on the same stage as several other Chinese arts and crafts masters, interacted and learned with the contestants, and jointly presented an international woodcarving feast for the "Yiding Cup" competition. The diverse skill inheritance and regional customs demonstrate the profoundness and colorful charm of woodcarving culture.