Neon signs are rarely demolished in Hong Kong, and many old shops have closed due to the epidemic, making them "blooming".
Since the closure of Mong Kok Chuan Zhangju last year, the whereabouts of the signs outside the door has been a concern.
In addition to the unique design and a history of more than 70 years, the signboard is also inscribed by a well-known calligrapher Yu Youren. However, the signboard has been demolished by the public.
Some neon conservation groups stated that they had formally followed up at least eight months earlier, and even had interviews with the current management, but in the end they could not get a unanimous decision. They described the news this time as heavy.
Quan Zhangju graduated last year, and the neon sign preservation became empty talk
Recently, the movie "Anita Mui" has repeatedly become a hot topic. Apart from the plot, role and surrounding controversy, one of the scenes of the film tells that when Anita Mui participated in the "First Rookie Singing Competition" on the Lee stage, the original "Quan Zhangju" sign appeared.
Quanzhangju is a well-known Hakka restaurant in Hong Kong. It is famous for its salt-baked chicken, king chicken, fried large intestine and other Hakka dishes. It has branches in Mong Kok, Causeway Bay and Sheung Wan. The sign outside the Mong Kok store has become a landmark for many years. The chicken pattern shows the restaurant’s signature dishes, the font is cursive, and the color is blue and white. The design is very rare.
↓↓↓The past appearance of Quanzhangju’s signature:
The legendary signboard font was inscribed by the famous calligrapher Yu Youren
Since the Mong Kok branch closed last year, the signboard has remained intact, but it is said that the shop has been leased by the new group recently; some members of the public have claimed that the signboard has been demolished recently.
Tetra Neon Exchange, a group that has successfully preserved many classic signboards, revealed that they had followed up on signboards at least eight months ago. Although the current management tends to support the preservation of signboards, they have to The company asked for instructions, but ultimately failed to get a unanimous decision.
The group also pointed out that although they do not want to give up neon signs with cultural value, they need to respect the wishes and decisions of merchants.
Many people think that Quan Zhangju’s cursive script was written by Yu Youren, a famous cursive calligrapher during the Republic of China era. Another organization, "Neon Dusk", thinks it has reservations.
It’s all because when they checked the information, they saw that the script written on the outer wall of the Quan Zhang Ju shop in Sham Shui Po in the early days was written in regular script, and there were also inscriptions on the right. In the old neon manuscript picture, the Quan Zhang Ju in the 1950s was indeed It is written in Northern Wei Kai; however, the current signature is cursive, and there is no Yu Youren inscription. At this stage, it is still unknown whether it is true.
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