In high school, I became interested in the history of the kimono, the Japanese traditional clothing and that's when I encountered the Hanfu culture.
I learnt that the kimono was greatly influenced by the traditional clothing of the Han Chinese people and as a person of Chinese descent born in Canada, I didn’t have much knowledge of Hanfu, but I've learned about it from people in this club who are passionate about Chinese traditional culture.
I rediscovered my identity as a Han Chinese through it, and I've introduced this unique clothing style of my nation to Canadians. During our mid-Autumn event last year, I led tourists from every corner of the world on a tour through Vancouver's Sun Yat-Sen Garden. I'm proud of my culture, and it has helped me connect my identities as both a Chinese and a Canadian.