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Kaka plays ancient Chinese football in 'hanfu' (1/5)

2013-07-02 15:51 Ecns.cn Web Editor:Su Jie

Kaka plays "cuju" wearing "hanfu" in front of the Beijing National Stadium, also known as the Bird's Nest, in Beijing, capital of China, July 2, 2013. The Real Madrid midfielder Kaka arrived in Beijing on Monday to promote a friendly football match between veteran Brazilian and Chinese players. [Photo: Osports]

"Hanfu" is the traditional dress of the Han Chinese people. It has a history of more than three millennia, and is said to have been worn by the legendary Yellow Emperor.

Cuju means "kick the ball with foot." It was a popular sport played by ancient Chinese during the Qingming Festival. Legend has it that the Yellow Emperor was the initiator of "cuju," who invented it to train his soldiers.

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