The 9th Oroqen Ice and Snow Yisaren Ritual commenced on Thursday in Hulunbuir City, Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region.
"Yisaren" is from Oroqen language, which means gathering. During the ritual, people would like to worship nature and totem spirits and also participate in various folk sports.
As China's last hunting society, the Oroqen people have earned reputations as the "People on the Horseback in the Forest" and "Live Fossils of Fishing and Hunting Groups in the Northern Hemisphere".
Due to unique geographical environment and natural conditions, the Oroqen people have formed their unique skills and mode of production during the long-term hunting life. The forest hunting culture of the Oroqen people is heavily reflected in their economic production, entertainment, folk music, unique customs and religion.