Jino

The Jino People are mainly distributed in Xishuangbanna, Yunnan province. The population is about 21,000. The Jino language belongs to the Tibetan-Burmese group of the Chinese-Tibetan language family. No writing system preserved.

The Jino People mainly engaged in agriculture and well known for the pu’er Tea production.

Traditional festivals: New rice festival, Temaoke festival, Torch festival and etc.

Traditional songs and Dances: folk songs, hunting songs, drum dance, bamboo tube strike tunes and etc.

Traditional food: Pu’er tea, raw vegetable, tadpole mix, steamed crabs with banana leaves, squirrel meat soup, sour ant eggs and etc.

Traditional games: feather ball, stone throwing, bamboo crossing, top spinning, slingshots and etc.

The Jino people worship of their ancestors and nature. They believe the animism and apotheosis of Zhuge Kongming.

The Jino Museum is exact replica of traditional dwellings in Jinghong area, Yunnan province. The building was built by local craftsmen according to the national customs and traditional construction technology. Building materials were shipped from local. The building work was started in 1999 and the museum was open to the public in 2001.
 
The Jino Museum consists of traditional dwellings, which include grand wooden house, elevated cereal barn, elevated fire wood barn, tree twig fences, and mountain terrace for corn growing. Planning of the museum is designed in the style of Jino family living on the Jino Hill. Crops and vegetation are arranged according to the local climate. The museum covers a ground area of 1,000 square meters, and the building area is 250 square meters.
 
The indoor and outdoor displays of Jino Museum are live settings of traditional production and lifestyle of Jino people. The exhibits are collected from Jinghong area in Yunnan province. The time span of the items dated from Qing Dynasty (1616-1911) to modern times, about two hundred years of history.