G.yung 'brug (b. 1985) took these pictures during the Lo sar (Tibetan New Year period) of 2010 mostly in Rgyas rdzong (Jizong) Village, Kha mdo (Shuizi) Township, Rong brag (Danba) County. Pictures were also taken in Rong brag County Town. A few were taken elsewhere.



Rong brag is one of the eighteen counties in Dkar mdzes (Ganzi) Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan Province, PR China.



The village is home to 53 households (47 Tibetan households; 6 Han Chinese households) for a total population of 250. Villagers cultivate barley, potatoes, wheat, peas, prickly ash (Sichuan pepper), apples, English walnuts, pears, and corn. Rgyas rdzong villagers, and residents of nearby Khrod ro (Changna) and La rgyal (Najiao) villages speak nearly the same distinctive Tibetan dialect. Qiangic-related languages are spoken in such neighboring villages as Dung gi (Dongge), Dge hri drags yis (Geshizha), and Pa lde (Ba di) villages.