ChiChi Land - Netflix

In the grand nature, there is a city called ChiChi Land that is made of blocks. In this city, lively blocks (ChiChi blocks) live happily with Little Figures. ChiChi blocks have the ChiChi power, and can transform or combine into different things from props to big buildings. On the contrary, puny Little Figures have smart minds. Those two groups help each other and live happily in the magic ChiChi Land.

Type: Animation

Languages: Chinese

Status: To Be Determined

Runtime: 5 minutes

Premier: None

ChiChi Land - Chi (mythology) - Netflix

Chi (Chinese: 螭; pinyin: chī; Wade–Giles: ch'ih) means either “a hornless dragon” or “a mountain demon” (namely, chimei 螭魅) in Chinese mythology. Hornless dragons were a common motif in ancient Chinese art, and the chiwen 螭吻 (lit. “hornless-dragon mouth”) was an Imperial roof decoration in traditional Chinese architecture.

ChiChi Land - Characters - Netflix

The Chinese character 螭 for chi “hornless dragon” combines the “bug radical” 虫 (typically signifying words for insect, reptiles, and dragons, e.g., shen 蜃) with a phonetic of chi or li 离 “mountain demon; leave”. This phonetic element 离 is pronounced either chi when used for chi 螭 “demon; dragon” or li when used for li 離 ("with the “bird radical” 隹) “leave; part from; ☲ The Clinging bagua”. The (ca. 3rd century BCE) Seal script character for 螭, which is the earliest known writing, has the same radical-phonetic combination. This chi 螭 “hornless dragon” is also a variant Chinese character for chi 魑 (differentiated with the “ghost radical” 鬼) “mountain demon”, which only occurs in the compound chimei 魑魅 “mountain and forest demons; evil spirits; goblins”. Chimei 魑魅 is sometimes written 螭魅 or 螭鬽 with chi 螭. Note the “ghost radical” in the mei characters 魅 (with a phonetic of wei 未) and 鬽 (with the “hair radical” 彡 representing the demon's hair, cf. chi 螭's variant 彲). The (121 CE) Shuowen Jiezi, which was the first Chinese dictionary of characters, gives chi 离, 螭, and 魑 definitions (tr. Carr 1990:137, cf. Visser 1913:101). chi 离: “a mountain spirit and wild beast, [the pictograph] comes from its birdlike head, legs, and tail.” 山神獸也从禽頭从厹从屮。 chi 螭: "[a creature] like a dragon and yellow, in the north, they call it dilou, [the graph] comes from the “bug radical” and a chi 离 phonetic, or, a hornless [dragon] is called chi." 若龍而黃北方謂之地螻从虫离聲或云無角曰螭。 chi 魑: "a kind of ghost/demon, [the ideograph] comes from the “ghost radical” and chi 离 “mountain demon radical”, which is also the phonetic." 鬼屬从鬼从离离亦聲。 This dilou 地螻 “earth cricket” compares with the tulou 土螻 “earth cricket,” which the Shanhaijing (2, tr. Birrell 2000:23) mentions on 昆侖邱 (“Kunlun Mound”), “There is an animal here [Mound of Offspringline] which looks like a ram, but has four horns. Its name is the earth-cricket. It devours humans.”

ChiChi Land - References - Netflix