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Good Fortune As Things Happen According to Your Wishes

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In Chinese, the persimmon (shi) is a homophone for the Chinese word “things.” The combination of two persimmons and a ruyi (a decorative object that symbolizes good fortune) means that “everything will happen just as you wish.” The images of the lotus flower and carps represent a rich life, days of good harvests, and surplus. Moreover, images of jianshi (lions holding swords in their mouths) represent good fortune and helps ward off evil.


41.5 x30 cm
Creator: Wang Yu-Chi

National Museum of History