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five-fold happiness

Chinese concepts of luck, prosperity, longevity, happiness, and wealth


The character fu represents ‘good fortune,’ ‘blessings,’ or ‘luck.’ Since ancient times, its popularity is reflected in many applications of decorative arts, architecture, and clothing. Beginning in the Ming dynasty (1368–1644), a large fu character would often be found at entranceways of buildings to bring a continuous flow of good fortune through the door. Symbols for luck include the bat, dragon, clouds and New Years pictures.



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