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Motifs & Symbols

Browse terms in alphabetical order according to their Chinese Pinyin.

Chinese Pinyin: Jin Yu
Chinese: 金鱼
Name Of Image: Goldfish
Description:

Jin yu 金鱼 (goldfish) in Chinese is pronounced the same as jin 金 (gold) and yu 玉 (jade), therefore can be used as a pun referring wealth.   Related Pun Picture: May your household be piled high with gold and […]

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Chinese Pinyin: Ju Hua
Chinese: 菊花
Name Of Image: Chrysanthemum
Description:

Chrysanthemum in traditional Chinese culture has a symbolic meaning for long life. When it is presented with stone which then has an auspicious name of ‘long-life stone (寿石)’, the whole picture symbolises good wishes for longevity in life. When the […]

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