The Nine Fishes, as the name suggests, features nine lovely carp frolicking in the water, each in their own way. The red fish is said to bring good luck, and the sound of ‘carp’ is the same as ‘li’, signifying good luck and prosperity. The word ‘jiǔ’ means long and enduring, while the word ‘fish’ means ‘surplus’. “The combination of the two is a blessing for the year.
The lotus has been one of the subjects of poets and artists throughout the ages for its noble character of “being straight in the middle and straight in the outside, not sprawling, undefiled by the mud, and undefiled by the wash of water”. The lotus flowers next to the nine fish are lush and green, full of vitality. The lotus flower, also known as the lotus flower, has the meaning of ‘even’, hence the inscription ‘Lian Nian You Yu’.
The combination of carp and lotus flowers not only compliments the owner’s noble character, but also represents a vision of a better life ahead. Hanging this picture of nine fishes in the entrance hall will bring prosperity and wealth, and will delight the body and mind, as well as the auspicious blessing of “yearly prosperity”! It is also a very auspicious gift for elders, leaders, clients, teachers and friends.”
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