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    Good Luck Symbols in Japan

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    Good Luck Symbols in Japan

    Good Luck Symbols in Japan Most people are familiar with the good luck/feng shui items in China. In Japan, there are also such items that are believed to convey good fortune. Below are some of these Japanese good luck items. Beckoning Cat (Prosperity Cat/Maneki-neko)--has one or both paws up, the left meaning beckoning customers and the right meaning to accept money. It is a good luck symbol for enhancing wealth in businesses The seven lucky gods (Shichifukujin)-- they are Benzaiten, Bishamonten, Daikokuten, Ebisu, Fukurokuju, Hotei, and Jurōjin. They are gods of good luck Daruma dolls-- symbol of perseverance and good...

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    Ivory Carving in China: Cultural Heritage

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    Ivory Carving in China: Cultural Heritage

    Ivory Carving in China: Cultural Heritage Ivory carving in China is an intangible cultural heritage. This heritage in fact started in the Neolithic Age when articles were made of bones, teeth and horns from animals. Ivory was an important component of the Neolithic craft cultures that items were made for ritual and religious purposes. Ivory carving experienced significant progress in the Shang dynasty (1600-1046 BC). In the Yuan dynasty (1271-1368), ivory was mainly used to decorate the palace and court and the art of ivory carving went downhill because of the lack of material for private use. Thereafter, ivory carving boomed...

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