In the Forums

Register

Today's Posts

Search

Get the Weekly
Inkling
newsletter





Previous Issues

Get Social

Splitcoaststampers on InstagramLike Splitcoaststampers on FacebookFollow Splitcoaststampers on TwitterPit Splitcoaststampers on Pinterest

Sponsored Ads


 
Splitcoaststampers.com - the world's #1 papercrafting community
You're currently viewing Splitcoaststampers as a GUEST. We pride ourselves on being great hosts, but guests have limited access to some of our incredible artwork, our lively forums and other super cool features of the site! You can join our incredible papercrafting community at NO COST. So what are you waiting for?

Join the party at Splitcoaststampers today!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 04-10-2009, 02:47 PM   #1
Rubber Obsessor
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: South Jersey
Posts: 128
Default Asian Art question...

Anyone know what the words of the verse that comes with Asian Art set say?

I would like a translation if anyone has it.

Thanks!
DeeinNJ is offline  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Old 04-10-2009, 09:44 PM   #2
Kookie Creator
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: California
Posts: 458
Default

What does it look like?
gailwoo is offline  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Old 04-11-2009, 03:40 PM   #3
Kookie Creator
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Long Island NY
Posts: 370
Smile Translation

I'll ask my FIL
maryb3 is offline  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Old 04-11-2009, 03:43 PM   #4
Kookie Creator
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Long Island NY
Posts: 370
Smile translation

" Asking and listening to your heart" ???????? That's what he said!
maryb3 is offline  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Old 04-18-2009, 04:24 PM   #5
Rubber Obsessor
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: South Jersey
Posts: 128
Default

Thanks for the info. sounds cryptic. Maybe it's just "listen to your heart"

Anyone else know what the Asian text stamp says from this set?
DeeinNJ is offline  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Old 04-18-2009, 06:18 PM   #6
Insane Embellisher
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 856
Default

Hmmm.... let me print out the index card and go and find someone who can read and explain it to me.... I'll be back but not right away. Hope you don't need the info right away.

this is all I can tell you for now...

"Fish" is a symbol of "plentifulness" having enough to eat.

"fortune cookie " a modern North american invention.... Ask Gail that one!

" Coin" Old fashioned coin of more recent chinese history.... ancient ones were shaped like a hat or something like that.

Panda bear?

"3 girls" 3 times gold if you have 3 girls in your family.... I don't know the exact saying/meaning but I've heard it since I have 3 girls and one boy......
maybe it's cost us that when they get married!

Maybe some one else knows more than this!
mmstampedia is offline  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Old 04-18-2009, 07:55 PM   #7
Matboard Maniac
 
Noel in TX's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 327
Default

As a Chinese, I don't think I'm gonna pass this one.
__________________
Noel's blog & Noel's gallery
Noel in TX is offline  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Old 04-18-2009, 09:56 PM   #8
Insane Embellisher
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 856
Default

Well, here's another answer for you.....
Internet is absolutely amazing..... I thought I had to drive across town and find a friend's auntie and have tea to find the answer for you. I found someone I know in China who could tell me the answer in english so that was easier. And I didn't even have to leave the house!

so here is the response. Hope it helps!




Good morning (Sunday) from shanghai...

(1) To start with the coin...
as you can see, there are 4 Chinese characters, as represented by 4 directions.
in this case, we read it in a direction from north to south and then from east to west
So, it is read as Fu ( Fortune ) --> Shou (Longevity) --> Hang (Health) --> ning (quietness)

(2) About the round thing on top of the coin, I am not too sure, but I can find it by asking others.

(3) About the 5 Chinese characters on the far right of the page... and your are right it has to do with the heart.

it is read from top to bottom vertically. It sounds like " ting xiang ni de xin"
Literally, it means "listening towards to your heart", or simply it means "listen to your heart"

let me know if you need additonal help.
mmstampedia is offline  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Old 04-18-2009, 10:47 PM   #9
Kookie Creator
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: California
Posts: 458
Default

Yes, i agree, if its the verse with five characters, listen to your heart. I went to SU gallery to find the set. Sorry it took so long to figure it out.
gailwoo is offline  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Old 04-19-2009, 07:37 AM   #10
Insane Embellisher
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 856
Default

Good morning (Sunday) from shanghai...

(1) To start with the coin...
as you can see, there are 4 Chinese characters, as represented by 4 directions.
in this case, we read it in a direction from north to south and then from east to west

So, it is read as
Fu ( Fortune ) -->

Shou (Longevity) -->

Hang (Health) --> Ning (quietness) Tranquility ( my choice of word)


might be another choice for the word with a similar meeting.


Here's a little more info today.

Hi Gail! anyone else know anything more on the other symbol? I'll ask around some more.
mmstampedia is offline  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Old 04-19-2009, 08:19 AM   #11
Kookie Creator
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: California
Posts: 458
Default

I looked at index again,
There are 4 diff characters/words on lower coin, the meanings are in post above;
The top round image can also be a coin; simplified version for 'shou'-long life;
Yes, fortune cookies invented in usa (i thought it was in los angeles, ca).
Hth, gail

Ps. I recognize 4 of the 5 chsracters in the vertical verse: listen to your heart;
Three japanese girls ; bonsai tree
gailwoo is offline  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Old 04-19-2009, 10:00 PM   #12
Insane Embellisher
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 856
Default

[QUOTE=gailwoo;13798714]I looked at index again,
The top round image can also be a coin; simplified version for 'shou'-long life;

Yes, fortune cookies invented in usa (i thought it was in los angeles, ca).
Hth, gail

Hi Gail, Oh! I thought San Fran was vying for the birthplace of the fortune cookie! I thought I read about that somewhere in one of the interesting bits of information at the Bakery.... in San Franscisco? Another Gal researched the origins of the good cookies and even wrote a book about it. She would say different! But it doesn't matter as long as we get good fortunes and good cookies! LOL
mmstampedia is offline  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Old 04-20-2009, 06:05 PM   #13
Kookie Creator
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: California
Posts: 458
Default

I stand corrected,
it was first served in Japanese Tea Garden, in San Francisco Golden Gate Park (LOL, I should know that, I live in SF!); created by Japanese immigrant Hagiwara.
~g
gailwoo is offline  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Old 04-21-2009, 08:30 AM   #14
Rubber Obsessor
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: South Jersey
Posts: 128
Default

Thanks to everyone who provided this information. It means a lot that you took the time to investigate.

I don't know about anyone else, but I can't put text on a card when I don't know what it means.

What if you are wishing someone happy birthday and a person who actually READS the language spots the card and says, "That verse means, "in your time of sorrow," or something like that! I would feel very stupid.

Or, if you give a card to someone and they ask, "What does this mean?" and then what do I do?, shrug and say, "I dunno."

So, I feel better having some idea about what I am sending to others.

Thanks again.
DeeinNJ
DeeinNJ is offline  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Old 04-21-2009, 09:16 AM   #15
Kookie Creator
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: California
Posts: 458
Default

as long as you don't put the characters upside down! I have seen Asian characters used in wrong orientation in stamp cattys!
gailwoo is offline  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Old 04-21-2009, 10:41 PM   #16
Insane Embellisher
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 856
Default upside down?

Yes, please don't stamp the characters upside down! That bugs me to no end! I can't stand it! Even though I can't read the Chinese I can tell when it's upside down! Some one once told me to watch for how the "legs of the characters are pointing.... they should be standing on the ground not pointing up in the air if that makes any sense!
mmstampedia is offline  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Old 04-21-2009, 10:46 PM   #17
Insane Embellisher
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 856
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by gailwoo View Post
I stand corrected,
it was first served in Japanese Tea Garden, in San Francisco Golden Gate Park (LOL, I should know that, I live in SF!); created by Japanese immigrant Hagiwara.
~g
Oh, I wasn't dreaming then! Someone else says it's LA! Another person says the fortune cookies resemble something back in the old country of Japan and it emmigrated over to North America! Which ever it is their still fun and good to eat!
mmstampedia is offline  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Reply





Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off