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DeeinNJ 04-10-2009 02:47 PM

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!

gailwoo 04-10-2009 09:44 PM

What does it look like?

maryb3 04-11-2009 03:40 PM

Translation
 
I'll ask my FIL

maryb3 04-11-2009 03:43 PM

translation
 
" Asking and listening to your heart" ???????? That's what he said!

DeeinNJ 04-18-2009 04:24 PM

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?

mmstampedia 04-18-2009 06:18 PM

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.:rolleyes:

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! :-D

Noel in TX 04-18-2009 07:55 PM

As a Chinese, I don't think I'm gonna pass this one.

mmstampedia 04-18-2009 09:56 PM

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!:rolleyes:




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.

gailwoo 04-18-2009 10:47 PM

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.

mmstampedia 04-19-2009 07:37 AM

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.:-D

Hi Gail! anyone else know anything more on the other symbol? I'll ask around some more.;)

gailwoo 04-19-2009 08:19 AM

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

mmstampedia 04-19-2009 10:00 PM

[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!:mrgreen: LOL

gailwoo 04-20-2009 06:05 PM

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

DeeinNJ 04-21-2009 08:30 AM

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

gailwoo 04-21-2009 09:16 AM

as long as you don't put the characters upside down! I have seen Asian characters used in wrong orientation in stamp cattys!

mmstampedia 04-21-2009 10:41 PM

upside down?
 
Yes, please don't stamp the characters upside down! :confused: That bugs me to no end! I can't stand it! :twisted: 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 04-21-2009 10:46 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by gailwoo (Post 13812642)
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!


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