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One of the most widely cultivated flowers in the world, the chrysanthemum's popularity has grown such that "mums" now reign as the undisputed "Queen of the Fall Flowers." Centuries of careful breeding by gardeners has resulted in a wide range of floral colors, shapes, and sizes. Today, the flower's colors include various shades of pink, purple, red, yellow, bronze or orange, and white. Chrysanthemum comes from combining the Greek word chrysos; meaning gold, with anthemon; meaning flower. So the chrysanthemum is literally, the 'golden flower'. This noble blossom was often portrayed as a symbol of perfection in many cultures. Quite an achievement for a blossom that started out as a small, yellow daisy-like flower! The chrysanthemum has been cultivated in China for nearly 2,700 hundred years and the flower was revered for both its beauty and as a medicinal herb. As an herb, it was believed to have the power of life. Legend has it that the boiled roots were used as a headache remedy; young sprouts and petals were eaten in salads; and leaves were brewed for a festive drink. "If you would be happy for a lifetime, grow Chrysanthemums," says one ancient Chinese philosopher. In China the chrysanthemum is a symbol of Taoist simplicity and perfection. Autumn is the season of this flower, a time of tranquillity, completeness, and abundance following the harvest. Since it blooms right into winter, it may also symbolize the ability to mediate between life and death, between Heaven and Earth. The ancient Chinese name for chrysanthemum is "Chu." The Japanese regard the chrysanthemum as their 'solar flower'; the Japanese Imperial Family adopting it as their emblem and the Seal of the Emperor himself. Indeed, the Emperor's position is referred to as The Chrysanthemum Throne. The flower is depicted with 16 petals radiating like flames from the sun, the center of which symbolizes the Emperor's status in the scheme of things. Longevity and joy, these are the attributes of both flower and worthy ruler. In Japan, the Imperial Order of the Chrysanthemum is the highest Order of Chivalry. Japan also has a National Chrysanthemum Day, which is called the Festival of Happiness. In Japanese tattooing, certain design elements are often paired together, with specific flowers figuring prominently. There are several traditional combinations: ryu (dragon) with kiku (chrysanthemum), Karajishi, which is a combination Shishi (lion) with botan (peonies), and menchirashi (men means "a mask," and chirashi or chirasu means "to scatter") with cherry blossoms. Those images are particular sets for Japanese traditional tattoo designs. In many European countries the chrysanthemum is known as the death flower. In countries such as Belgium and Austria, the chrysanthemum is used almost exclusively as a memorial on graves. In Italy, chrysanthemums are most appropriate at funerals, perhaps symbolizing its association with immortality. A chrysanthemum petal in a glass of wine is thought to encourage a long and healthy life.
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There are nine types of Chinese dragons, This is a pretty broad question because the history of dragons is quite extensive. But I will give it a shot. … There are nine types of Chinese dragons, also regarded as the Oriental Dragons. You should also note that nine is a very lucky number to the Chinese. These are: the horned dragon, the celestial dragon, the spiritual dragon, the winged dragon, the dragon of hidden treasures, the coiling dragon, the yellow dragon, and the dragon king. Each of these dragon types has a special attribute to them. The Horned dragon is also know as Lung. They are the most powerful of the Oriental Dragons and are completely deaf. They have the power to produce rain, too. It should also be noted that the head points South, and the tail points North. In addition, they are a symbol of the East and the sun. The Celestial dragon protects the mansions of the gods to the Chinese, and the Spiritual dragon creates rain and wind for mankind. The Dragon of Hidden Treasures helps keep watch over concealed wealth, and the coiling dragon lives in the water, primarily lakes and deep, deep waters. The yellow dragon is especially important, for this dragon emerged from water and aided the Emperor Fu Shi by showing him writing. The Dragon King is really four dragons, and these dragons keep watch over the four main seas. They were honored and respected, for they were the ones the Chinese went to if there was little or no rain. The four lived in the North, South, East, or West waters. I hope this helps, dragons make very cool tattoos but talk with your artist and feel him/her out to see if he/she knows about the history. If he/she doesn�t know, I feel that, this is an indication that they lack the passion and knowledge that comes across in a good ink piece.
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rebirth with the lotus flowerWell to my understanding, buddha is said to have risen from the center of a lotus blossom.The lotus flower is symbolic for rebirth. Besides the re…ligious meaning it stands for the symbol of all that's true, good,and beautiful, representine good fourtune, peace and enlightenment rebirth with the lotus flowerWell to my understanding, buddha is said to have risen from the center of a lotus blossom.The lotus flower is symbolic for rebirth. Besides the religious meaning it stands for the symbol of all that's true, good,and beautiful, representine good fourtune, peace and enlightenment
Japanese TattoosUsually the tattoos you see are a character called a "kanji". They can be read many ways depending on which kanji follows which, and so on. It's very hard to t…ake a kanji and translate it because you need to actually know Japanese to have a recognition software properly process the kanji. However, you can check out this site which lists many kanjis (towards the bottom of the page, after General Kanji for Tattoos) at http://Japanese.about.com/bltattoo.htm !
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Japanese tattoos of Koi can symbolize children. In Japan the have a special celebration called Children's Day in which they raise koi flags. Another tattoo would be of the… Japanese kanji for children.
the rat is a sign off gud luck to the japanise
the cherrry blossom
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What does a Japanese waves tattoo symbolize?"The Waves symbolise one of the strongest forces on earth, getting a Japanese wave tattoo helps us fight the other bad forces that …exist
A tattoo of a Japanese fan would symbolise a wish for unlimited success.
名誉 （めいよ） ｍｅｉ・ｙｏ
complete agility and power
strength! Bamboos are one of the few trees that can stand up to hurricanes. Because of that, plus their long life span, they symbolize reliability, courage, good breeding, lon…gevity, good fortune, and impending fame. A bamboo tattoo design could represent any of those meanings.
Value will depend on the exact model, its condition, and originality. Many were modified from the military form to a civilian sporter, with a SHARP reduction in collector valu…e. This will really need a "hands on" assessment o value by a knowledgeable person. The intact mum does increase the value- weapons surrendered after the end of the war had the mum ground off. Rifles with the mum intact were captured in combat.