Sudrabfox Notes


One of the decorations is calligraphy. The most common word is fú (福), meaning happiness or fortune. But you’ll rarely see it upright. In the Ming dynasty, the Emperor ordered every household to decorate by pasting fu onto their doors. On New Year’s Day, he sent soldiers to check. They found that one illiterate family pasted the word upside down. The Emperor ordered the family to be punished by death. Thankfully, the Empress was… Read More

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