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Fu

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Fu

An ancient symbol of good luck, the character fu is a popular motif throughout China.

The fu symbol actually consists of two distinct characters. The lines and squares on the right are indicative of fertility (variously representing grain, a farm or something similar), and the standing character on the left is a heavenly figure (Fu is also the name of a god) offering a blessing. Together, they represent good luck, probably via a bountiful harvest.

The word "fu" in Chinese is very similar to the word for "bat", hence bats are also symbols of good luck in Chinese culture.

Graphical characteristics:
Asymmetric, Open shape, Monochrome, Contains both straight and curved lines, Has no crossing lines.

Categories: Chinese Symbols, Good Luck Charms/Symbols.

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