Thursday, June 18, 2015

GOOD FENCES

This wall is in the Korean Bell Garden at Meadowlark.  I will share the bell in a later post, but today I wanted to concentrate on the wall for Theresa's Meme.


The following information I found here.

"Wall of 10 Symbols: The 10 motifs utilized to symbolize longevity are the sun, mountain, water, stone, pine tree, cloud, tortoise, white crane, deer and bamboo.  The resilience of the bamboo and the evergreen pine tree represent eternity, while the crane, deer and tortoise are all known to have long lives.  The sun, water, clouds and rocks are also enduring elements of our environment.


The practice of adorning objects with motifs called the 10 symbols of longevity, or sip-jang saeng, dates back to the origins of Taoism in China and the transmission of Taoism during the fifth century.  Once the custom entered Korean culture, the use of longevity symbols became ubiquitous and practiced by aristocracy and commoners alike.  The sig-jaeng could be found in all facets of life; on palace architecture, paintings, furniture ornamentation, garments and other decorative items."








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24 comments:

  1. So beautiful! I love all the little details. :)

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  2. How lovely. I don't think I have ever heard of a Korean Bell Garden before, and I have certainly never seen one. Looking forward to learning more from you. Thank you.

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  3. Now THAT is a lovely wall. Chinese, Koreans, and others in the Eastern Hemisphere have a wonderful way of expressing themselves in art. I have a video of some fantastic gardens - I only wish I could transfer it to the blog.

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  4. A very decorative... and informative wall!

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  5. A VERY unusual wall and thanks for the explaintio of it

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  6. Hello Denise, the wall of motifs is really pretty. Thanks for sharing the wall and the information. Beautiful photos! Have a happy day!

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  7. Just beautiful, I learned something from you today!

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  8. it is beautiful and i love all the symbols they used, all of them are things i love in nature...

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  9. Thanks so much for giving us symbols of longevity from those ancient cultures, and on a wall, no less!

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  10. What a treat this was, thanks for sharing, lovely shots and information too.

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  11. Denise, very intriguing fence.

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  12. wow! very fetching!

    (i linked you in.)

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  13. The brickwork of this a fence adorned with artistry makes me believe in the longevity of the fence. :)

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  14. Quite a wall, and beautifully done!

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  15. You've picked more than a fence but a lot of culture and art. Nicely done.

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  16. I Love This Post! I wish it were mine.
    : )

    Meadowlark Gardens is on my list to visit soon.

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  17. Hello Denise, you have certainly photographed a very unusual and very striking wall for the meme!
    Great photos!
    Enjoy your day!

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  18. What a great wall. This was quite unique and very interesting. Thanks for sharing.

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  19. wow! you have some of the most interesting photos and stories to share. :) wonderful photos!

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  20. Interesting info and building.

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  21. Just beautiful! And thanks for explaining the Korean symbols.

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