Posted 14 December 2009 - 12:07 AM
where only the royals or monarchy at the time of the last dynasty or others prior that would have been married by someone sitting in the position of the wufu or five blessings chair as a title or was thousands of these chairs made to preform the ceremony of marriage where ever they might be needed.
How exactly was it preformed and whom was it that carried out the ceremonies, the emperor or religious Buddhist...whom??
Posted 14 December 2009 - 09:45 AM
The 5 blessings (wufu) are:
1. Longetivity (changshou 长寿)
2. Wealth (fugui 富贵)
3. Good Health (kangnin 康宁)
4. Peace and Good Virtue (haode 好德)
5. Peaceful Death (shanzhong 善终)
"夫君子之行：靜以修身，儉以養德；非淡泊無以明志，非寧靜無以致遠。" - 諸葛亮
One should seek serenity to cultivate the body, thriftiness to cultivate the morals. If you are not simple and frugal, your ambition will not sparkle. If you are not calm and cool, you will not reach far. - Zhugeliang
Posted 24 December 2009 - 04:14 AM
For "Wufu 五福", are you referring to the Chinese idiom "Wufu Linmeng 五福临门" (the coming of 5 blessings). The term "Wufu 五福" originated from the classics Shujing 《书经》 and Hongfan 《洪范》.
the sybolism in regards to imperial use with dragons totaling 5
. Are there public access records to any palace audit pre 1923 or after?
Edited by General_Zhaoyun, 26 December 2009 - 09:50 PM.
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