A flower alcove…very cool! do chrysanthemums have a special symbolism in Chinese culture?
Not that I know of, but then I’m not well versed on Chinese culture. I’ve been there four times now but that’s not much time to really understand the place. Its a multi-layered deeply complicated culture where everything seems to mean something, so I would not almost be surprised if chrysanthemums did not have a special meaning.
After being referred to Wikipedia by another reader, the short answer is yes, there is special symbolism. The long answer can be found here.
Thanks, Larry. Fascinating…the Four Gentlemen symbolism….
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