Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Kung Fu & Chinese Culture - The God Of Wealth

One thing that's really great about being back in the Tempe area is access to all the great international cuisine, especially good Chinese food!

If you're a fan of any of these places you've probably noticed some kind of poster or calendar on the wall or maybe a statue that looked like this;

Ever wonder what's going on there?

Well that's Cai Sheng, the traditional Chinese "god of wealth".

For my money, one of the best non-tangible benefits of studying Chinese martial arts (i,e, kung fu) is getting to know another culture up close.  

When I was visiting Sifu recently he gave me a calendar to bring home and when I put it up, my son was asking me what was going on in the image and I actually didn't know, but I reached out to my kung fu brothers and got some answers that I thought I would share with you.
That's Cai Sheng, the God of Wealth, plus a bunch of "Wealth-inviting boys". Think of it as Santa and his Elf helpers.
The green thing in midst the pile of gold is a jade "Ru-yi" to mean things will go as you wish.
The Chinese scrolls is saying "God of Wealth arrives, good fortune comes"
Getting to learn about fun stuff like this is just one of the great benefits of studying a Chinese martial art like I Liq Chuan!

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