Four Gentlemen

Four Gentlemen


Bamboo is viewed as a symbol of traditional Chinese values. It is an example of the harmony between nature and human beings. Ancient Chinese people designated the plum, orchid, bamboo and chrysanthemum as the “four gentlemen”, and pine, bamboo and plum as the “three friends in winter”. Bamboo is a symbol of virtue, it reflects people’s souls and emotions.


Hand craved made of real peach wood with four gentlemen designs.
-Plum: It’s representative of happiness and good fortune by the Japanese, but a symbol of virginity and beauty for the Chinese.
-Orchid: It’s represents love, luxury, beauty and strength
-Bamboo: It is a symbol of virtue. It reflects people’s souls and emotions.It is an example of the harmony between nature and human being
-chrysanthemum: It is a symbol of autumn and the flower of the ninth moon.People even drank chrysanthemum wine on the ninth day of the ninth lunar month to prolong their lives during the Han dynasty. It is a symbol of longevity because of its health-giving properties


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