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Long Life Symbols
By: Doreen & Jim ~ 6/11/2018

LongevityScreen06112018BlogPost_s.jpgAll humanity, and religions, are united by the basic desire for longevity. The Chinese developed popular philosophical depictions in the form of Immortals. The images of the Eight Immortals, the Three Star Gods, the old Immortal with the Dear & Peach of Longevity, as well as the “Fairy Girl” of eternal youth, are among the most popular.

Japanese artists tend to favor the combinations of the long life symbols of the crane, the pine tree & the sea turtle. Unique to Korea, the ten symbols of longevity existing harmoniously, known as “Ship Jang Saeng”, remains the most popular theme.

The Ten Long Life Symbols:

  • Deer
  • Crane
  • Turtle
  • Pine
  • Bamboo
  • Fungus (Herb or Mushroom of Immortality)
  • Rock/Mountain
  • Water
  • Cloud
  • Sun

Seattle Erotic Art Festival
By: Doreen & Jim ~ 4/26/2018

Ming’s Asian Gallery will be exhibiting at SEAF Seattle Erotic Art Festival this weekend, with an exclusive collection of fine antique & vintage Asian erotica & custom jewelry. 

An exhibition of fine erotic art for collectors, the curious and the uninhibited. Capturing the cultural ambiguity and allure of Asia, the insights if this exhibit provide a format where aesthetics overrides the subject matter.

Ranging from the suggestive to the blatantly obvious, the theme of harmonious relations is explored. Whether contemplating the new moon, or the graceful curves of a courtesan, the touch of veiled eroticism can be rendered with sumptuous detail, sensuality or enormous humor.

This fascinating reflection of history and art reveals that love, indeed, knows no boundaries. Dating from the 18th through the 20th century, antique woodblock prints, pillow books, silk paintings, porcelains, netsuke & snuff bottles, along with one-of-a kind jade and amber jewelry will be featured.

Looking forward to seeing you & this years exhibition.