Bat = happiness

BAT was at the Lan Su Chinese Garden in Portland, Oregon. We were happy to see bats as FullSizeRender-9 part of the decor. Here is what the guidebook had to say:

Look at the bat shaped drip tiles along the roofline. Each tile is adorned with five bats, representing the five blessings – long life, fortune, health, love of virtue and a painless passing. The Chinese language, rich in homonyms, abounds with double meanings. The sound “fu,” for the character “bat” is identical to that of the character for “happiness.”

cropped-Bat-logo-final-color.pngBAT’s logo is based on a Chinese bat. (Thanks to Stevie VanBronkhorst for the logo.)

Like the Chinese characters for bat and happiness, with the help of patrons, donors and volunteers, BAT is living proof that BAT is identical to character for happiness.FullSizeRender-8

BAT wishes ever BAT-fan long life, fortune, health, love of virtue and a painless passing.

See you at the Bill and Peggy Hunt Playwright Festival running from May 1 through May 24!

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