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.”
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!