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Items Knowledge: Monaco Town Statues – Botero’s Adam and Eve

Item Real Name: Botero’s Adam and Eve
YoVille Item Name: Monaco Town Statues (created by the Colombian artist Fernando Botero)
Store Price: $0 accept at Facebook Games Request Page from YoVille
Released Date: Jul 2012

 

At the instigation of HSH the Sovereign Prince, Monaco acquired a number of internationally renowned works of art. These sculptures are displayed in various locations of Monaco, giving the general public an opportunity to enjoy this aspect of Monaco’s cultural heritage. Over sixty works by contemporary artists, such as Arman’s « Cavallleria Eroica », César’s « Le Poing » and Botero’s « Adam and Eve », are to be found throughout the Principality. There is also a special sculpture trail in the Fontvieille District where a great many of these works are concentrated.

Adam and Eve is one of the many sculptures in Monaco. By Fernando Botero and sculpted in 1981. It’s a sculpture that people love being photographed with – the lady usually clutching a certain part of Adam’s anatomy and giggling. Adam and Eve stand in the gardens below the Monte Carlo Casino.

P.S.: Botero’s Adam and Eve also stand in different countries like Manhattan and Singapore.
New York City located at the Time Warner Center’s Shops at Columbus Circle in Manhattan.
Singapore located at the Hotel Michael, near Crockfords Tower at the Resorts World Sentosa Singapore.

Items Knowledge: Hawaiian Lei

Item Real Name: Garland or Wreath (Hawaiian: Lei)

Lei are a Hawaiian word for a garland or wreath. It is not just flowers strung on a thread. Lei are a tangible representation of aloha in which symbols of that aloha are carefully sewn or woven together to create a gift. This gift tells a story of the relationship between the giver and the recipient. Many things can make up the lei. One can string flowers, leaves, shells, seeds, nuts, feathers, and even bone and teeth of various animals into a lei.

The Hawaiian language does not distinguish between singular and plural. Therefore, the proper way to say the plural form of lei is actually just “lei.” However, on our website we have chosen to use the anglicized version of this word to prevent confusion.

Lei are a common symbol of love, friendship, celebration, honor, or greeting. In other words, it is a symbol of Aloha. Take a walk around Hawaii; you’ll find leis everywhere—graduations, parties, dances, weddings, and yes, even at the office. In Hawaii, any occasion can be considered special and “lei-worthy.” No one can resist the vibrant colors, the intoxicating fragrances, or the beautiful tradition of Hawaii’s most recognized icon…the flower lei.
The most popular concept of the lei in Hawaiian culture is a wreath of flowers draped around the neck presented upon arriving or leaving as a symbol of affection. This concept was popularized through tourism between the Hawaiian Islands and the continental United States in the 19th and 20th centuries.

 

The History of the Lei
The lei custom was introduced to the Hawaiian Islands by early Polynesian voyagers, who took an incredible journey from Tahiti, navigating by the stars in sailing canoes. With these early settlers, the lei tradition in Hawaii was born.

Most Hawaiians preferred the Maile lei–a leafy vine that has fragrant spicy-sweet leaves that is draped and worn open-ended to the waist. However, royalty and Hawaiian chieftains favored the fiery, vibrant Ilima—a thin orange blossom that requires hundreds of flowers to make a single lei strand. Hawaiian Princess Kaiulani’s favorite lei were the Pikake—named after the peacocks in her garden—for the heavenly white blossoms and sweet jasmine fragrance.

The state of Hawaii is consists of eight major islands. Each island has its own designated lei which represents a harmonious marriage of texture and color. Most of these leis are unavailable for shipping to the mainland due to strict agricultural laws.
Hawaii – Lehua
Oahu – Ilima
Maui – Lokelani
Kauai – Mokihana
Molokai – Kukui
Lanai – Kaunaoa
Niihau – Pupu
Kaho’olawe – Hinahina

 

About May Day
Since May 1, 1928, Hawaii has celebrated every May first as it’s official “Lei Day.” Hawaiians call it “May Day.” The flower lei are celebrated passionately on May Day with Hula, parades, and music. On May Day, most parents request to take a day off of work so they can watch their children participate in May Day festivities and programs at school. Everyone in Hawaii is encouraged to wear lei on May Day.

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Lei Etiquette
Lei can be worn, received, or given for almost any occasion. In Hawaii, lei are given for an office promotion, a birthday, an anniversary, a graduation, or any special event. Yet more notably, a lei can be worn for no other reason than to enjoy the fragrance, take pleasure in the beautiful flowers, or simply, to celebrate the “Aloha Spirit.”

There is one big faux pas that should never be made. Never refuse lei! Always graciously accept the lei with a toothy smile and a kiss on the cheek. (If you don’t feel comfortable with giving or receiving a kiss on the cheek, a warm hug is acceptable!) If you are allergic or sensitive to flowers, then discreetly and apologetically slip-off the lei. It is acceptable and considered a kind gesture to offer the lei to your spouse if you are unable to wear it.
If they cannot be properly worn around the neck, due to allergies or other reasons, (for instance a musician who would tangle the lei in his or her guitar strap), they must be displayed in a place of honor, such as the musician’s music stand or microphone stand.

Leis must also be disposed of properly; throwing lei away is akin to throwing away the person who gave the leis love. The proper way to dispose of lei is to return it to the place it was picked. If that is not possible, hanging it on a tree, burning it or any other way of returning it to nature are proper ways of disposal.

By tradition, there is one more taboo…it is considered (in Hawaii) impolite to give the closed (tied) lei to a pregnant woman. Many Hawaiians feel that the closed lei around the neck are bad luck for the unborn child. (Head Hakus and open-ended leis are acceptable to give to pregnant woman.) 

 

 

YoVille Item Name: Coconut Top w/Purple, Pink Lei
Store Price: $4 YoCash
Released Date: Jan 2010

 

YoVille Item Name: Hawaiian Lei Garland
Store Price: $7 YoCash
Released Date: Apr 2011

 

YoVille Item Name: Hawaiian Flower Garland
Store Price: $7 YoCash
Released Date: Apr 2011

 

YoVille Item Name: Hawaiian Leaf Garland
Store Price: $6 YoCash
Released Date: Apr 2011

 

YoVille Item Name: Jumba Garland
(designed by 2011 Wedding Attire Design Contest)
Store Price: $6 YoCash
Released Date: Apr 2011

 

YoVille Item Name: Angela Garland
(designed by 2011 Wedding Attire Design Contest)
Store Price: $6 YoCash
Released Date: Apr 2011

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World Holiday Calendar: 2012 Calendar

Jan 1 New Year’s Day
Jan 2 ‘New Year’s Day’ observed
Jan 6 Epiphany
Jan 7 Orthodox Christmas Day
Jan 13 Stephen Foster Memorial Day
Jan 13 Lee Jackson Day (VA)
Jan 14 Orthodox New Year
Jan 16 Civil Rights Day (AZ, NH)
Jan 16 Martin Luther King Day
Jan 16 Idaho Human Rights Day (ID)
Jan 16 Robert E Lee’s Birthday (AL, AR, MS)
Jan 19 Robert E Lee’s Birthday (FL)
Jan 19 Confederate Memorial Day (TX)
Jan 23 Chinese New Year
Jan 27 World Holocaust Victims Remembrance Day
Feb 1 National Freedom Day
Feb 2 Groundhog Day
Feb 4 World Cancer Day
Feb 5 Prophet’s Birthday
Feb 6 Lantern Festival
Feb 8 Tu B’Shevat (Arbor Day)
Feb 12 Lincoln’s Birthday (CT, IL, MO, NJ, NY)
Feb 13 ‘Lincoln’s Birthday’ observed (CT, IL, MO, NJ, NY)
Feb 14 Valentine’s Day
Feb 20 World Day of Social Justice
Feb 20 Daisy Gatson Bates Day (AR)
Feb 20 Presidents’ Day
Feb 21 Shrove Tuesday/Mardi Gras (AL*, LA)
Feb 21 International Mother Language Day
Feb 21 Shrove Tuesday/Mardi Gras
Feb 22 Ash Wednesday
Mar 1 St. David’s Day
Mar 2 Read Across America Day
Mar 2 Texas Independence Day (TX)
Mar 5 Casimir Pulaski Day (IL)
Mar 6 Town Meeting Day Vermont
Mar 8 Purim
Mar 8 International Women’s Day
Mar 11 Daylight Saving Time starts
Mar 14 White Valentine Day
Mar 16 ‘Evacuation Day’ observed (MA*)
Mar 17 Evacuation Day (MA*)
Mar 17 St. Patrick’s Day
Mar 19 Vernal equinox
Mar 21 International Day of Nowruz
Mar 21 World Poetry Day
Mar 21 World Down Syndrome Day
Mar 21 World Day to Eliminate Racial Discrimination
Mar 22 World Water Day
Mar 23 World Meteorological Day
Mar 24 World Day for Truth concerning Human Rights Violations
Mar 24 World Tuberculosis Day
Mar 25 World Solidarity Day for Detained and Missing Workers
Mar 25 Day to Remember Slavery Victims and Transatlantic Slave Trade
Mar 25 Maryland Day (MD)
Mar 26 Seward’s Day (AK)
Mar 26 ‘Maryland Day’ observed (MD)
Mar 26 Prince Jonah Kuhio Kalanianaole Day (HI)
Mar 30 ‘César Chávez Day’ observed (CA)
Mar 31 César Chávez Day (CA, CO*, TX*)
Apr 1 Palm Sunday
Apr 2 Pascua Florida Day (FL)
Apr 2 World Autism Awareness Day
Apr 4 United Nations’ Mine Awareness Day
Apr 5 Maundy Thursday
Apr 6 Good Friday (14 states)
Apr 7 First day of Passover
Apr 7 Holy Saturday
Apr 7 United Nations’ World Health Day
Apr 7 Day to Remember Rwanda Genocide Victims
Apr 8 Easter Sunday
Apr 9 Easter Monday
Apr 12 International Day of Human Space Flight
Apr 13 Orthodox Good Friday
Apr 14 Last day of Passover
Apr 14 Orthodox Holy Saturday
Apr 15 Orthodox Easter
Apr 15 Father Damien Day (HI)
Apr 16 Orthodox Easter Monday
Apr 16 Emancipation Day (DC)
Apr 16 Patriot’s Day (MA, ME)
Apr 17 Tax Day
Apr 19 Yom HaShoah
Apr 21 San Jacinto Day (TX)
Apr 22 Earth Day
Apr 22 Oklahoma Day (OK)
Apr 23 Confederate Memorial Day (AL, FL, GA, MS)
Apr 23 World Book and Copyright Day
Apr 25 Administrative Professionals Day
Apr 25 World Malaria Day
Apr 26 Yom HaAtzmaut
Apr 26 World Intellectual Property Day
Apr 27 Arbor Day (NE)
Apr 28 World Day for Safety and Health at Work
Apr 29 Day to Remember Chemical Warfare Victims
May 1 Labor Day
May 1 Loyalty Day
May 1 Law Day
May 3 World Press Freedom Day
May 3 National Day of Prayer
May 4 Rhode Island Independence Day (RI)
May 5 Cinco de Mayo
May 8 Primary Election Day Indiana (IN)
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May 8 Primary Election Day West Virginia (WV)
May 8 Time to Remember Lost Lives From World War II
May 10 Lag B’Omer
May 10 Confederate Memorial Day (NC, SC)
May 13 Mother’s Day
May 14 World Migratory Bird Day
May 15 Peace Officers Memorial Day
May 15 International Day of Families
May 17 World Information Society Day
May 17 Ascension Day
May 18 National Defense Transportation Day
May 19 Armed Forces Day
May 21 World Day for Cultural Diversity
May 22 National Maritime Day
May 22 World Biological Diversity Day
May 25 African Liberation Day
May 27 Shavuot
May 27 Pentecost
May 28 Whit Monday
May 28 Memorial Day
May 28 Jefferson Davis Birthday (MS)
May 29 International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers
May 31 World No Tobacco Day
Jun 1 Statehood Day (KY, TN)
Jun 3 Trinity Sunday
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Jun 4 Jefferson Davis Birthday (AL)
Jun 4 World Day for Child Victims of Aggression
Jun 5 World Environment Day
Jun 7 Corpus Christi
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Jun 11 Kamehameha Day (HI)
Jun 12 World Day Against Child Labour
Jun 14 Flag Day
Jun 14 World Blood Donor Day
Jun 17 Father’s Day
Jun 17 Bunker Hill Day (MA)
Jun 17 Isra and Mi’raj
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Jun 18 ‘Bunker Hill Day’ observed (MA)
Jun 19 Juneteenth (All except AL, American Samoa, GA, HI, MD, ME, MP, MS, MT, ND, NH, NV, PA, RI, SD, UT, Virgin Islands, Wake Island)
Jun 20 June Solstice
Jun 20 West Virginia Day (WV)
Jun 20 World Refugee Day
Jun 23 International Widows’ Day
Jun 23 Public Service Day
Jun 23 Dragon Boat Festival
Jun 26 World Day to Support Torture Victims
Jun 26 World Day against Drug Abuse and Trafficking
Jul 4 Independence Day
Jul 7 International Day of Cooperatives
Jul 11 World Population Day
Jul 18 Nelson Mandela Day
Jul 20 Ramadan begins
Jul 22 Parents’ Day
Jul 24 Pioneer Day (UT)
Jul 28 Tisha B’Av
Jul 28 World Hepatitis Day
Jul 30 World Friendship Day
Aug 9 World Indigenous Peoples’ Day
Aug 12 International Youth Day
Aug 13 Victory Day (RI)
Aug 14 Laylat al-Qadr
Aug 15 Assumption of Mary
Aug 16 Bennington Battle Day (VT)
Aug 17 Statehood Day in Hawaii (HI)
Aug 19 National Aviation Day
Aug 19 World Humanitarian Day
Aug 19 Eid-al-Fitr
Aug 23 World Day for Slave Trade Abolition
Aug 27 Lyndon Baines Johnson Day (TX)
Aug 29 International Day against Nuclear Tests
Aug 30 World Day of Victims of Enforced Disappearance
Sep 3 Labor Day
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Sep 8 Carl Garner Federal Lands Cleanup Day
Sep 9 National Grandparents Day
Sep 10 World Suicide Prevention Day
Sep 11 Patriot Day
Sep 15 International Day of Democracy
Sep 16 World Ozone Layer Day
Sep 17 Rosh Hashana
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Sep 19 International Talk Like a Pirate Day
Sep 21 International Day of Peace
Sep 21 National POW/MIA Recognition Day
Sep 22 Emancipation Day (OH)
Sep 22 Autumnal equinox
Sep 26 Yom Kippur
Sep 27 World Maritime Day
Sep 27 World Tourism Day
Sep 28 World Rabies Day
Sep 30 World Heart Day
Sep 30 Gold Star Mother’s Day
Sep 30 Mid-Autumn Festival
Oct 1 First day of Sukkot
Oct 1 Child Health Day
Oct 1 International Day of Older Persons
Oct 1 World Habitat Day
Oct 2 International Day of Non-Violence
Oct 4 Feast of St Francis of Assisi
Oct 5 World Teachers’ Day
Oct 7 Last day of Sukkot
Oct 8 Shmini Atzeret/Simchat Torah
Oct 8 Native Americans’ Day (SD)
Oct 8 Columbus Day (All except CA, HI, NV)
Oct 8 Indigenous People’s Day (CA*)
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Oct 10 World Day for Natural Disaster Reduction
Oct 11 World Sight Day
Oct 11 International Day of the Girl Child
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Oct 18 Alaska Day (AK)
Oct 24 World Development Information Day
Oct 24 United Nations Day
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Oct 26 Eid-al-Adha
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Nov 4 Daylight Saving Time ends
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Nov 6 Election Day
Nov 6 World Day to Protect the Environment in War
Nov 8 Return Day Delaware (DE*)
Nov 10 World Science Day
Nov 11 Veterans Day
Nov 12 ‘Veterans Day’ observed
Nov 13 Diwali/Deepavali
Nov 14 World Diabetes Day
Nov 15 Muharram/Islamic New Year
Nov 15 World Philosophy Day
Nov 16 International Day for Tolerance
Nov 18 World Day for Road Traffic Victims
Nov 19 International Men’s Day
Nov 20 Universal Children’s Day
Nov 20 Africa Industrialization Day
Nov 21 World Television Day
Nov 22 Thanksgiving Day
Nov 23 Lincoln’s Birthday (IN, NM)
Nov 23 American Indian Heritage Day (MD)
Nov 23 Black Friday (17 states)
Nov 25 World Day to Eliminate Violence on Women
Nov 25 Robert E Lee’s Birthday (GA)
Nov 29 World Solidarity Day with Palestinian People
Dec 1 World AIDS Day
Dec 2 World Day for Slavery Abolition
Dec 2 First Sunday Advent
Dec 3 World Day for Persons with Disabilities
Dec 5 International Volunteer Day
Dec 7 Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day
Dec 7 International Civil Aviation Day
Dec 8 Feast of the Immaculate Conception
Dec 9 First Day of Chanukah
Dec 9 International Anti-Corruption Day
Dec 10 Human Rights Day
Dec 11 International Mountain Day
Dec 16 Last day of Chanukah
Dec 17 Pan American Aviation Day
Dec 17 Wright Brothers Day
Dec 18 International Migrants Day
Dec 19 International South-South Cooperation Day
Dec 20 International Human Solidarity Day
Dec 21 December Solstice
Dec 24 Presidents’ Day (IN)
Dec 24 Christmas Eve
Dec 25 Christmas Day
Dec 26 Boxing Day
Dec 26 Kwanzaa (until Jan 1)
Dec 31 New Year’s Eve

Items Knowledge: Dragon Boat Festival items

(Left)Item Real Name: Dragon Boat (Chinese: 龍舟/龍船, Mandarin Pinyin: Long Zhōu/ Lóng Chuán)
YoVille Item Name: Dragon Boat (came form Chinese New Year 2010)
Store Price: $9 YoCash
Released Date: Feb 2010

(Middle)Product Item Name: Sticky Rice (Chinese: 粽子, Mandarin Pinyin: Zong Zi)
YoVille Item Name: Sticky Rice (came form Chinese New Year 2010)
Store Price: $0 free gift sending
Released Date: Feb 2010

Video Instruction How to make Zong Zi:

 

(Right)Item Real Name: Dragon Boat Drums (Chinese:龍舟鼓, Mandarin Pinyin: Long Zhōu Gu)
YoVille Item Name: Hawaiian Puniu Drum (came form Hawaii Furnture at Hawaiian Wedding)
Store Price: $999 YoCoins
Released Date: May 2011

P.S.: YoVille always released the similar items in different theme, if you observe closely, you will get more fun in YoVille!

 

Duanwu Festival/Fifth Moon Festival (Chinese: 端午節/五月節, Mandarin Pinyin: Duānwǔ Jié/Wu Yue Jié), also known as Dragon Boat Festival is a traditional and statutory holiday on the 5th day of the 5th lunar month associated with Chinese and other East Asian and Southeast Asian societies as well. It is a public holiday in mainland China (since 2008), where it is known by the Mandarin name Duānwǔ Jié, and in Taiwan, as well as in Hong Kong and Macau, where it is known by the Cantonese name Tuen Ng Jit. The festival is also celebrated in countries with significant Chinese populations, such as in Singapore and Malaysia. Equivalent and related festivals outside Chinese-speaking societies include the Kodomo no hi in Japan, Dano in Korea, and Tết Đoan Ngọ in Vietnam.

The Dragon Boat Festival, also called Double Fifth Festival, is celebrated on the fifth day of the fifth moon of the lunar calendar. It is one of the most important Chinese festivals, the other two being the Autumn Moon Festival and Chinese New Year.

The origin of this summer festival centers around a scholarly government official named Chu Yuan. He was a good and respected man, but because of the misdeeds of jealous rivals he eventually fell into disfavor in the emperor’s court. Unable to regain the respect of the emperor, in his sorrow Chu Yuan threw himself into the Mi Low river. Because of their admiration for Chu Yuan, the local people living adjacent to the Mi Lo River rushed into their boats to search for him while throwing rice into the waters to appease the river dragons.

Although they were unable to find Chu Yuan, their efforts are still commemorated today during the Dragon Boat Festival.

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Items Knowledge: Japanese Bamboo Fountain

Item Real Name: Japanese: 鹿威し, Japanese Pinyin:ししおどし Shishi odoshi (Engish: Deer Chaser)
 
YoVille Item Name: Japanese Bamboo Fountain
Store Price: $599 Coins
Released Date: 23 Mar 2011
 
Shishi odoshi literally means “deer scarer” in English,
Of a wide sense, it was first used by Japanese gardeners long ago to scare deer and wild animals away from their gardens and crops, such as kakashi (scarecrow), naruko (clappers) and sōzu (below). Sōzu itself is a narrow sense and under the international recognition, funny and fortuitously Sōzu is adding water at Chinese meaning.

Sōzu(添水, そうず, Sōzu) is a type of water fountain used in Japanese gardens. It consists of a segmented tube, usually of bamboo, pivoted to one side of its balance point. At rest, its heavier end is down and resting against a rock. A trickle of water into the upper end of the tube accumulates and eventually moves the tube’s centre of gravity past the pivot, causing the tube to rotate and dump out the water. The heavier end then falls back against the rock, making a sharp sound, and the cycle repeats. This noise is intended to startle any deer that may be grazing on the plants in the garden.

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Bamboo water fountains are perfect partners for Japanese Zen gardens creating a calm and peaceful, serene atmosphere for relaxation and contemplation. Not only does the soft sound of flowing water add to the restful environment, in some cases, visitors to the gardens or shrines are encouraged to wash their hands or even rinse their mouths from the water in the basins.

Items Knowledge: Japanese Painting

Item Real Name: Japanese: 神奈川沖浪裏, Japanese Pinyin: かながわおきなみうら Kanagawa Oki Nami Ura (English: The Great Wave off Kanagawa)

YoVille Item Name: Japanese Painting
Store Price: $599 Coins
Released Date: 22 Mar 2011

The Great Wave off Kanagawa (神奈川沖浪裏 Kanagawa Oki Nami Ura, lit. “Under a Wave off Kanagawa”), also known as The Great Wave or simply The Wave, is a woodblock print by the Japanese artist Hokusai. An example of ukiyo-e art, it was published sometime between 1830 and 1833 (during the Edo Period) as the first in Hokusai’s series Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji (Fugaku sanjūrokkei (富嶽三十六景)), Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji (富嶽三十六景 Fugaku Sanjūrokkei) is an ukiyo-e series of large and his most famous work, color woodblock prints by the Japanese artist Katsushika Hokusai (1760–1849). The series depicts Mount Fuji in differing seasons and weather conditions from a variety of different places and distances. It actually consists of 46 prints created between 1826 and 1833. The first 36 were included in the original publication and, due to their popularity, ten more were added after the original publication.

Product origin/history: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hokusai
Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji Map: http://www.adachi-hanga.com/ukiyo-e/item/hokusai_fugaku36_map.htm
Product view: http://digitalmuseum.rekibun.or.jp/app/selected/edo-tokyo?no=200709
Product original draft: http://www.hum.pref.yamaguchi.jp/ehon/ehon.htm#1
Product relates: http://15.pro.tok2.com/~fwkf8336/fugaku36kei/hugaku36kei.htm

Items Knowledge: Japanese Doll

Item Real Name: Daruma Doll (Japanese: 達摩, Japanese Pinyin: だるま Daruma)

YoVille Item Name: Japanese Doll
Store Price: $0 free gift sending
Released Date: 20 Mar 2011

These red , roly-poly dolls (papier-mâché) are called Daruma. They are a depiction of the Indian priest Bodhidharma, who introduced Zen Buddhism to China from India. It is said that he lost the use of his arms and legs after spending nine years meditating in a cave. The daruma dolls are heavy on the bottom and bounce back when tipped over, so it has become a symbol of optimism, good fortune and strong determination. Usually daruma dolls are sold without the eyeballs painted in. People paint in one eye when they set out to do something and paint in the other one when they have achieved the goal.

Items Knowledge: Chinese NY Banner

Item Real Name: (Cantonese: Fai Chun, Mandarin Pinyin: Hui Chun)

YoVille Item Name: Chinese NY Banner
Store Price: $2 YoCash
Released Date: 2 Feb 2011

It’s the red paper which name it Auspicious Messages/Red Paste with lucky greetings written on them are hang around the house and on doors/walls.

Simplified Chinese: “恭喜发财”
Mandarin Pinyin: gōng xǐ fā cái
Cantonese: Kung Hei Fai Choi
It’s the Chinese New Year greetings, means wishing you prosperity, hoping for good fortune during the year.

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