In the center of the print is the round mystic symbol for shou, which means long life. In each of the four corners is a bat, a symbol of longevity along with prosperity and happiness. In the borders are plum blossoms and bamboo leaves, both of which represent longevity, strength, and endurance. A fifth bat appears in the border and five bats represent the Five Blessings--age, health, wealth, virtue, and a natural death.
NAA MS 7414
NAA INV 10000076
Description based on research by Emily Hoover, summer volunteer, Department of Anthropology, 1986.
Woodcut print in purple ink on yellow paper (frayed).