Updated at 2022-03-23
There is a Japanese proverb that goes, "Cranes live a thousand years, and turtles live ten thousand years." Because of their longevity, the crane and turtle are seen as auspicious creatures by the Japanese people. In addition, the crane symbolizes the harmonious relationship between husband and wife, while the hexagonal patterns of the turtle shells are often used to represent good fortune. In unison, the two animals represent peace and prosperity. Therefore, the crane and turtle are often depicted on ornaments or charms. This painting is no exception.
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