YÜ - under water
Photos of exotic waterplants, digital and analogical. Portraits of Kois and gold fish, taken 2006 and 2007 in Thailand, China and Indonesia. Toy fish is a tradition there since thousands of years. On all market places of East Asia, from Beijing to Surabaya, endless variations are offered. Gold fishes in glass symbolize the desire "gold and gemstones may fill your house", a pair of gold fishes symbolize fertility and are a popular present for weddings.
The character YÜ means fish and abundance in Chinese and is standing for wealth and luck. A gold fish is also one of the eight buddhist symbols and stands for salvation.