A Brilliant Success - Carp Lucite Figurine (LE 588)
According to Chinese mythology, no fish of any kind could jump over the Dragon Gate, which is located at the top of the Yellow River’s swift flowing Yumen Kou Fall. However, each year when late spring approaches, a significant number of golden carp arrive and swim upstream against the river’s strong current, attempting to jump over the Dragon Gate. If a carp successfully makes the jump, it is transformed into a powerful dragon that soars across the sky. Because the Chinese dragon has long been an auspicious symbol of success and great fortune and because great skill is required for the golden carp to jump over the gate, this piece promises blessings and prosperity for collectors.