Creative Spring Festival couplets featuring character 'dog'

By Yang Yiying | chinadaily.com.cn | Updated: 2018-02-06 14:11
Calligraphy enthusiast Guo Zengfa creates Spring Festival couplets featuring Chinese character gou, which means "dog", in Xi'an, Northwest China's Shaanxi province. [Photo/IC]

Spring Festival couplets are always put on the doorways to create jubilant festive atmosphere since the phrases written on them mean good luck and prosperity. Customarily, couplets with Chinese characters gou or quan, which means "dog", are rarely seen. However, Guo Zengfa, a calligraphy enthusiast, ditched the common practice and created Spring Festival couplets featuring Chinese characters gou or quan in Xi'an, Northwest China's Shaanxi province.

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