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The Red Thread of Fate

yīn yuán hóng xiàn
The Red Thread of Fate Scroll

姻緣紅線 is the legendary red string of destiny that binds all soul mates or lovers together.

In ancient Chinese culture, a mythological matchmaker named 月老 (Yuè Lǎo) was the controller of the fate that led lovers to meet. He did this by tying a celestial red string to the ankle of each person. Sometime during their life, they will meet and marry as fate dictates.

While the origin of the red string comes from China, it has spread to other parts of Asia (such as Japan where it's known as 赤い糸).

The Red String

Thread of Lover's Destiny / Fate

akai ito
The Red String Scroll

This literally translates as, "the red string" or "the red thread" in Japanese but the real meaning is much deeper...

In Japanese culture, it's believed that fate, destiny, or karma joins lovers by an unseen string, tied around one little finger of each. 赤い糸 is how soul mates fine and are drawn to each other.

The Japanese concept of the red thread of fate, by most estimations, comes from Chinese folklore, where it's known as 姻緣紅線. The only difference being that in China, the celestial red thread is tied around the ankles of the lovers (versus what is usually represented to be the pinky finger in Japan).

Brought Together from 1000 Miles Away by Fate

yǒu yuán qiān lǐ lái xiāng huì
Brought Together from 1000 Miles Away by Fate Scroll

有緣千里來相會 means that fate or destiny has caused us to meet from a thousand miles away.

The 有緣 part suggests something that is connected as if by a thread due to fate, destiny, or karma.

This romantic phrase is seen in Chinese greeting cards. It relays the idea that your love was meant to be, and that you were destined to meet (regardless of what distance or obstacles might have made such a meeting unlikely).




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If shown, 2nd row is Simp. Chinese

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 jigabachi; jigabachi
    じがばち; ジガバチ
(1) (kana only) red-banded sand wasp (Ammophila sabulosa); (2) thread-waisted wasp (any wasp of family Sphecidae, incl. digger wasps and mud daubers)

ジガバチ

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 jigabachi
    ジガバチ
(1) (kana only) red-banded sand wasp (Ammophila sabulosa); (2) thread-waisted wasp (any wasp of family Sphecidae, incl. digger wasps & mud daubers)

The following table may be helpful for those studying Chinese or Japanese...

Title CharactersRomaji (Romanized Japanese)Various forms of Romanized Chinese
The Red Thread of Fate姻緣紅線
姻缘红线
yīn yuán hóng xiàn
yin1 yuan2 hong2 xian4
yin yuan hong xian
yinyuanhongxian
yin yüan hung hsien
yinyüanhunghsien
The Red String赤い糸akai ito / akaiito
Brought Together from 1000 Miles Away by Fate有緣千里來相會
有缘千里来相会
yǒu yuán qiān lǐ lái xiāng huì
you3 yuan2 qian1 li3 lai2 xiang1 hui4
you yuan qian li lai xiang hui
youyuanqianlilaixianghui
yu yüan ch`ien li lai hsiang hui
yu yüan chien li lai hsiang hui
In some entries above you will see that characters have different versions above and below a line.
In these cases, the characters above the line are Traditional Chinese, while the ones below are Simplified Chinese.


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A professional Chinese Calligrapher

Professional calligraphers are getting to be hard to find these days.
Instead of drawing characters by hand, the new generation in China merely type roman letters into their computer keyboards and pick the character that they want from a list that pops up.

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A high-ranked Chinese master calligrapher that I met in Zhongwei

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