The Crane In Front of My Building


I’m not one for superstition, but the (representation of what I assume to be a) crane painted on the ground at the entrance to the building I work in near Kearny and Sutter is wearing away, and I fear its protective powers may be fading. There’s an obscured ideogram next to it, and I hope someone can figure out what it is before the sigil’s dweomer dissipates entirely. Any ideas? Seen this before?

2 Comments so far

  1. anna (unregistered) on October 20th, 2006 @ 11:15 am

    Looks like “xi”- happiness, the 1/2 of “double happiness” that you see on almost every kitschy thing sold in Chinatown. Also a design motif used in brick walls, jewelry, etc.

  2. anna (unregistered) on October 20th, 2006 @ 11:16 am

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