About this object

History of use

This paper would be pasted over a doorway within a house at new year, remaining throughout the year. The purpose is to express a wish for peace and safety within the house.

Cultural context

new year

Iconographic meaning

Characters state 'enter and leave in peace'.

Physical description

Rectangular paper, right side is orange with scattered flecks of gold foil. On paper are four characters in black ink, written horizontally. Writing in pencil on reverse is difficult to decipher.