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valerie, here is what someone replied in the Japanese Forum:

 

 

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SakuraNoel Fayray wrote:

 

It is not a house number of the house.

 

It is a charm that invites luck.

How to call is "fuku".

The meaning is "(good) fortune" or "good luck".

It sees chiefly in China etc.

It is never seen in the house in Japan. :)

 

 

 

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here is Storm's answer,

 

 

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Storm Clarence wrote:

 

'Good fortune' is probably more correct; this does not mean happiness is not correct. The way I read it - both Chinese characters, when combined, read as happiness. If the characters are read individually it more likely reads as 'good furtune'.

 

As a side note don't the Chinese equate happiness to good fortune? And, they are Chinese characters.

 

I am much more literate in Romaji: phonetically written Japanese.

 

Yes, 'fuku' may have all three meanings.

 

 

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'Good fortune' is probably more correct; this does not mean happiness is not correct.  The way I read it - both Chinese characters, when  combined, read as happiness.  If the characters are read individually it more likely reads as 'good furtune'. 

As a side note don't the Chinese equate happiness to good fortune?  And, they are Chinese characters.

I am much more literate in Romaji: phonetically written Japanese.  

Yes, 'fuku' may have all three meanings. 

 

 

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