Pine, Bamboo and Plum are highly regarded
for their steadfastness, perseverance and
resilience, and known as The Three Friends of Winter.
Painting by Zhao Mengjian 趙孟堅 [1199-1264] Song Dynasty. • “Peach and plum of springtime, don’t flaunt your pretty blossoms; Consider rather the old pine and green bamboo at year’s end. What can change these noble stems and their flourishing evergreen?” Kim Yuki [1580-1658], Korean Sijo Poet.