THE EIGHT CHINESE IMMORTALS
Ts'ao Kuo Chiu is the Patron Saint of the Theater. His emblem is the court writing tablet and he represents nobility. Living during the period of 930-999 A.D., he was the son of a military commander and brother of the Empress Cao of the Sung Dynasty. He often carries castanets which symbolize revival and music, and a jade tablet which allowed him free access to palace.