(Size : 11.5 x 11.5 cm = 4.5 inches approximately)
I've made these with the same 2 fabrics as the Jumping Fish Cha Bu: a light earth color beige on one side and the jumping fish on the other side.
This drawing tells the legend of the carp that really wanted to transform into a dragon. And as it swims against the current, it jumps over a waterfall. The picture seizes this moment when the carp is in the air and about to become a dragon. (Hat tip to Kim, a reader, who told me that this story from his study of the Japanese tea ceremony). It's a nice symbol to reflect upon over a cup of tea: the pursuit of our dreams and personal transformation.
(Also, fish is a symbol of abundance and prosperity for the Chinese).
Above, I've used these Bei Dian on the black side of another Cha Bu. It's also possible to use it with its matching Cha Bu. This allows many combinations, each with its own mood. The black background is more stylish, while a beige background (see below) would be nice for a Ming style Cha Xi.