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What Are The Well-Known Japanese Patterns?

JAPANESE PATTERNS – In this topic, we will now know and discuss the well-known and common traditional Japanese patterns.

You might have seen these patterns in kimonos, hand towels and almost any items that are in Japan. What you might not know is that some of these patterns have meaning and symboloizes something, considering the fact that Japan has a thing when it comes to symbolism.

So here are the most common and well-known traditional patterns and the meanings of each, according to Nippon:

1. Seigaiha

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These are fan-shaped waves that resembles the waves of the open sea. This symbolizes the desire for tranquility or peaceful living, like these waves.

2. Asanoha

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This pattern is based on hemp leaves, which has strong vitality and grows without the need of a lot of care. It is associated with the ideas of growth and well-being on children.

3. Kikkō

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This resembles that shape of a tortoise shell or a hexagon. This symbolizes longevity. It is also said to be a prayer for long life.

4. Yagasuri

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This pattern resembles the feathers of an arrow and is often associated with luck and were used in ceremonies and weddings.

5. Shippō 

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Described as circles overlapping in quarters that resemble petals and the center forms a shining star. This symboliizes prosperity of descendants, good relationships, and for bringing harmony.

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