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There are many patterns and motifs, used in Kimono. They can be categorized as plant and flower patterns, animal patterns, landscape patterns, art and literature, and geometric pattern. In this page, we would like to share plant and flower patterns.

The opulent peony, the king of a hundred flowers and the flower of wealth, is considered a good omen and an auspicious design.
Cherry blossom
The cherry blossom is a symbol of Japan and is loved by the Japanese people. Although not legally defined, the cherry blossom, Japan's national flower, is sometimes used as a pattern for kimonos.
Like the cherry blossom, the chrysanthemum is a symbol of Japan and is also used as the family crest of the Imperial family. The chrysanthemum pattern has been used in costumes as a symbol of long life to ward off evil spirits. There are a wide variety of patterns that have been designed as kimono patterns rather than photorealistic patterns.
Plum blossom
The plum blossom is a flower that endures the harsh winter and shows its beautiful appearance later in the spring. The plum blossom is a beautiful and powerful flower that represents "perseverance" and "beauty".
Maple represents "longevity". Maple trees also change their colors according to the season, and their beautiful colors bring joy to people, which means "knowing how to get on in the world" and happiness.
Although the flowers bloom in a certain season, the leaves are always green, so it has been used as a sacred tree and a spell tree to ward off bad luck.
In Japan, it became popular as a kimono pattern in the Taisho period (1912-1926) and is still popular today.
The orchid was introduced from China, where it was said that "a good man is like an orchid" and that it has the fragrance of a King.
Pine tree
The pine tree is a symbol of prosperity and good fortune, as its leaves grow thickly in all seasons and remain green even when covered with snow in the cold season.
Pine needles
The pattern of pine needles is an auspicious one, as it means that even if the leaves fall, the two leaves are firmly connected and will never be separated. It is also said to have the meaning of marital fertility because the two leaves will never be separated.
Bamboo leaf
Bamboo leaf, along with the length of bamboo, are associated with longevity, and the wish for them to grow up healthily is also expressed. It is also said that bamboo is very sacred and have legends to protect against illness and injury and to purge bad luck.
It is an auspicious pattern that represents vigor as it grows vigorously toward the sky, cleanliness as it splits straight, and constancy and longevity as it does not change its fresh green color even in winter.
The plant is very vigorous and grows rapidly, so it is considered an auspicious pattern as a symbol of "prosperity".
Paulownia tree
In ancient times, people believed that the phoenix, which brought good fortune, lived in the paulownia tree. Since then, the paulownia tree has been used by various governments, including the imperial family, the Muromachi shogunate, and the Toyotomi government, and the paulownia pattern has become widely known.
Wisteria has been considered a symbol of longevity and prosperity of offspring because of its strong fertility and its ability to grow while entwining with other trees.
Iris is the pattern which is generally used to ward off evil and to wish for long life. The straight, fragrant leaves are seen as a sword to ward off evil.
Since the Heian period (794-1185), the gentiana has been used as a pattern for clothing because of its beautiful bell-shaped flowers that bloom in light purple in autumn, even after the other flowers have withered.
Bush clover
Because bush clover have a lot of flowers, they were planted in the gardens of aristocratic residences to enjoy the autumn atmosphere.
Balloon flower (Kikyo)
The balloon flower has beautiful purple, star-shaped flowers. Some say that the name "Kikyo" comes from the word "further good fortune" in Japanese.
Mandarin orange
The mandarin orange is associated with wishes for longevity and childbirth. It was first used as a pattern in the Heian period. Many of the patterns are of Chinese origin, but this one was invented in Japan.
It is based on wild grass, a member of the Japanese lawn family that has been growing wild in Japan for a long time.
The arabesque is a symbol of strong vitality, as it depicts a vine growing endlessly. It also represents eternal dynamism, prosperity, fertility, and vitality.
The arabesque is a symbol of strong vitality, as it depicts a vine growing endlessly. It also represents eternal dynamism, prosperity, fertility, and vitality.

We would like to share kimono patterns of animals in the next page.

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