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In this page, we would like to share animal patterns.

The crane, an auspicious bird symbolizing abundant life force and longevity, is an ideal pattern for celebrating happiness. The crane is often combined with pine trees, turtles, and auspicious clouds pattern. The crane's nature to stay together for life once it is paired makes it a symbol of marital bliss, and it is a pattern that fits well with wedding ceremonies.
Butterflies became the family crest of samurai families as a mysterious creature and a symbol of immortality because they change greatly from a caterpillar to a pupa to a winged form. In the Edo period (1603-1868), as the culture shifted to the townspeople, the butterfly pattern was patterned and became a cute and friendly motif.
It is a legendary bird that has been passed down from generation to generation in China. It is said to appear when a great ruler emerges and the country is at peace, and is a symbol of peace and happiness.
The hawk's eyes, which see far into the distance, are associated with the ability to see the essence of things and to see what is ahead, while its sharp claws mean that it will not let go of luck or fortune once it has grasped it. Falconry is also a symbol of authority, so the wish for a boy's career and success is also included.
The peacock is a bird with a strong fertility, and thus has the meaning of prosperity. For this reason, it is one of the most commonly used patterns for wedding kimonos.
A tiger barking means success in life. It is hoped that the child will grow up to be as strong and resilient as a tiger.
The dragon, along with the phoenix, is an imaginary spirit animal that came from China, and is a pattern for celebration. Dragons were also worshipped as water gods who would ascend to the sky, raise clouds, and bring down blessed rain. In Japan, the dragon has little meaning as a symbol of status. Women started wearing dragons in kimonos around the Taisho period, which is surprisingly recent.

We would like to share kimono patterns of landscapes and natural phenomena in the next page.

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