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In this page, we would like to share landscapes and natural phenomena.

Flowing water
It is one of the few patterns that expresses the way water disappears in an instant without ever staying. The flowing water is always pure and never muddy, and it is a representative of good luck patterns because it carries away hardships and misfortunes.
The waves that come and go repeatedly and have no end, signifying eternity, longevity, and birth.
Wave mitf (Seigaiha)
It is a pattern that is realistic wave designed to pattern. It is very popular pattern in kimono.
It is believed that the ancients adopted this spiral pattern from natural phenomena such as flowing water, ripples, and cirrus clouds.
Mt. Fuji
Mt. Fuji is a popular motif that symbolizes Japan and has been familiar to many people since ancient times as an object of worship, a subject of paintings and waka poems. Mt. Fuji is depicted as a pattern for boys' kimono in the hope that they will become people of large scale who will be the best in Japan in everything, just as Mt. Fuji.
In the old days, people thought of clouds as mysterious things that affected the weather, and gave meaning to good and bad luck to the clouds that changed their shape in a thousand ways.
Genji Clouds
It appears in the Tale of Genji picture scrolls and is placed between transitions in the story, signifying a change of scene.
It is a design based on the phenomenon that minute droplets of water in the air catch the sunlight and make the distance appear hazy during humid seasons such as early spring and early autumn. It serves to bring out the perspective of the landscape, making the pattern more atmospheric. It can also mean the passage of time, concealment, or suggestion.
In-and-around the Kyoto city
It depicts the cityscape of Kyoto and seasonal events. It shows people's lives at that time, including the residences of aristocrats, shrines and temples, and the homes of ordinary people.
Snow Circle
Not only does snow have a white and pure image, but it was also believed that in the spring of a year with heavy snowfall, there would be a good harvest because of the abundance of melt water. Therefore, snow is also a pattern that symbolizes fertility and a good harvest.
Dyeing by blurring part of the base color. It is a dyeing technique that does not use glue to create an embankment, but uses the blurred and ambiguous feeling of the color. Gradation is widely used for kimono such as FURISODE, HOMONGI, and IROMUJI, as well as long Juban(underwear).

We would like to share kimono patterns of art and literature in the next page.

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