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In this page, we would like to share art and literature patterns.

Hand drum
It is a percussion instrument used in traditional Japanese Noh music studies. The Japanese musical instrument is a symbol of culture, and is used as a pattern to wish for the improvement of skills and techniques. It is a pattern of good luck for a bountiful harvest, as it produces a loud sound, which means that it will bear excellent fruits.
Goshoguruma is the name of an ox cart ridden by the emperor, nobles, and other noblemen. It is one of the representatives of the dynastic patterns born from the longing for the elegant Heian period. It is thought that one of the reasons for this is that the Tale of Genji was reevaluated in the Edo period and people began to study it as a classical education.
Takarazukuri is an auspicious pattern that expresses a feeling of celebration by gathering together auspicious items. It is derived from the Chinese concept of "eight treasures", which was transformed into a Japanese style in the Muromachi period (1336-1573). Hidden hats, hidden coats, chokoji, hoju, Uchide no kochi, kintsukuro, hoyaku, hoyaku, hokan, gunbai, fundo, shippo.
It is also called "Suehiro" because of the shape of the fan spreading out from the hand side, and is a symbol of good fortune for prosperity and luck. "Suehiro", as the word implies, means "gradually spreading toward the end," and in addition to expressing prosperity, it also has the meaning of opening up prospects for the future.
Like tanzaku, it is a thick paper on which waka poems, haiku poems, and pictures are drawn, and the square ones are called "Shikishi". Flowers and landscapes are drawn inside to create a pattern.
Hiware(Ice breaking pattern)
This pattern is made up of a series of geometric patterns of various sizes, and is called "hiware" because it looks like cracks in the ice that covers the entire surface. It is called ice breaking pattern because it looks as if cracks have appeared in the ice on the surface. The cracking of the ice foretells the approach of spring.
Rotataki(Clapping wax technique)
Melted wax is applied to a brush and tapped with a stick to sow the wax and prevent dyeing. It is said that the wax is applied to various tools other than the brush and tapped. The area where the wax is placed is dyed white, creating fine, irregular spots, giving the effect of snowstorm.
Wood grain
It is a pattern that looks like waves lapping on a wooden board. It is a pattern that looks like waves lapping on a wooden board. The dark lines of the annual rings form a wavy grain.
Cord with a tassel
The pattern of "Kumihimo" (cord) is also an auspicious pattern with the meaning of "tying" or "matchmaking".
Dappled pattern
Dappled pattern is a pattern designed from the white spots on the back of a deer. The most famous type of this pattern is "Kanoko-shibori," which is dyed using the tie-dye technique.
The wheel is a pattern designed only from the wheels of the imperial carriage that Heian nobles used to ride. It is unique in its shape, and symbolizes good luck as it spins endlessly.
Surrounded by the sea, Japan has long been associated with boats through fishing and other activities. For this reason, boat patterns are familiar and come in a wide variety. Namban ship, treasure ship, sailing ship, flower boat, etc.

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

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