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

Geometric patterns
There are a variety of geometric patterns, from simple ones like stripes, triangles, and squares to hemp leaves, diamond shapes, and "Sayagata" pattern.
It is one of the patterns that expresses the appearance of steam rising up using two curved lines. It is sometimes referred to as the flickering appearance of a shimmering flame or the rising of clouds.
Hemp leaf
The hemp leaf is a geometric pattern that combines a regular hexagon with a hemp leaf motif. The hexagon, which is made up of triangles that were originally meant to ward off evil, was thought to have a stronger power to ward off evil. This pattern was also often used for baby clothes and children's kimonos to wish for the healthy growth of children, in reference to the strength and fast growth of hemp.
The pronansiation of stripe is "Shima" in Japanese and it was originally called "shimamono," meaning "something from across the island. After the middle of the Edo period, the mainstream of clothing shifted from flashy, large patterns to more subdued ones due to the Shogunate's ban on buying and selling. Against this backdrop, the striped pattern developed and various types of stripes were invented.
Water chestnuts
Although the pattern is geometric, its roots are in the leaves of water chestnuts. Because it has strong fertility, it is said to be a pattern that wishes for prosperity of descendants and good health.
Water chestnuts with flower
A pattern of four flower petals within a water chestnuts pattern.
Seven treasures
The pattern, which is drawn by overlapping circles one on top of the other, is an auspicious pattern with the meaning of "roundness," and is used in kimonos as a pattern that wishes for harmony and fate between people because of the way the rings are connected.
Tortoiseshell is a pattern of hexagons that resemble the shell of a turtle. As the tortoise is a symbol of longevity, tortoise shell is also an auspicious pattern that signifies longevity.
Originally, the tortoise shell "kikko" had the meaning of longevity, and three tortoiseshells were connected to form the human figure "Bishamon tortoiseshell" pattern. This pattern is used on the armor of Bishamonten, one of the seven gods of good fortune, which brings treasure and good fortune, and is a particularly auspicious pattern.
Sayagata pattern is a pattern in which the Chinese character for "Manji" (卍) is broken diagonally and continuously joined. It is a Buddhist term used in place of the Chinese character for "ten thousand which means "all" or "all things," and represents the universe or infinity.
A hedge made of thin sheets of Japanese cypress arranged diagonally in a pattern. The geometric composition of this pattern has been used for many obi and komon patterns.
The pine bark pattern is a design of peeled pine bark, which is meant to ward off bad luck.
Checked/Lattice pattern
The lattice pattern comes from its similarity in appearance to the lattice doors of a building.
Igeta is the name of the wooden frame around the edge of a well, and this pattern is symbolized by the "well". This pattern represents the protection of the well, which is indispensable for daily life, and thus has the meaning of family safety.
Shokko pattern
This is a famous woven pattern on Shokko brocade, which was introduced from China. It consists of octagons and squares that are connected, and flowers and various patterns are drawn on them.

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