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​Japanese traditional patterns

Japan has traditional patterns that have been used in textiles, ceramics, and interior decoration since ancient times.
The splendor of traditional Japanese patterns lies in their high design, origin and meaning.
If you look into their origins and meanings, you'll discover the historical background that arose from traditional Japanese events and customs, as well as the depth of traditional Japanese culture.
Here, we will introduce selected patterns used in KU-ZEN.

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Traditional Japanese patterns, family crests, god crests, and other geometric patterns that combine regular hexagons with hemp leaves as motifs. Originally, the hexagon, which is a collection of triangles that have the meaning of amulet, has been thought to have a stronger amulet power. It is a pattern often used for baby clothes and children's kimonos, wishing for the health of children due to the durability and rapid growth of hemp.



The origin of this pattern is said to be ancient Persia.

​ A pattern that makes you feel the blessings of the vast ocean, and the infinitely spreading wave pattern contains a wish for eternal happiness and a peaceful life for people. It is an auspicious pattern.

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​ The meaning of prosperity is included because the design pattern continues without interruption. It is favored by many people as an auspicious pattern for the prosperity of descendants and business expansion. In addition, the checkered pattern used in the emblem of the Tokyo Olympics is not a combination of ordinary squares, but a checkered pattern that combines three squares, and many cultures and countries are involved and spread. It is a pattern that expresses the diversity of nature.



The cloisonné ring represents a circle of happiness and is an auspicious design. Cloisonne is a Buddhist term that means treasures such as gold, silver, lapis lazuli, coral, agate, mantis shrimp, and glass. In the Nara period, it seems that many of them were used for the decorations of the aristocrats.

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