Edo pattern

Edo pattern of Ufufu

Wave rabbit

In combination pattern that is both symbol of our "Ununofu", also called "Chikubushima pattern" and is derived from the Noh song "Chikubushima".
Pattern of wave rabbit, became popular is used as a pattern of "amice" Kyogen costumes in which drew a scene that has been represented in the poetry of Noh song "Chikubushima".
You Hakuto also association of Inaba is the figure of a rabbit flying on the waves, but the rabbit bouncing before without flinching over the rough seas of life is also the prolific (fertility), has become one of the auspicious patterns.

Green Hyperion

It looks a wave in Japan tradition pattern that was repeated up and down left and right in a fan shape, but the fact is those patterns of Persian Sasanian style has propagated through the Chinese, the name of the Japanese "wave Qinghai" is Bugaku " it has been said from the pattern that was used in the costumes of Qinghai wave ".
Since the Qinghai wave pattern is to be imagined skillfully draw consecutive infinite extent in the medium term in a special lacquer that Kannana brush of the Edo era, wish to uninterrupted growth it was put been spread.


One representative of the plant motifs, hemp has been put the desire for healthy growth that is used, such as in strong and healthily straight grow children's swaddling clothes, etc. and the shrine from undershirt.
Boy girl in blue hemp pattern is a red hemp pattern is good, white Nagajuban of ceremonial celebration has continued to practice of hemp pattern is good.
The stem is in fiber, actually we have a regular hexagonal geometric pattern that successive hemp, which is used in medicine.


Plants of vine family in stylized the pattern, because they grow like crawl from the ground and trees to buildings and fences, full of strong vitality that any environment and situation to overcome, the desire for eternal growth It has been used since ancient times in such a variety of life products such as wrapping cloth wrap from the fact that you have been put.
In addition, is also incorporated as a decorative pattern of shrines and temples as a solemn and eternal symbol, you can be in many eyes in the world of the gods bless the world.

Vector Hane

If you say arrow Mori three brothers and Mitsuya is "three arrows" of cider it is famous, but it is pattern that also appeared as inner palace palace maid, costume design, such as a chamber maid of Kabuki using Yagasuri or purple.
Wings attached to the arrow as a weapon to turn off the wind while rotating, basis from which to hit toward, fortune of war Nagahisa, wishes of love fulfillment from the fact that lead to that arrow through someone's heart of success in life and the other party was filling It is a pattern.


Circle of the same size in the pattern that was continuously by connecting to overlap one by one quarter, and is seven auspicious pattern that has been expressed from the treasure lies in and Buddhist scriptures that circle leading to amicably.
The seven treasures, gold, silver, lapis lazuli (lapis lazuli), coral (coral), agate (agate) Beam: from that luck is good in Takarazukushi in what consisting of Tridacna that are live (beam crystal) and a thousand years , it is seen many in such Imari and cloisonne.
In intelligences statement it calls as "wheel difference".


Asakusa "Sanja Matsuri" is famous, but from time to time it was the vision of the Asakusa Kannon is a fisherman of the three companies festival is used is "three networks" or "network" such as the parishioners town council of towel and yukata It has. "Three networks" is a symbol design of the festival.
Good catch is when treat the fish, such as shrimp and octopus and sea bream and big catch statement harvest, it has been put the wishes of business prosperity.
Also it became popular because it also lead to the fortune of war from a small fishing in one fell swoop to hit net by defeat the enemy in one aircraft.


The flow of water in which was stylized in a spiral-shaped curve, it is already seen old pattern in the world-old BC three thousand years in a wide area.
Spiral pattern is a symbol of birth and playback from that form, we have believed that that there is a power to create a new one.
In addition to that is the upper limit the strength toward the outside to draw a spiral from the center, is a good auspicious pattern from a symbol of evil spirits and energy of luck such as luck Sho-Huku from that leading to the gods of the worm hair (hair part).


It is called from the place that is similar to the regular hexagon of turtle shell, but you have been and was transmitted to Japan from China and Korea.
Since the Heian period, in the representative of celebration auspicious pattern with its own style of that was also used for decoration, such as furniture, clothes Kosi car <Koshiguruma> mansion of aristocrats, it becomes Yushoku pattern.
There is a hexagonal pattern of various modifications, flowers and animals in the turtle, and those such as have been put character.

Yoshihara pastern

The form of recessed the four corners of the annular square in the diagonal is pattern like chain that is pieced together in difference to beat.
The tethered Once in Yoshiwara Guo, is said to be named after that will not be easily released.
Officially called the Yoshiwara Whirlpool is, in the handle that was used to Yoshihara's Guide Chaya of goodwill, connecting the people and the people to express the bonds from that to enrich the meaning and human relations a "good match", such as the festival of short coat I've also used a lot.


It is called the oystercatchers a seagull flying in Sumida River sanctuary that vision is Asakusa Kannon from the Nara period in Asakusa, we have been enjoying the dance form.
In Sumida River riverside and staggered that the gathering flying birds on the beach was stylized, you can draw a hard line, representation until the birds dancing in the plump humorous appearance and waves and on the waves have been enjoyed by rich and diverse pattern It was.
from the fact that the bird is free to dance in the sky, there was popular in search of longing and free behavior to the sky.


Until the Edo era vertical stripes called horizontal stripes that was called "stage" is the mainstream "muscle" was not widely used.
Tree of vertical stripes from the Southern Islands
Cotton is brought but was called "island thing", vertical stripes fit the claim through a streak of Edo in Edo medium term around is now referred to as a "fringe".
Although handle is simple, Ball fringes by changing the width of the capital blank interval, Sensuji, Mann muscle, Whirlpool, both Whirlpool, Takishima, Katsuoshima, three Sujidate, the representation of the simple line such as wavy stripe is versatile .