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  • February 27, 2024 Ezen Foundation

    Karakusa Pattern

    Although originating in China, the karakusa pattern has become widely recognised in Japan as a symbol of fortune and prosperity. The intricate spirals of the design resemble vines extending in various directions, symbolising growth and abundance. Additionally, the branching vines of this pattern can signify heritage or familial heritage. 

     

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  • February 27, 2024 Ezen Foundation

    Kanoko

    The kanoko design is based off the spots on a fawn deer and is one of the most popular Japanese patterns. The motif consists of a repeated diamond pattern with small white spots inside.The pattern was extremely fashionable in the Edo period, and it was seen as a status symbol of wealth as the patterns were time-consuming and costly to produce. 

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