In fact, there is a beautiful hidden meaning in the pattern of Kimonos ♡

Models and patterns that I have not seen so casually until now. But in reality, everyone has a meaning of its own! Knowing the meaning makes it more fun to choose ♡ Let's quickly see the representative models!

Saayagata (Sayaka, Soja)

卍 This is the one that is constantly associated with the swastika. Because it was used as ground motif of the textile "Saaya" transmitted by Ming from China, this name would have arrived.

Turtle shell (Kikkou)

Geometric pattern connecting the regular hexagon vertically and horizontally. It is called "turtle shell" because it looks like a turtle shell. Turtles are a symbol of longevity as well as cranes and are often used as auspicious models.

Crane (vine)

Cranes are mysterious and auspicious birds that signify "wealth of vitality", "longevity". It was chosen as a kimono pattern in the place to celebrate happiness. Tsuru is the only animal that will heal all his life once you are in a relationship. There is a meaning of husband and wife satisfying this couple closely cuddling with each other until the child leaves, it is recommended for marriage.


Very luxurious king of one hundred flowers, the flower of peony means "happiness" "wealth" "noble". The reason for the origin is to make beautiful large flowers from small round buds.


The pattern is preferred because it expresses the future perspective is broad of the shape of the divergent end where the end has spread. It is a propitious model that wants development and prosperity.

Checkered Trellis (Ichimatsu) (Koshi)

A mid-term Kabuki actor from the Edo period "It's a costume when it became useful by Sano Matsumatsu." The pattern of the kimono spreads, it is said that it has become a plaid pattern, taking the name of Sano Tamamatsu. A pattern that is a square line.

Qinghai wave (wish list)

A geometric motif written stoked like a wave. I wish the calm life as the calm waves of the ocean continues to last forever.


A model in which the circles overlap by a quarter. I express seven treasures and the circle represents relaxation. It is better to represent the Buddha and the prosperity of the infinite descendants.

Yasurasassu (yakusuri) Arrowhead arrow (Kaba)

Designed and arranged with arrow feathers. Kimono's graduation ceremony is famous.


Two curves are made to be Kunekune て て which expresses as rising steam.

Ladders (Uroko) A model in which the triangles are arranged successively. They are called ladders because they look like fish scales. Because he is miserable, he is numerous in hidden places like a long kimono.

Plum (Ume)

Plum blossoms that last hard winter and show us a beautiful figure in the spring later. A beautiful and powerful flower that expresses "patience" and "beauty". In fact, in plum (Ume), from the word "birth," birth prayers are also included!


Since the circle (circle) has neither starting point nor ending point, it has a good favorable motive as representing infinity. There are motifs that draw various things, such as mirror patterns and Marubun flowers that draw round flowers. Because it connects to "circle = edge", it is better for the wedding dress.

Hana Marunaga (Hana no Maru)

It is a pattern that sums up the flowers in a circle, or a pattern that keeps the flowers inside a circle.


The gifts given to God called 熨斗 鮑 "Noshi" became the base and were considered lucky a long time ago and then as longevity. Many things stand out in these glamorous patterns in elongated or band-shaped shapes.

Oshito (oshokuguma)

An aristocratic tour used around the Kyoto Imperial Palace, another name for a cow car. Representative of a classic and soft pattern. The park, which was a nobility walk in the Heian period, is a model that shows wealth and glamor, as it is evident, and is often drawn in kimonos.

Sakurafumi (Sakuramon)

Cherry blossoms have been loved by the Japanese since the Heian period. It is a tree in which the God of wealth and fertility lives and which also has a significance of wealth. "Sakura" means rice, "Kura" means the seat where God lives, in the hope of a good harvest, a cherry watching party will be organized, in which case the cherry blossom pattern will be drawn. It's a spring flower, but you can learn it in any season. The cherry blossoms, which are also the national flower of Japan, are grounds that mark a new start by blooming in the spring, at the beginning of the season.

Phoenix (ho)

Legendary birds have been transmitted since ancient times in China. It is said that Rui Bird appears when a peaceful and happy world is realized, and because it is so bright and elegant in appearance, it is a model that is widely used for the Asuka period.


It is a perfect flower for the kimono because it has a beautiful appearance and a fragrant scent. Representative flowers symbolizing longevity. In addition to being a symbol of longevity, it is also a characteristic of chrysanthemum that has several meanings such as life without illness, the payment of evil, the stability of mind and body. It is often combined with diamonds and circles. Chrysanthemums are supposed to be fall flowers, but they can be used regardless of the season. Because the round shape is reminiscent of the sun, it is used as the highest flower among the flower motifs.

Shochiku Mei (Shochiku-bai)

"Pin" that does not keep green even in cold weather, "bamboo" stretching straight and blue without losing cold, "plum" that makes it bloom quickly from the coldness of winter is said "Sanko Sumitomo" and has been honored for a long time. Even in adversity, it is considered an example of keeping the clamor, and in Japan, it is indispensable to remember the ancient world.

Hemp leaf (Asasan) It is a geometric pattern commonly used in kimono designs, designed as a hemp leaf as a hexagon. Since hemp leaves grow rapidly, they are considered as growth prayers for children, so that they grow quickly and are often used for the arrival of children. The meaning of the amulet is put forward because the hemp leaves themselves have the property to pay the wickedness.

A butterfly

It is said to express the beauty of a beautiful-looking woman passing from a larva to an adult. In addition, the meaning of longevity is also included in the sense of "long" reading.

Temple of Worship (Kanzui Sui)

A pattern expressing the swirling water flow.