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Motif Information
Motif omu 01.jpg
Rōmaji Ōmu
English Parrot, cockatoo
Kanji 鸚鵡
Kana オウム
Season All-Season
Seasonal Exceptions Spring
Auspicious Yes
Motif Type Bird

Ōmu is the general word for parrot and also encompasses cockatoo. Ōmu are not native to Japan or China; however, there are records of tame ōmu being sent as tribute from Korea.

Seasonal Use, Exceptions & Pairings

Ōmu are generally shown on a perch or in a cage, making them season-less. When paired with flowers such as tsubaki or botan it takes on the flower's seasonality.

Motif Connotations & Symbolism

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Auspicious Nature

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Common Motif Pairings

Two White Cockatoos on a Red Bar by Ohara Koson circa 1927

Identification & Style Variations

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Motif Examples

Motif in Literature & Other Usage

Kacho-Hanga Omu-zu (花鳥版画 鸚鵡図, 1771) by Itō Jakuchū in the collection of Hiragi Ukiyo-e Foundation (平木浮世絵財団)

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