Jump to: navigation, search

Difference between revisions of "Ayame"

(Image Credits)
(Seasonal Use, Exceptions & Pairings)
 
(15 intermediate revisions by 2 users not shown)
Line 1: Line 1:
{{MotifBox|Ayame|Iris|菖蒲|アヤメ|Spring|#|No|Flower|[[File:Motif ayame 01.JPG|200px]]}}  
+
__TOC__
 +
{{MotifBox|Ayame|Iris|菖蒲|アヤメ|Spring|Summer|No|Flower|[[File:Motif ayame 01.JPG|200px]]}}  
  
Ayame is an iris. Other terms for iris include hanashōbu (ハナショウブ, 花菖蒲) and kakitsubata (カキツバタ, 杜若). Ayame grow both on dry land and along the banks of rivers. Ayame vary in color from pure white to deep purple. Ayame blossoms have six petals, long stems or stalks, and pointed leaves at their base.
+
Ayame is an iris. Other terms for iris include hanashōbu (ハナショウブ, 花菖蒲) and kakitsubata (カキツバタ, 杜若). Ayame grow both on dry land and along the banks of rivers.  
  
 
== Seasonal Use, Exceptions & Pairings  ==
 
== Seasonal Use, Exceptions & Pairings  ==
  
Ayame bloom in spring.
+
Ayame bloom in spring and are especially associated with the month of May.
  
 
=== Motif Connotations & Symbolism ===
 
=== Motif Connotations & Symbolism ===
  
 +
An alternate name for Japanese iris is shōbu (菖蒲 ) which is a homophonous with martial spirit (尚武 ).<ref>Dusenbury, Mary. Flowers, Dragons, & Pine Trees: Asian Textiles in the Spencer Museum of Art. Hudson Hills Press, New York and Manchester. 2004. p.222.</ref>
  
 
+
Ayame can symbolize Boys' Day (now called Childrens' Day). During the [[Edo period]], Boys' Day was designated as the fifth day of the fifth month and was celebrated with mock duels between boys using ayame in place of swords.<ref>Ibid</ref>
=== Auspicious Nature  ===
 
 
 
Is motif auspicious?  If so - explain. If not - remove header.
 
  
 
=== Common Motif Pairings  ===
 
=== Common Motif Pairings  ===
  
 
* [[Hashi|Yatsuhashi]]
 
* [[Hashi|Yatsuhashi]]
 +
* [[Kawasemi]]
 +
* [[Tsubame]]
 +
* [[Sagi]]
  
 
=== Identification & Style Variations ===
 
=== Identification & Style Variations ===
Describe how the pattern can be identified. If applicable, explain how the pattern is conventionally simplified.
+
 
 +
Ayame vary in color from pure white to deep purple. Ayame blossoms have six petals, long stems or stalks, and pointed leaves at their base.
  
 
== Motif Examples  ==
 
== Motif Examples  ==
Line 27: Line 30:
  
 
File:Motif Ayame 02.jpg|<span style="font-size:10px;">[[Komon]] with [[ayame]] from the collection of Bika Bika</span>
 
File:Motif Ayame 02.jpg|<span style="font-size:10px;">[[Komon]] with [[ayame]] from the collection of Bika Bika</span>
File:Motif botan 13.jpg|<span style="font-size:10px;">Detail of [[obi]] with [[ayame]], [[botan]], [[sakura]], and [[kiku]] from the collection of Peachchanvidel</span>
+
File:Motif ayame 03.jpg|<span style="font-size:10px;">Detail of [[ayame]] on [[chuya obi]] from the collection of Tahanala</span>
File:Motif ayame 03.jpg|<span style="font-size:10px;">Detail of [[pente]] [[ayame]] on [[obi]] from the collection of Tahanala</span>
 
 
File:placeholder.jpg|<span style="font-size:10px;">Explain motif in example and what is is featured on and with</span>
 
File:placeholder.jpg|<span style="font-size:10px;">Explain motif in example and what is is featured on and with</span>
 +
 
</gallery>  
 
</gallery>  
  
Line 44: Line 47:
 
=== Relevant Threads / Discussions  ===
 
=== Relevant Threads / Discussions  ===
  
* Link to any relevant threads on IG
+
* Link to any relevant threads on IG  
  
 
=== References  ===
 
=== References  ===
Line 62: Line 65:
 
'''Contributors:'''   
 
'''Contributors:'''   
  
[[Category:Motif]][[Category:Plant Motif]][[Category:Flower Motif]]
+
[[Category:Motif]]
 +
[[Category:Plant Motif]]
 +
[[Category:Flower Motif]]
 +
[[Category:Spring Motifs]]

Latest revision as of 22:56, 29 March 2017

Motif Information
Motif ayame 01.JPG
Rōmaji Ayame
English Iris
Kanji 菖蒲
Kana アヤメ
Season Spring
Seasonal Exceptions Summer
Auspicious No
Motif Type Flower
Pronounciation
{{{10}}}


Ayame is an iris. Other terms for iris include hanashōbu (ハナショウブ, 花菖蒲) and kakitsubata (カキツバタ, 杜若). Ayame grow both on dry land and along the banks of rivers.

Seasonal Use, Exceptions & Pairings

Ayame bloom in spring and are especially associated with the month of May.

Motif Connotations & Symbolism

An alternate name for Japanese iris is shōbu (菖蒲 ) which is a homophonous with martial spirit (尚武 ).[1]

Ayame can symbolize Boys' Day (now called Childrens' Day). During the Edo period, Boys' Day was designated as the fifth day of the fifth month and was celebrated with mock duels between boys using ayame in place of swords.[2]

Common Motif Pairings

Identification & Style Variations

Ayame vary in color from pure white to deep purple. Ayame blossoms have six petals, long stems or stalks, and pointed leaves at their base.

Motif Examples

Motif in Literature & Other Usage

Where possible - try to find examples of motif in literature, art and real life. If you are unable to find an example - remove this section.

In Poetry

Article Notes

Relevant Threads / Discussions

  • Link to any relevant threads on IG

References

  1. Dusenbury, Mary. Flowers, Dragons, & Pine Trees: Asian Textiles in the Spencer Museum of Art. Hudson Hills Press, New York and Manchester. 2004. p.222.
  2. Ibid

Image Credits

  • Bika Bika
  • Peachchanvidel
  • Tahanala

Authors & Contributors

Author/s: (# (IG Username))

Contributors: