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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

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.

Seasonal Use, Exceptions & Pairings

Ayame bloom in spring.

Motif Connotations & Symbolism

Ayame has connotations with Children's Day and especially boys.

Auspicious Nature

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Common Motif Pairings

Identification & Style Variations

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Motif Examples

Motif in Literature & Other Usage

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Article Notes

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Image Credits

  • Bika Bika
  • Peachchanvidel
  • Tahanala

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