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This page is about the motif, for the fabric please see Bashōfu.

Motif Information
Motif Basho 01.JPG
Rōmaji Bashō
English Plantain leaf
Kanji 芭蕉
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Season Summer
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Motif Type Plant

Bashō refers to the Japanese fiber banana or Japanese plantain (Musa basjoo). Bashō is cultivated for it's fiber and has been grown in the Ryukyu Islands since at least the 16th century.

Seasonal Use, Exceptions & Pairings

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Motif Connotations & Symbolism

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Auspicious Nature

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Common Motif Pairings

Identification & Style Variations

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Motif Examples

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