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Motif Information
Motif donguri 01.jpg
Rōmaji Donguri
English Acorn
Kanji 団栗
Kana どんぐり
Season Autumn
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Motif Type Fruit

Donguri refers to both acorns and chestnut conkers.

Seasonal Use, Exceptions & Pairings

Acorns fall in autumn which is the motif's primary seasonality.

Motif Connotations & Symbolism

There is an idiom featuring acorns in Japanese: 団栗の背比べ, "donguri no seikurabe", which literally means "comparing acorn heights" and stands for "nothing seems to stand out" (bland), or bragging over trivial things.

Common Motif Pairings

Identification & Style Variations

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Motif Examples

Motif in Literature & Other Usage

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Image Credits

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