- 1 Seasonal Use, Exceptions & Pairings
- 2 Motif Examples
- 3 Motif in Literature & Other Usage
- 4 Article Notes
Fuji or wisteria is a long-lived vine that blooms plentifully in the spring with long hanging blossoms of white, pink or pale violet. A fuji plant will not bloom until a late age (about 15 to 20 years). It is a long-beloved plant in Japan and often grown on trellises. It is a classical element in tsumami kanzashi.
Fuji was prized in Heian era for its gracefully trailing flowers.
Seasonal Use, Exceptions & Pairings
Fuji blooms in spring, usually in the month of May.
Motif Connotations & Symbolism
Fuji symbolises filial piety as its flowers bloom close to the branch.
Is motif auspicious? If so - explain. If not - remove header.
Common Motif Pairings
- A trellis
Identification & Style Variations
Describe how the pattern can be identified. If applicable, explain how the pattern is conventionally simplified.
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Motif in Literature & Other Usage
Fuji Musume (藤娘, Wisteria Maiden) is a famous kabuki dance first performed in 1826. The plot of the dance is a young man admires a picture of a maiden carrying wisteria for so long that the painting falls in love with him and comes to life. The living painting dances her love and writes letters, which are unanswered. Heartbroken, she returns to the painting, freezing in her final dance pose.
Relevant Threads / Discussions
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- Nitanai, Keiko. Kimono Design: An Introduction to Textiles and Patterns. Tuttle Publishing, Vermont. 2017. p.21.
- Geisha names: Adakichi to Fusao
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