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Motif Information
Rōmaji Hiogi
English Ceremonial fan
Kanji 桧扇
Kana ひおうぎ
Season Winter
Seasonal Exceptions All Season
Auspicious Yes
Motif Type Man-made

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Motif Connotations & Symbolism

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Auspicious Nature

Hiogi are considered auspicious as the act of opening a fan implies the unfolding of the future.[1] Placing auspicious motifs on the fan increases the auspiciousness of the motif as these things may be said to be in the future of the wearer.

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  1. Motoji Niwa. Snow, Wave, Pine: Traditional Patterns in Japanese Design. Kodansha International. New York. 2001. p.98.

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