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Motif Information
Romaji Kame
English Turtle, tortoise
Kanji δΊ€
Kana かめ
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Auspicious Yes
Motif Type Animal
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Summary about motif.


Seasonal Use, Exceptions & Pairings

Kame is appropriate for any season.

Motif Connotations & Symbolism

It symbolises longevity; the legend has that the crane lives for a thousand years and the tortoise for ten thousand years. These two are often paired together. They belong to the group of four legendary creatures: the other two are the phoenix and the unicorn.

Auspicious Nature

It is auspicious.

Common Motif Pairings

Identification & Style Variations

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Motif Examples

Motif in Literature & Other Usage

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