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Motif Information
Motif mari 01.jpg
Rōmaji Mari
English Ball
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Season Winter
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Motif Type Man-made

Most, but not all, mari motifs are temari (手まり, hand ball). Temari have been made from remnants of kimono wrapped with recycled silk thread since the Asuka period.

Seasonal Use, Exceptions & Pairings

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Motif Connotations & Symbolism

Temari are associated with young girls and Girls' Day.

Auspicious Nature

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Common Motif Pairings

Identification & Style Variations

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Motif Examples

Motif in Literature & Other Usage

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Relevant Threads / Discussions

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Image Credits

  • Cloverrain
  • Kokoro

Authors & Contributors

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