Jump to: navigation, search


Motif Information
Rōmaji Takaramono
English Treasures
Kanji 宝物、寳物
Kana たからもの
Season All-Season
Seasonal Exceptions New Year's Day
Auspicious Yes
Motif Type Auspicious

Takaramono are sacred treasures. The traditional twenty consist of:

However, other treasures maybe be added or substituted.

Seasonal Use, Exceptions & Pairings

Takaramono can be any season, but are especially linked with New Year's Day.

Common Motif Pairings

Auspicious Nature

Each of the treasures represents a kind of luck that the wearer is hoping to gain, whether it is wealth, knowledge, protection from evil, or something else.

Motif Examples

Motif in Literature & Other Usage

Article Notes

Relevant Threads / Discussions

  • Link to any relevant threads on IG


  1. Howell-Smith, A. D. Guide to the Japanese Textiles. Victoria and Albert Museum. 1919. pp. 39-40.

Image Credits

Authors & Contributors

Author/s: (# (IG Username))