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Motif Information
Romaji Tako
English Octopus
Kanji 章魚
Kana タコ
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Auspicious Yes
Motif Type Sea Animal
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Seasonal Use, Exceptions & Pairings

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Motif Connotations & Symbolism

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Auspicious Nature

Tako is homonym with "great happiness" and symbolizes having numerous children.[1]

Common Motif Pairings

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Identification & Style Variations

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Motif Examples

Motif in Literature & Other Usage

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  1. Kurstin, Joseph. Netsuke:Story Carvings of Old Japan. Joseph Kurstin. 1994. p.61.

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