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Motif Information
Motif yukiwa 01.png
Rōmaji Yukiwa
English Snow Crystal
Kanji 雪葉
Kana ゆきわ
Season Winter
Seasonal Exceptions All-Season
Auspicious No
Motif Type Geometric

Yukiwa means snow crystal.

Seasonal Use, Exceptions & Pairings

It seems obvious that yukiwa would be a winter motif, but it can also be employed in summer to lend a sense of cooling to a yukata.

Since this motif is often used as a border to contain other motifs, when flowers from all four seasons are pictured it becomes all season.

Common Motif Pairings

Identification & Style Variations

If the scalloped edges of yukiwa are present but the motif is an arc instead of a circle, the motif is yukishiba, grass with snow.

Motif Examples

Motif in Literature & Other Usage

Example of yukiwa kamon

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In Poetry

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