The meaning of the crane pattern on many Japanese Vintage items. It is a symbol of happiness

The meaning of the crane pattern on many Japanese Vintage items. It is a symbol of happiness

Crane pattern

 

In this issue, we would like to introduce the crane pattern.

Cranes are often used in Japanese textiles and have been considered auspicious since ancient times.

In Japan, there are various designs of cranes, ranging from realistic ones to thousand folded cranes and others.

What is the meaning of the crane pattern?

crane japanese vintage

 

What is the meaning of the crane pattern?

Crane has been favored by people for its meaning of "merry" and "good omen".

Every Japanese knows that the crane pattern is used for auspicious occasions.

 

crane pattern japanese vintage 

The crane has three meanings as a lucky charm.

 

The first is "the meaning of longevity".

In China, cranes are believed to live for 1,000 years, and in Japan, there is a saying, "A crane lives for 1,000 years, a turtle for 10,000 years".

It is a symbol of vitality and longevity. It is one of the best patterns for festive occasions.

Therefore, it has been considered an appropriate pattern for occasions to pray and celebrate longevity.

 

The second is "the link between heaven and earth".

The crane's cry is high-pitched and very well passed.

Because of this, it has been said that the crane's voice reaches the heavenly realm where God resides. They have been regarded as a precious bird that connects human beings to the gods.

 

The third is "conjugal happiness".

It is said that once a pair of cranes mates, they do not change partners for life. This is why cranes have come to be used at weddings and other occasions to express the hope that husband and wife will remain in harmony forever.

The crane, which has such a congratulatory meaning, is often used alone or in combination with other congratulatory patterns.

 crane japanese

 

The crane, with its pure white feathers, is beautiful both standing and flying, and has always been loved by people in Japan.

Their elegant appearance is also one of the reasons for their popularity. They are classic and prestigious, but also have a cute atmosphere.

 

This beauty of appearance is one of the reasons why it has captured the hearts of the Japanese people and has been loved as something to celebrate and bring good luck.

 

Crane pattern items

crane japanese vintage kimono
Vintage Japanese Edo-chiri silk kimono

 

Crane pattern Vintage Japanese indigo-dyed Katazome crane and tortoise rug

Vintage Japanese indigo-dyed Katazome crane and tortoise rug

 

 

Written by:
Reiko Shiozawa, a
 Selector of  Vintage Blue Japan
This is a blog by a Japanese store owner who deals only in authentic Japanese vintage.

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