JAPANESE FLOWERS & THEIR MEANINGS
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JAPANESE FLOWERS & THEIR MEANINGS



The following is info about the Japanese flower language which is called hana kotoba.

You might find it interesting, if you don't intend to follow the guideline in choosing motifs for your kimono (for men and women alike), or to avoid making a mistake in sending flowers to Japanese ladies (or men).

In Japan, flowers and flower-giving are not exclusively for women. As you might have known, the samurai is an aesthete. He treasures flowers and take them as a part of life as a warrior. This concept is different radically from what Western people think about flowers.

However, since after World War II, the Japanese way of thinking, lifestyle and habits have been influenced by Western thoughts, therefore today it is not uncommon to find young Japanese people unaware of their own traditions, including the one about flowers and their meanings. They usually refer to the flower language of European origins, instead of our own.

Flower language is used in many movies and animation in Japan, such as Weiss Kreuz. Also greeting cards made in Japan follow the codes in this flower language.

The following are our flowers for illustrations, which I assign to my friends according to my observation ^..^



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wow!!
Each flower color also hav it meaning.....
so much to learn ^0^
Thanks for the information!!

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