Pattern of Japan
装い・小物・エトセトラ。日本らしい柄を集めてみました。These are the patterns unique to Japan.
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The pattern of continuous hexagones was initially born in the West Asia, went eastward and eventually reached Japan by way of China and Korea. The pattern is called 'turtle's back' for its physical association. The turtle is considered as auspicious as it lives to a very late age, until ten thousand. It is also a vehicle of taoist immorals. The pattern on the left graphic shows flowers in diamond shape inside hexagones, which is called '亀甲花菱', which is one of the family emblems in Japan.