- 1 Seasonal Use, Exceptions & Pairings
- 2 Motif Examples
- 3 Motif in Literature & Other Usage
- 4 Article Notes
Donguri refers to both acorns and chestnut conkers.
Seasonal Use, Exceptions & Pairings
Acorns fall in autumn which is the motif's primary seasonality.
Motif Connotations & Symbolism
There is an idiom featuring acorns in Japanese: 団栗の背比べ, "donguri no seikurabe", which literally means "comparing acorn heights" and stands for "nothing seems to stand out" (bland), or bragging over trivial things.
Common Motif Pairings
Identification & Style Variations
Describe how the pattern can be identified. If applicable, explain how the pattern is conventionally simplified.
Donguri among drifting autumn leaves
Motif in Literature & Other Usage
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