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Maru

Motif Information
Motif kikyo 04.jpg
Rōmaji Maru
English circle, rondel
Kanji
Kana
Season all-seasonal
Seasonal Exceptions
Auspicious no
Motif Type meta motif
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Maru means "circle" or "rondel" and is a fairly common way to arrange other motifs. It is sometimes combined to motif names when circular arrangements are meant: for instance, a tsurumaru would be a circularly stylized crane.

Common Motif Pairings

  • in kamon, nearly any sort of motif can be seen as a rondel arrangement
  • in kitsuke items, flowers are the most commonly rondel-arranged motifs

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