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Motif Information
Rōmaji Tatewaku
English Curving lines
Kanji 立涌
Kana #
Season Spring
Seasonal Exceptions All-Season
Auspicious Yes
Motif Type Geometric

Tatewaku is a stylized representation of mist rising off ponds and marshes, common in the spring.

Seasonal Use, Exceptions & Pairings

Tatewaku represents spring mists rising off ponds, but it can also be applied as a motif that contains other motifs, especially auspicious ones. In this case, it lends itself to being all season or taking on the seasonality of the contained motif.

Motif Connotations & Symbolism

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Auspicious Nature

Tatewaku represents "rising above" circumstances.[1]

Common Motif Pairings

Identification & Style Variations

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Motif Examples

Motif in Literature & Other Usage

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Article Notes

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  1. Nitanai, Keiko. Kimono Design: An Introduction to Textiles and Patterns. Tuttle Publishing, Vermont. 2017. p.8.

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