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Completion Guidelines

1. Motif Box

All fields must be completed, including the Pronunciation action. To obtain, prepare and add the audio for the Pronunciation section:

1. Go to http://soundoftext.com and input the kanji for the word. Save the .mp3 file to your computer.

2. Rename the file from the kanji to rōmaji along with adding audio at the end. In the case of a long vowel, be sure to spell it out rather than use special characters. Be especially certain to type out long vowels when there are words similar to each other, such as Fukuro (Fukuro obi) and Fukurō (owl)

For example:

  • Fukuro_audio .mp3
  • Fukurou_audio.mp3

In the case of the same name, name the file:

  • Kumo_cloud_audio.mp3
  • Kumo_spider_audio.mp3

3. Go to https://convertio.co/mp3-ogg/. You need to convert the .mp3 file to .ogg. Upload the file, select to convert to .ogg. Once converted, download the file.

4. Upload the .ogg file to the wiki the same way as you would any other file. In the file summary, add: Audio obtained from Google Translate on **date** replacing **date** with the actual date you saved the audio file.

5. Add the audio player to the pronunciation section of the Motif box by placing [[File:Translatedword_audio.ogg|200px|File:Translatedword_audio.ogg]] in section {{{10}}}

2. Summary

This is the section to add any information about the real object (if there is one being represented) and at the bare minimum, a small paragraph that summarizes concisely what the motif is.

Where possible, however, please expand further and provide information such as:

  • species and scientific name (where relevant)
  • any additional names it may be known by
  • it's history (did it originate from within Japan or was it imported?), etc.

Please note discussion with regard to distinctions between similar or completely different items/species (for example: "not to be confused with") should be added in in the Identification & Style and Variations section.

3. Seasonal Use, Exceptions and Pairings

Immediately under the Seasonal Use, Exceptions and Pairings header, please list the usual season the motif is associated with first, then, any seasonal exceptions (details on the exceptions).

Motif Connotations & Symbolism

List any connotations and/or symbolism the motif has.

Auspicious Nature

If the motif is not considered auspicious - remove this header from the page.

If the motif is auspicious in nature, please describe the reasons why along with if the motif needs to be paired with another to be considered auspicious. Please also include the history, if known, of how the motif came to be considered auspicious.

Common Motif Pairings

Place in list form all known motif pairings and link to each motif. If there is an exception to the rule (for example, a summer motif being paired with a winter motif), list the seasonal exception in parentheses after the motif name.

Identification & Style Variations

Describe identifying aspects of the motif clearly. If there are other motifs that are similar in style and appearance, but considered a separate motif, please ensure you specify this, along with any relevant information on how to discern between the two (please see Kiji and Tsuru for examples.

If there are distinct variations of the motif that fall under the umbrella name (usually found with certain floral species), list them in this section. For an example on how to do this, please see the Sakura and Kiku page.

4. Motif Examples

A minimum of three different examples for the page to be ready for sharing / featuring. However, it is encouraged to add as many different examples as possible.

5. Motif in Literature & other Usages

At least on mention in literature or poetry. Often, poetry is the easiest to locate, but it is encouraged to locate mentions in literature (often historical novels such as The Tale of Genji, or The Pillow Book are good places to start), in theatrical use within Kabuki or Noh, within historical and modern pop-culture, etc.

6. Right Sidebar Images

A minimum of three, varied, non-wafuku images. Examples: kamon, netsuke, woodblock prints, etc

7. References

Ensure that correct references are added to the article.

8. Code Clean-Up

As the wiki is over six years old, some of the older articles have excessive coding in them or inconsistant formatting. When editing an article, ensure you review the code and perform any clean-up required. Examples of clean-up required (but not limited to):

  • Removing any excess line breaks
  • Ensuring that all the image on the right hand side have been placed within the RightImageBox template
  • Ensuring that any poetry placed within tables have the cell style set to PoemStyle


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Motif Completion Bar Template

As you work on pages, please ensure you update the motif completion bar.

To do this, go into the code and replace the words Empty, Incomplete, or Complete with the relevant completion status. Please note, the first letter of the word must be capitalized in order to trigger the template correctly.

We encourage the use of the TALK (discussion) page for in-depth discussion of page development, but brief notes can be left under the table. If you have started a TALK page for the motif and wish to have input, please add "Please view discussion page for motif" in this note section.

1. Motif Box 2. Summary 3. Seasonal Use 4. Motif Examples 5. Motif in Literature 6. Images 7. References 8. Code Clean-Up

Notes: This is an example note. You can either write a brief summary of needed information or make a note you have started a Talk page for the motif.