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Konnichiwa, fellow lovers of all things Japanese! At ohashii, we’re not just about crafting exquisite clothing and accessories; we’re also on a journey to share the rich tapestry of Japanese culture with you. Today, we’re diving into the captivating realm of Japanese Wagara patterns – timeless motifs that have captured hearts for centuries. Join us as we unveil our top 5 most popular Wagara patterns and explore the stories they tell.

Seigaiha (Blue Ocean Waves)

Imagine a tranquil sea with gentle waves whispering their secrets to the shore. That’s the magic of Seigaiha, the “Blue Ocean Waves” pattern. Symbolizing good luck and resilience, Seigaiha is a reminder of the cyclical nature of life. Just like the waves that come and go, challenges are followed by triumphs. Take a look at our Seigaiha collection, where the waves elegantly dance across the fabric, bringing an air of serenity to your wardrobe.

Asanoha (Hemp Leaf)

The Asanoha pattern, resembling interwoven hemp leaves, carries a profound message of growth and vitality. In Japanese folklore, the hemp plant grows rapidly and robustly, symbolising prosperity and strength. Adorn yourself with our Asanoha collection and embrace the spirit of constant evolution and renewal.

Sayagata (Interlocking Manji)

Step into the world of Sayagata, an intricate pattern of interlocking swastikas (Manji), symbolising harmony, love, and eternity. Often found on kimono and traditional clothing, Sayagata embodies the unity of all things in the universe. Our Sayagata collection adorned with this pattern invites you to embrace the interconnectedness of life and the beauty of its ever-flowing energy.

Karakusa (Arabesque)

Inspired by plant vines and tendrils, Karakusa represents growth, abundance, and the cyclical nature of existence. Our captivating collection showcases the elegance of Karakusa, intertwining tradition with modern style for a truly enchanting accessory. Amongst our collections, our Karakusa pet bandana is one of our best-selling pieces.

Sakura (Cherry Blossom)

Ah, Sakura – the delicate cherry blossom, a timeless symbol of fleeting beauty and the transient nature of life. These blossoms bloom brilliantly, only to flutter away, reminding us to cherish each moment. Our array of handmade pieces adorned with Sakura captures the essence of this poetic pattern, allowing you to carry the beauty of spring with you all year round.

Bonus: Kanagawa – Riding the Waves of Dreams

Last but not least, allow me to introduce you to my personal favourite from our collection – Kanagawa, inspired by the iconic “Great Wave off Kanagawa” painting. This mesmerizing pattern captures the spirit of courage, the thrill of adventure, and the unyielding power of nature’s forces.

As you delve into the world of Japanese Wagara patterns, we hope you’ve felt the enchantment and significance that these motifs bring to our creations. At ohashii, we’re passionate about infusing each piece with the spirit of Japan, handcrafted right here in the UK. So, whether you’re embracing the resilience of Seigaiha, the vitality of Asanoha, the unity of Sayagata, the growth of Karakusa, or the beauty of Sakura, you’re not just wearing a product – you’re wearing a piece of Japan’s captivating story.

Join us in celebrating these remarkable Wagara patterns and let them become a part of your unique style. Shop now and experience the magic that unfolds when art, culture, and craftsmanship intertwine.

Which Wagara resonates with you the most? Let us know in the comments below!

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