Power, honor, high social status

This pattern features the paulownia tree, a symbol of power and honor. According to legend, the sacred phoenix drinks from rare springs of sweet water, eats bamboo fruit, and lives in paulownia trees. It is said that phoenixes show themselves when a virtuous emperor ascends to the throne. Designs featuring paulownia trees have therefore been highly prized and reflective of high social status since days of old. At Karacho we create many designs using paulownia trees. This is one of the basic designs.

Description by Karakamishi Toto Akihiko