Growth, prosperity, nobility

Likened to royalty for its upright and noble appearance, bamboo has also been considered one of the Four Gentlemen of Eastern Art, the others being plums, orchids, and chrysanthemums. With its flexible vitality and associations with longevity and prosperity, the quickly growing bamboo has been entrusted with wishes for the healthy growth of children, making this an auspicious pattern that is incorporated into many different things.

Description by Karakamishi Toto Akihiko