Hope, virtue, happiness, invincibility

As the first of the hundred flowers that bloom in the chilly days of spring, plum blossoms represent hope. Plums signify objects occupied by the gods who can receive divine oracles. When included among the Four Gentlemen, plums represent virtue. At first glance, this pattern resembles an expanding universe like in an abstract painting. It creates space, making it suitable for fusuma sliding doors and wallpaper. I also like to use it as a base pattern in the background of my other works.

Description by Karakamishi Toto Akihiko