The Heisei Reiwa no Hyakumonyo Project(woodblock publicized in April 2020)

Love, protection against evil, longevity and good health

This pattern was created in collaboration with the historic Parisian patisserie Ladurée and features roses, which are an homage to Marie Antoinette, and cornflowers, which appear as medicinal herbs in Greek mythology and were believed to ward off evil since ancient times. In Japanese, the cornflower is called a yaguruma-giku, or “arrow wheel chrysanthemum.” In Japanese culture, chrysanthemums are said to ward off evil and promote youthful longevity, making them a symbol of good health.

Description by Karakamishi Toto Akihiko