Bountiful harvests, matchmaking, commercial prosperity, increased luck
Imbued with the esthetic of the ancient Tenpyo period of the 8th century, these linked chains of majestic cloud spirits are omens of good fortune. As harbingers of rainfall, clouds represent fruitfulness and fertility, attracting good fortunes and better luck. The woodblock holding this distinctive pattern has been passed down in Karacho since the Edo Period (1603-1867), representing unique historical value. A representative example of the work of Kira Karacho, it has been used on the façade of the COCON KARASUMA building and is now used as a symbol of the surrounding area.
Description by Karakamishi Toto Akihiko