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"Best Sellers" indicates the most popular design motifs among our customers in 2014.

*New design motifs added in 2015.
*All designs may be used in frames 30mm x 30mm or 16mm×16mm.
*In respect of strength, Level 5 is the highest, Level 3 is the lowest. The strength level is selected according to the purpose for which the Kumiko is intended.
Design Motif Name Specification Strength Level Price per 300mm×300mm of divider used in premises Applied Type for Art Kumiko
Kumiko Design Motifs - Asanoha Asanoha
TN-101Tanihata BestSellers 1
Since ancient times the Asanoha motif has been used in holy rituals. It is a familiar design that is often used for baby clothing. The triangle denotes protection against evil, and Asanoha, an aggregate of triangles, conveys a meaning of strength and beauty. 3 Cypress Genpei Zai / Cedar Genpei Zai
10,200 Yen (excl.tax) per piece
Pattern Combination
Zonation
Embodiment
Abstraction
Kumiko Design Motifs - Goma (Sesame) Goma
TN-102Tanihata BestSellers 3
Since historical times, the Goma motif was thought to bestow perpetual youth and long life. The pattern is generally favoured by restaurant owners as it augurs well for the health and longevity of their customers. 4 Cypress Genpei Zai / Cedar Genpei Zai
13,000 Yen (excl.tax) per piece
Pattern Combination
Zonation
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Kumiko Design Motifs - Sakura (Cherry blossom) Sakura
TN-103
The cherry tree is the most popular flowering plant in Japan. It is a long held belief that the rice deity resides in the cherry tree and that the amount of blossom determines whether the harvest of a given year will be good or bad. The wish for a good harvest and prosperity is thus embodied in the Sakura design. 3 Cypress Genpei Zai / Cedar Genpei Zai
12,100 Yen (excl.tax) per piece
Pattern Combination
Zonation
Embodiment
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Kumiko Design Motifs - Shokko Shokko
TN-104
The Shokko design, based on an octagon, is inspired by Chinese brocade woven in the Shu Dynasty. In China, where 8 is the most auspicious number, the octagonal lattice pattern was used in the Forbidden City, home to the emperors. 2 Cypress Genpei Zai / Cedar Genpei Zai
7,900 Yen (excl.tax) per piece
Pattern Combination
Kumiko Design Motifs - Saya Sayagata
TN-105
Sayagata-kuzushi, meaning “unbroken continuity,” is a slightly modified form of the Sayagata motif that represents a wish for household prosperity and longevity. It was used in the production of silk fabric imported from China to Japan during the Ming Dynasty. 3 Cypress Genpei Zai / Cedar Genpei Zai
12,500 Yen (excl.tax) per piece
Pattern Combination
Kumiko Design Motifs - Izutsu Izutsu
TN-106
Inspired by the fence surrounding a well, this is sometimes referred to as a pattern of parallel crosses. Water being essential for life, the motif signifies protection of our daily lives. Also, money used to be referred to as a “coin fountain”, and thus wishes for financial and business success are also incorporated in this design. 3 Cypress Genpei Zai / Cedar Genpei Zai
11,600 Yen (excl.tax) per piece
Pattern Combination
Kumiko Design Motifs - Mikado  (Linked diamond shape) Mikado
TN-107
This mysterious continuous pattern, as if looking into a kaleidoscope, represents eternal life and prosperity.
For having its strongest structure in all other polygons, the triangle has been considered a symbol of power and stability since ancient times.
3 Cypress Genpei Zai / Cedar Genpei Zai
11,600 Yen (excl.tax) per piece
Pattern Combination
Kumiko Design Motifs - Sanjyubishi Sanjyubishi
TN-108
Formed from diamond shapes arranged in three tiers, the design refers to a wish for the prosperity, long life and health of our descendants, so is widely used at wedding ceremonies and in hotels. 5 Cypress Genpei Zai / Cedar Genpei Zai
8,800 Yen (excl.tax) per piece
Pattern Combination
Kumiko Design Motifs - Senbon (Thousand-piece lattice) Senbon
TN-109
The simple open squares of the lattice are believed to protect against evil. Many small squares also represent the wish for the health and prosperity of future generations. Symbolising authority and tradition, lattice designs are widely used in historical structures throughout the world. 3 Cypress Genpei Zai / Cedar Genpei Zai
6,500 Yen (excl.tax) per piece
Pattern Combination
Kumiko Design Motifs - Masu Masu
TN-110
Projecting strength and beauty while allowing light and air to pass through, the lattice design is widely used in historical structures. Many small squares are believed to protect against evil, and also represent a wish for the health and prosperity of future generations. 5 Cypress Genpei Zai / Cedar Genpei Zai
6,100 Yen (excl.tax) per piece
Pattern Combination
Kumiko Design Motifs - Seikaiha Seikaiha
TN-111
The design expresses infinity, and is associated therefore with hope for happiness and long life. Since waves resemble the shape of an open and widening fan, this auspicious design is very popular with the Japanese. 4 Cypress Genpei Zai / Cedar Genpei Zai
6,500 Yen (excl.tax) per piece
Pattern Combination
Zonation
Embodiment
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Kumiko Design Motifs - Shippo Shippo
TN-112Tanihata BestSellers 2
Shippo, or the "seven treasures", as in the Buddhist Scriptures, refers to gold, silver, lapis lazuli, crystal, agate, red coral, and carnelian. The treasures are represented by never- ending linked circles, the words for circle and link having the same pronunciation in Japanese. This is considered to be an auspicious design that embodies a wish for family happiness and financial success. 5 Cypress Genpei Zai / Cedar Genpei Zai
7,300 Yen (excl.tax) per piece
Pattern Combination
Kumiko Design Motifs - Kakuasa New Design
Kakuasa
TN-113
The hemp leaf is a traditional Japanese design element that is thought to bring good fortune. Enclosing the leaf within a square is believed to maintain good fortune, and the aggregate of triangles denotes protection against evil. 3 Cypress Genpei Zai / Cedar Genpei Zai
10,700 Yen (excl.tax) per piece
Pattern Combination
Kumiko Design Motifs - Rindo New Design
Rindo
TN-114
The Gentian expresses the virtues of love, sincerity, justice and tolerance. As a digestive medicine called Rindo is made from the Gentian root, the purple flower is popular as a symbol of longevity on the Respect-for Senior Citizens Day. 4 Cypress Genpei Zai / Cedar Genpei Zai
9,800 Yen (excl.tax) per piece
Pattern Combination
Zonation
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Kumiko Design Motifs - Kagome New Design
Kagome
TN-115
Inspired by the woven pattern of bamboo baskets, the Kagome design is based on hexagons. This motif is associated with driving away and protecting against evil, and this is why bamboo baskets used to be placed at entranceways. And it is interesting to note that Kagome motifs are etched on the stone lanterns placed around the Ise Shrine. 4 Cypress Genpei Zai / Cedar Genpei Zai
7,900 Yen (excl.tax) per piece
Pattern Combination
Kumiko Design Motifs - Mitsukude New Design
Mitsukude
TN-116
The triangle, which is the basis of Kumiko, is a beautiful shape that has universal associations, including with the Greek number Pi, the Pythagorean Theorem and the Egyptian pyramids. Number 3 is regarded as an auspicious number in Japan and elsewhere. 4 Cypress Genpei Zai / Cedar Genpei Zai
7,000 Yen (excl.tax) per piece
Pattern Combination
Zonation
Embodiment
Abstraction
Kumiko Design Motifs - Fundo New Design
Fundo
TN-117
The fundo was the weight used to weigh gold and silver, and is therefore associated with wealth. The motif has been used for family crests and similar applications. Fundo-watsunagi is a pattern where weights are linked with wa, or hoops, the pronunciation of which is the same as the word for peace in Japanese. 4 Cypress Genpei Zai / Cedar Genpei Zai
7,500 Yen (excl.tax) per piece
Pattern Combination
Kumiko Design Motifs - Tsumiishi-kikko New Design
Tsumiishi-kikko
TN-118
The hexagon, derived from the shape of the segments of the turtle shell, has long been regarded as an auspicious design motif as it relates to the long life of the turtle - “Turtles live ten thousand years, and cranes one thousand years.” And so those who protect themselves, as turtles do beneath their shells, may enjoy longevity and health. Also, as the motif symbolises a banknote, it is thought to bring good fortune. 4 Cypress Genpei Zai / Cedar Genpei Zai
11,600 Yen (excl.tax) per piece
Pattern Combination
Zonation
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