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Moon phase IV

Moon phase IV

Ordinarie pris ¥3,629.00
Ordinarie pris Försäljningspris ¥3,629.00
Rea Slutsåld
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Diameter approx.  33cm x 2cm 


silk (outside-layer) , wooden frame, washi traditional paper, silver leaf

About this canvas

This canvas has been upcycled from a stunning obi, which is adorned with calligraphy weaving saying "moonlight".

Explanation and meaning of pattern and colors

In Japanese culture, the moon holds significant symbolic meanings and is often featured in various forms of art, including kimono patterns. Here are some interpretations of the moon pattern on a kimono:

  1. Beauty and Elegance: The moon is often associated with beauty, elegance, and grace. Its soft, luminous glow has inspired poets, artists, and storytellers for centuries. A moon pattern on a kimono can evoke a sense of ethereal beauty and timeless elegance, enhancing the overall aesthetic appeal of the garment.

  2. Femininity: In Japanese culture, the moon is sometimes associated with femininity and the goddess archetype. It is often depicted as a gentle, nurturing presence, symbolizing maternal love and intuition. A moon pattern on a kimono may therefore convey qualities of femininity, nurturing, and emotional depth.

  3. Transience and Impermanence: The moon's cyclical phases, from new moon to full moon and back again, symbolize the passage of time and the transient nature of life. In Japanese philosophy, this concept is known as "mono no aware," or the awareness of impermanence. A moon pattern on a kimono can serve as a reminder to cherish the present moment and appreciate the beauty of fleeting experiences.

  4. Harvest and Festivals: In traditional Japanese culture, the moon plays a central role in harvest festivals and lunar celebrations, such as Tsukimi (the moon-viewing festival) and Otsukimi (the harvest moon festival). These festivals are held to give thanks for the harvest and to celebrate the beauty of the moon. A moon pattern on a kimono may therefore symbolize abundance, gratitude, and the rhythms of nature.

Overall, the moon pattern on a kimono carries rich symbolic meanings, representing beauty, femininity, transience, and cultural traditions. It adds depth and significance to the design of the garment, reflecting the wearer's appreciation for nature, aesthetics, and the poetic symbolism of the moon.

Decoration Advice

Canvas can be displayed on a table, wall, etc. Hanging on a wall requires hooks, tacks or nails. It can also be displayed propped up on an easel. Ideal for a room makeover, housewarming gift, present, or souvenir for a loved one.


All the works are made from real kimonos, antiques and vintages. For this reason, the fabric may have traces of long-term use and minor fabric damages. In case there are any scratches or stains, we always add a photo of the area on the item page, so please check before purchasing. Regarding precaution, cancellation and refund policy, please refer to the refund policy in the footer section of the site for information.

The last pictures in the gallery are the pictures of the reverse side of the canvas, the attachments and the package. 

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