Send your loved ones a beautiful Japanese card to simply brighten their day or to add a personalized message to a gift! These cards are made completely from recycled paper and packaged in sustainable, compostable material produced by Nature Knows.
This product includes a set of 3 blank greeting cards and envelopes with three different traditional Japanese pattern. Each pattern holds a meaning (see below), which can be found on the back of the card.
Yorokejima - There are several kinds of striped patterns, and wavy stripes are referred to as yorokejima, literally "stumbling stripes." These particular yorokejima are reminiscent of delicious ramen noodles.
Shidamon - This pattern of intersecting ferns originated during the Kamakura-era (1185-1338). It was often used on armour and weapons, as well as in the designs of kamon, family crests.
Seigaiha - Literally, blue ocean wave. This pattern originated near the Caspian Sea and came to Japan via the silk road. The seigaiha pattern features prominently in the costumes of Gagaku, an ancient style of Japanese court dance and music.
Designed and produced in Hamilton, Ontario.