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The culture of Japan is fascinating and deeply rooted in a rich history of captivating legends. It is often perceived as complex and difficult to grasp, but it is also of great symbolic richness, offering a multitude of symbols that we continue to explore.

Japanese palace and cherry trees

When we evoke Japan, we are immediately transported into a universe where the beauty of cherry blossoms, a symbol of ephemeral love and the fragility of life, intertwines with the legend of brave samurais, guardians of honor and tradition. It is also a country where the discipline of martial arts, a millennial heritage, blends with textile elegance, embodied by the kimono, a true work of art worn with grace and respect. But Japan is also a culture where rituals punctuate daily life, from the tea ceremony, a true art of living, to the deep respect for nature inherited from Taoism, which permeates every gesture and every thought.

We have tried to touch Japan through our rings, earrings, or necklaces, especially to respond to the theme of Japanese weddings.

Cherry blossom jewelry

japanese cherry blossom bracelet
Cherry blossom bracelet in sterling silver. We named it Haru which means "spring" in the Japanese language. It is the symbol of renewal

The cherry blossoms, emblems of ephemeral beauty and delicacy, form one of the most iconic images of Japan. When these majestic trees adorn themselves with their delicate flowers, the entire country transforms into a tableau of breathtaking beauty, enveloped in a pale pink cloak that evokes the gentleness of spring.

The spectacular blooming of the Japanese cherry tree, which I had the chance to witness a few years ago, is celebrated during Hanami ("flower viewing"), a millennial tradition that invites Japanese people to contemplate and celebrate the ephemeral beauty of cherry blossoms. It is a moment of joy and sharing, where families and friends gather for picnics under the blooming cherry trees, exchanging stories and laughter under the gently falling pink petals.

The cherry blossoms, an eagerly awaited event, usually occur between late March and early April, but their duration is ephemeral, lasting only about two weeks. It is a period when the entire Japan seems to stop to admire the fleeting beauty of these delicate flowers.

Like many, I have the image of these pink flower petals, carried by the wind, an image that evokes the romance and poetry of the Japanese spring. It is a vision that remains etched in memory, a memory of the ephemeral beauty and magic of Hanami.

Cherry blossom branch
japanese cherry blossom ring
Cherry blossom ring in sterling silver named Misao or "fidelity"

The cherry blossom, or Sakura, is much more than just a tree or a flower in Japanese culture.

It is a symbol deeply rooted in the collective imagination, evoking the ephemeral beauty and fragility of life. The cherry blossom, with its short lifespan, is a powerful metaphor for the transient nature of human existence. It also symbolizes renewal, success, and evolution, reminding us that each season brings its share of changes and new opportunities.

The cherry blossom, which marks the arrival of spring, is a moment of celebration and hope for the Japanese. It is the beginning of a new season of abundance and growth, where nature awakens after winter and flowers burst with life.

We have chosen to feature this Japanese cherry blossom motif in various forms of jewelry, including rings, earrings, and a bracelet. These pieces are not only elegant accessories, but they also carry the profound meaning of the cherry blossom, reminding those who wear them of the ephemeral beauty of life and the importance of seizing each moment with gratitude and wonder. Whether for a Japanese wedding or simply to show your love for Japanese culture, these jewels are a tribute to the richness and depth of this millennial tradition.

The crane in Japan

Japanese crane print
Japanese crane print

The Japanese crane, majestic and graceful, is a revered bird in this country, and we felt the duty to give it a special place in our jewelry.

The crane is a recurring motif in Japanese art, whether on prints, fabrics, or engravings. It is often depicted in flight, a symbol of freedom and elegance, or in a resting posture, evoking peace and serenity. The crane is also a common decorative object in Japanese homes, whether in the form of a statuette or a simple origami.

This bird, one of the largest in the world with its 1.5 meters in height and 2.5 meters in wingspan for a weight of 10 kg, is a symbol of longevity, happiness, and luck in Japanese culture. According to legend, the crane would live 1000 years and carry souls to paradise, making it a symbol of protection and benevolence.

japanese crane ring
Japanese silver ring Legend of the thousand cranes .

The crane is also a symbol of fidelity in Japanese culture. According to tradition, this bird would choose only one partner in its lifetime, making it a symbol of loyalty and commitment. This is why the crane is often embroidered on kimonos worn for weddings (uchikake), symbolizing lasting union and eternal love.

We have chosen to pay tribute to the crane through a ring named "The Legend of the Thousand Cranes" or Senbazaru. This Japanese myth refers to the fact that if someone folds 1000 paper cranes (origami), their wish will be granted within the year. This wish must be related to longevity, health, or happiness, which reinforces the link between the crane and these essential values in Japanese culture.

Each "Legend of the Thousand Cranes" ring is a celebration of the beauty and symbolism of this iconic bird, and a reminder of the power of the traditions and beliefs that characterize it. Each ring is an invitation to believe in magic and to pursue one’s dreams with determination and perseverance, just as folding 1000 paper cranes to see one’s wish granted.

The Japanese fan

Japanese geisha with her fan
Japanese geisha with her fan.

The fan embodies an image of femininity and sensuality, a characteristic that is also found in Japanese culture, where it is often finely decorated. It is an inseparable accessory of the geisha, a symbol of her legendary elegance and refinement.

The first traces of the Japanese fan date back to the 6th century AD, discovered in murals of a tumulus in Fukuoka. Since then, this accessory has evolved to become an iconic element of Japanese culture, embodying both tradition and contemporary elegance.

Traditionally, there are two types of fans: the "uchiwa," which is oval, round, or square in shape, with a fixed handle, and the "sensu" or "ôgi," a folding fan invented in the 7th century. According to legend, the concept of the "sensu" was inspired by a peasant who observed the wings of bats.

Each fan, whether "uchiwa" or "sensu," is a work of art in itself, often adorned with delicate motifs and vibrant colors, reflecting the richness of Japanese tradition and aesthetics. Whether for cooling off in hot weather or adding a touch of elegance to an outfit, the fan remains a timeless symbol of Japanese grace and sophistication.

japanese fan earrings
Japanese Han’i earrings in sterling silver showing a fan.

The fan occupies a prominent place in Japanese culture, both in daily life and in traditional ceremonies, such as the famous tea ceremony. It is also surprising to note that this accessory, often associated with grace and beauty, has also been used as a weapon.

Invented in Japan, the fan was exported to Europe through China, where it quickly won the hearts of aristocrats and elites, becoming a symbol of status and refinement.

In our creations, you will find a version of the Japanese fan in a pair of engraved silver earrings, named Han’i. This jewel takes the form of the folding fan, adorned with subtle designs, and is a tribute to the beauty and grace of this iconic accessory.

Koi: the Japanese fish

Japan is also renowned for its stunning gardens, where the harmony between man and nature is celebrated. The green spaces of Japanese houses are always well organized, offering a haven of peace and tranquility. At the heart of these gardens, one often finds a pond, where another iconic animal of Japan majestically reigns: the koi carp.

Japanese koi carp

The Koi carp, or brocaded carp, is a freshwater fish native to Asia, which originally lived in rice paddies. It is a highly prized ornamental fish for its mix of bright colors, ranging from red and white to yellow or black, which gives it a unique beauty and unparalleled elegance. The carp is also known for its calm and peaceful nature, making it an ideal pet for those seeking tranquility and serenity in their environment.

japanese koi carp earrings
Japanese Nishikigoi earrings in silver. Nishikigoi means "colorful carp"

The Koi carp holds a special place in Japanese culture, far beyond the ponds where it is often raised. It is frequently depicted in art, whether on prints and paintings, textiles, fans, or other crafts.

The first mentions of the Koi carp date back to the 5th century BC, when it is said to have been brought to the Niigata province from breeding grounds in China and Korea. Since then, this majestic animal has become a symbol of strength, perseverance, and success in Japanese culture.

The Koi carp can reach 1 meter in length and weigh up to 15 kilograms. It has an average life expectancy of about 20 years, but some have been known to live up to 70 years, making it a long-term pet for those fortunate enough to welcome it into their garden or pond.

In Japan, the Koi carp is also known as "nishikigoi" or "colored fish," due to its magnificent colors and patterns. These fish are primarily raised for ornamentation, especially in the village of Yamakoshi, where they have become a symbol of pride and tradition.
Originally, the Koi carp was a black carp, called Magoi. It was through selective breeding in the country’s rice paddies, starting in the 1800s, that the Koi carp, more colorful and ornamental, gradually emerged. These crossings have allowed the development of a variety of unique colors and patterns, which have become a distinctive feature of the Koi carp.

Japanese carp mainly symbolize strength, bravery, and perseverance, as they so aptly demonstrate when they swim upstream against waterfalls and rivers in Japan. But the Koi carp also symbolizes success, peace, serenity, love, or virility.

In Japanese culture, the Koi carp is often associated with success and prosperity, making it a symbol of luck and happiness. This is why tradition dictates that cards with a Koi carp be given to students to bring them luck during exams. This tradition dates back to the Edo period, when students used cards to encourage each other during exams.

japanese koi carp ring
Japanese koi ring in sterling silver. It shows several Japanese carp swimming around the finger.

According to ancient legend, every year after the third moon, a fascinating spectacle unfolds along the Yellow River in Japan. Thousands of carp, animated by a mystical force, embark on an epic journey from the sea, braving the tumultuous waters to swim upstream. Their ultimate destination: the mythical waterfall, known as the "dragon’s gate," where only the most valiant can claim to reach the summit.

In this heroic struggle against the rushing current, the Koi carp show unwavering courage, overcoming marine predators, the nets of greedy fishermen, and the many dangers that line their path. Only the chosen ones manage to overcome all obstacles and reach the top of the waterfall, where a miracle occurs: these modest carp transform into majestic dragons of golden scales, symbols of power and wisdom in Japanese culture, and soar into the sky.

This age-old legend, passed down from generation to generation, would thus explain the origin of the kite-shaped carp that children fly in the Japanese sky. Each time a kite takes flight, it is a tribute to the strength and determination of the Koi carp, and a reminder of the possibility of transcending challenges to reach new heights.

We have featured the Koi carp in various forms in our shop, offering a variety of options for those who wish to celebrate the powerful symbolism of this iconic animal in Japanese culture. Among our creations, you will find rings, wedding bands for a Japanese wedding under the sign of success, earrings, and pendants, each adorned with subtle and elegant motifs representing the Koi carp.

The Japanese sea: wave jewelry

Japan, an island bathed by the waters of the Pacific Ocean, is deeply connected to the sea and the ocean, which play a vital role in the culture and identity of the country. The sea and the ocean are an essential source of food for Japan, providing an abundance of fish and seafood that are at the heart of Japanese cuisine.

In Japanese, the sea and the ocean are designated by a single word, "umi," which evokes the vast expanse of water that surrounds the Japanese archipelago. In Japanese culture, water and waves are often associated with power and resilience, symbolizing the strength and determination required to navigate the tumultuous waters of life.

japan seigaiha sea pattern
The traditional pattern of the Japanese sea of Seigaiha
Japanese Seigaiha ring representing the calm sea
Japanese wave sterling silver ring symbolizing the sea. We named it Hitomi or pupil in Japanese.

We have chosen to focus on two iconic representations of the sea, which are among the most famous and beloved motifs in Japanese culture. We have chosen the calm sea with the pattern named Seigaiha and the rough sea in a very Japanese style.

ukiyo-e”s great wave off kanagawa, hokusai
ukiyo-e”s great wave off kanagawa, hokusai

The Seigaiha pattern, also known as the "blue sea wave," is a very common motif on Japanese fabrics. It is formed by overlapping concentric circles, creating the appearance of gentle and regular waves. This pattern resembles a series of small rainbows in the appearance of waves, evoking the tranquility and beauty of the calm sea.

This pattern has a long history in Japanese culture. It first appeared in Japan in the 6th century, and since then, it has become a very popular motif on kimonos, ceramics, fabrics, and other crafts. In the past, this pattern was used to represent seas and oceans on ancient Chinese maps, and it has become a symbol of the beauty and power of nature.

This repetitive pattern symbolizes the calm sea, peace, quiet strength, and good fortune. It evokes the serenity and stability of the sea, as well as the peace of mind and prosperity that come from it.

Japanese sterling silver wave ring: The sea .
Japanese sterling silver wave ring: The sea .

The second image of the sea is that of the storm, where the elements rage and the sea shows all its power. This representation is illustrated by the famous ukiyo-e print, "The Great Wave off Kanagawa," created by the master Hokusai. This iconic work captures the indomitable force of nature, where a huge wave threatens to crash onto modest boats, contrasting the fragility of man with the grandeur and power of the marine elements.

This iconic image of the storm at sea inspires deep reflection on the relationship between man and nature, highlighting man’s humility in the face of the devastating force of the ocean.

Origami jewel: geometry and rigor

What would Japan be without origami? This fascinating art, which requires patience and dexterity, is deeply rooted in Japanese culture.

japanese origami crane
Japanese origami ring
Japanese silver ring: Origami , the art of folding

Origami, the art of paper folding, is an ancient practice that is said to have originated in China during the Western Han Dynasty (-202, -9). It was then introduced to Japan by Buddhist monks, where it quickly developed around 1200 A.C. thanks to Buddhist rituals. At that time, paper was rare and precious, and paper folding was essentially reserved for ceremonies, especially table decorations.

Origami is an art that requires patience and dexterity, and it has become a symbol of Japanese culture, representing beauty and simplicity. The Japanese have perfected this technique over the centuries, creating complex and elegant folding patterns that have become works of art in their own right. Today, origami is used in many fields, from art and decoration to science and engineering, and it continues to inspire and fascinate people around the world.

To pay homage to this Japanese art, we have created a ring that bears the name of origami. It is a ring whose geometric pattern recalls the entire folding preparation phase before the final result of origami. This ring is a tribute to the patience and precision required to create paper artworks, and it embodies the beauty and simplicity of origami.

The ginkgo biloba: a beautiful Japanese leaf for jewelry

branches and leaves of ginkgo biloba

The leaf of the ginkgo biloba tree is of great delicacy with its fan-shaped form. You can find it in several of our creations. It is also a symbol in Japan that could be called "the survivor."

Japanese Ginkgo ring in sterling silver.
Japanese Ginkgo leaf ring in sterling silver.

The ginkgo biloba, also known as the "forty-coin tree" or "silver apricot tree," is a sacred tree whose fruit is called Ginnan in Japanese and the tree Icho. This tree is said to have a lifespan of over 3000 years and is characterized by leaves split into two lobes.

The ginkgo species is said to have appeared 270 million years ago, during the Permian, before the era of dinosaurs. That is why it is sometimes referred to as a "fossil tree." This tree species is said to have populated the entire earth until the Quaternary glaciations. Following these intense cold periods, only the ginkgo biloba variety is said to have survived in southern China, where the climate was milder.

It is said to have been brought to Japan and Korea around the 12th century, where it became a symbol of longevity, resilience, and strength. This tree is considered a "survivor" because it has survived many natural disasters and millennia of evolution. It is also associated with wisdom and knowledge, and it is often planted near temples and shrines to bring luck and protection.

Japanese sterling silver ginkgo leaf pendant
Japanese ginkgo leaf necklace that we named Firefly .

In addition to being "the survivor" of many plant species and its own species, the ginkgo biloba is a tree of incredible resistance, even indestructible. It is capable of surviving extreme conditions and natural disasters, making it a symbol of longevity and resilience.

The ginkgo biloba is also known for its ability to withstand pollution, frost, lightning, diseases, and parasites. It can also survive in low light conditions, making it an ideal tree for urban areas and polluted environments.

A striking example of the resilience of the ginkgo biloba is that of the tree that regrew after the destruction of Hiroshima by the atomic bomb on August 6, 1945. This tree, located less than a kilometer from the impact point, survived the explosion and began to bloom again barely a year after the event, where all other plants had died. This tree has become a symbol of peace and resilience, and it is now revered as a national treasure in Japan.

In Japan, ginkgo nuts are used for digestive problems, and since the 2000s, ginkgo has been used to treat memory and cognitive problems in the elderly.

Ginkgo has been the symbol of the city of Tokyo since 1989.

It is considered immortal, having no natural predators, due to its longevity and the age of its species. Ginkgo biloba therefore symbolizes much more than simple resistance to the elements. It embodies longevity, unity, invariability, growth, prosperity, charm, and tranquility. It is a revered tree for its ability to traverse the ages without losing its majesty.

Its leaf has two lobes, a unique characteristic that goes beyond aesthetics. It also symbolizes duality, separation, reconciliation, and paradox. This duality represents the multiple facets of life, where harmony can arise from the coexistence of opposites. As such, ginkgo biloba also becomes a symbol of love, where the complementarity of differences creates a harmonious and lasting strength.

branches and leaves of ginkgo biloba
Japanese sterling silver Ginkgo leaf earrings .
Japanese sterling silver earrings named Biloba , a tribute to the ginkgo leaf.

The ginkgo tree also holds a deep meaning related to motherhood. In the village of Awa, women who have given birth go to the god of childbirth, represented in the form of a ginkgo, to pray and ask for enough breast milk.
Over the years, the trunk of the ginkgo develops strange growths, resembling cow nipples. These formations are called "Icho No Chichi," literally "the ginkgo's nipples." Breastfeeding women believe in their magical power and cut them to keep as lucky charms, in the hope of increasing their breast milk production.
This ancestral practice testifies to the deep connection between nature and daily life in Japan, where trees are revered for their healing and protective properties, and where popular beliefs harmoniously blend with modern life.

We have paid tribute to this Japanese symbol through several rings, pendants, and earrings: a set of jewelry to wish for longevity and celebrate the meeting of one’s other half; and thus constitute the two lobes of the ginkgo leaf.

We have paid tribute to this Japanese symbol through an exquisite collection of rings, pendants, and earrings, capturing the very essence of longevity and resilience symbolized by the ginkgo biloba. These pieces of jewelry are not just elegant accessories, but also testaments of love and connection, celebrating the meeting of two complementary souls, just like the two distinct lobes of the ginkgo leaf. By wearing these pieces of jewelry, one carries with them the hope and promise of longevity, prosperity, and harmony in relationships, while honoring the traditions and beliefs that have shaped Japanese culture for centuries.

Rice, a symbol in our jewelry

Japanese rice field

When one thinks of Japan and its landscapes, one quickly thinks of the terraced rice fields on the hills. These rice fields, with their perfect lines and reflections in the water, are a symbol of the harmony between man and nature, a millennial agricultural practice that has shaped Japanese landscapes for centuries.

Japanese rice stem ring
Japanese rice stem ring in sterling silver. It is called Ineko which means “little rice plant”.

Rice, originating from China, is said to have been introduced to Japan since time immemorial, deeply ingrained in the history and culture of the island nation. Once, far more than a mere foodstuff, rice was used as a form of currency and was therefore an undisputed symbol of wealth and prestige. Its value was such that it reigned supreme over the economic and social exchanges of the country.

However, over time, with the evolution of lifestyles and dietary habits, rice consumption began to decline, and with it, its symbolic value as a sign of prosperity. Despite this, rice remains deeply rooted in the Japanese collective imagination as a symbol of purity and vitality. It is the white grain that grows in the clear water of the rice fields, a symbol of deep connection with nature and respect for the cycles of life and the earth.

Thus, while its economic value may fluctuate, rice continues to play an essential role in Japanese culture and spirituality, testifying to the perpetual importance of this humble yet powerful grain in Japan’s national identity.

Our Ineko ring is a reference to this rice, a symbol of purity. It embodies the simplicity and elegance of Japanese culture, with its clean design and fluid lines. Like rice, this ring is a symbol of vitality and renewal, recalling the beauty and strength of nature.

Asanoha : a hemp leaf lucky charm

Japanese hemp leaf ring
Japanese hemp leaf ring in sterling silver. It is called Asanoha from the name of this pattern.

The geometric pattern called Asanoha is a treasure of ancient Japan, dating back to distant times. The first traces of this pattern appear on Buddha sculptures dating from the Heian era, between the 8th and 12th centuries, testifying to its long history and importance in Japanese culture.

Its name, "Asanoha," literally "hemp leaves," evokes the organic nature of this pattern. Inspired by hemp leaves, it captures the beauty and symmetry of nature while giving it an artistic and stylized touch. The Asanoha pattern is an infinite representation of this hemp leaf, unfolded in complex and harmonious geometry.

The hemp leaf is represented here by a six-pointed star, a complex and elegant geometric pattern. These 6 branches are diamond-shaped, subdivided into two triangles, symbolizing the duality and harmony between opposing forces. Each triangle represents half of the hemp leaf, capturing the symmetry and beauty of nature in an abstract geometric form.

Hemp, with its symbolism of growth, vigor, and resilience, is a symbol of good fortune for a prosperous future. That’s why it’s often found on the clothes and diapers of newborns, wishing for healthy and robust growth. Traditionally, it’s also present on kimonos, where it embodies vitality, vigor, and prosperity, offering a touch of symbolism and tradition to these iconic Japanese garments.

Kikkô: under the sign of the turtle longevity

The kikkô, also known as Kikkoumon, is a hexagonal geometric pattern. When juxtaposed, these hexagons form a design similar to a honeycomb with its cells, creating a complex and harmonious structure.

This pattern, dating back to the Japanese Middle Ages, is inspired by the hexagonal shape of turtle shells. It is said to have been used as early as the Heian period, between the 8th and 12th centuries, but it became particularly popular during the Edo period, between the 17th and 19th centuries. At that time, the kikkô pattern was widely used in Japanese craftsmanship, especially in pottery, lacquerware, and textiles.

Japanese turtle shell ring
Japanese turtle shell ring in sterling silver. It is called kikko from the name of this pattern.

In Japanese tradition, the turtle is a symbol of good fortune. Its exceptional longevity makes it a symbol of longevity and luck. The turtle is also associated with wisdom and perseverance, as it is considered an animal that takes its time to achieve its goals. By wearing patterns inspired by the turtle, one can invoke these qualities and benefit from their positive influence in life.

The kikkô motif was also used for the making of samurai armor. They were made up of small hexagons of leather or metal sewn together, creating a solid and flexible structure that offered maximum protection while allowing great freedom of movement. This use of the kikkô motif in samurai armor testifies to its reputation as a symbol of protection and security, essential qualities for these legendary warriors.

There are several variations of the kikkô motif that sometimes feature a pattern within the hexagon: flower, circle, diamond...

  • The kikkô hanabishi shows the water chestnut flower also called water chestnut. This motif often appears as the coat of arms of samurai groups and symbolizes righteousness. The water chestnut flower, with its delicate petals and resilience in difficult environments, evokes the nobility and moral strength of the samurai.
  • The bishamon kikkô features 3 hexagons connected in a clover shape. Its shape is inspired by the armor of the god Bishamonten, one of the gods of war and wealth. This motif symbolizes protection. With its three hexagons, the motif recalls the divine trinity and thus evokes a triple protection, physical, spiritual, and material, for the one who wears it.

Tachikawi: excelling

Japanese hot water osen
Japanese turtle shell ring
Japanese rising steam ring in sterling silver. It is called Tachiwaki from the name of this pattern.

The word tachiwaki or tatewaku means "rising steam." It is formed by two wavy lines evoking the steam rising towards the sky, creating a poetic image of movement and lightness. Sometimes, a cloud is drawn in the middle of these lines to form the kumotatewaku pattern or chrysanthemums, called kikutatewaku, adding an additional touch of beauty and complexity to this artistic representation.

The design evokes the mist that can be seen over marshes, ponds, and streams in the spring. This morning mist, called "kiri" in Japanese, is often associated with the cherry blossom season, adding a touch of mystery and poetry to the natural beauty of the landscape.

As it is a motif that was difficult to embroider, it was reserved for the kimonos of the Japanese elite from the Heian period (794-1185). Only the most skilled and experienced artisans could create this pattern with the precision and finesse necessary to make it as elegant and sophisticated.

Just as steam rises slowly and surely towards the sky, this motif symbolizes the elevation of the spirit and the ability to overcome adverse events. It is therefore a lucky motif to rise and overcome adversity, to transcend the obstacles of life. It embodies perseverance and resilience, reminding us that even in the most difficult moments, it is possible to rise above difficulties and rise to new heights.

To learn more about Japanese symbols, we recommend the following books:

Japanese Design Motifs: 4,260 Illustrations of Japanese Crests
Around 21.00 US dollars
Japanese Emblems and Designs
Around 15.00 US dollars
Japan - Culture Smart!: The Essential Guide to Customs & Culture
Around 11.00 US dollars

 

Japanese wedding theme

traditional japanese wedding

Whatever your style, you will certainly find the model that suits your Japanese wedding: chic, classy, sober, organized, zen, restful, refined, or elegant.

The preferred color tones for the Japanese theme are rather pastel, pink or purple, or more intense such as red. These colors evoke the subtle elegance and tranquility characteristic of Japanese aesthetics, while red adds a touch of passion and liveliness, also symbolizing luck and prosperity in Japanese culture. Whether you prefer a palette of soft and soothing colors or more vibrant and bold shades, there is a wide range of options to create the perfect atmosphere for your Japanese wedding.

To guide you in organizing your Japanese wedding, we leave you with some links to more specialized sites to give you ideas:

Now it’s time for you to choose the model that suits your wedding, a unique and unforgettable moment. If you haven’t found the symbol that makes your heart beat in our catalog, you can contact us to make a proposal on a specific idea. We are here to help you create an alliance that perfectly reflects your love and personality.

We offer most rings in different widths and thicknesses so that the pattern suits both the groom and the bride. However, if you want a different width for one of our models, contact us to see if we can accommodate your custom request. We are here to offer you a tailor-made experience, where every detail is designed to meet your expectations and desires.

You will find our various models on the theme of Japan listed below:

The cherry blossom

The cherry blossom, or "sakura," is much more than just a Japanese ring. It is a metaphor for life, beautiful and short, symbolizing renewal, success, evolution, and the hope associated with the new season.

japanese sakura ring Sakura: sakura means “cherry blossom” in Japanese. This band is 10 mm wide and shows a low-relief cherry blossom pattern
japanese Misao ring Misao: misao means “fidelity” in Japanese. This band is 6mm wide and shows a low-relif cherry blossom pattern.
japanese misaki ring Misaki: misaki means “beautiful tree flower” in Japanese. The band is 10 mm wide and shows a high-relief cherry blossom pattern.

The crane

The crane, this iconic Japanese bird, symbolizes much more than longevity, happiness, luck, and loyalty. It also embodies peace, prosperity, health, and wisdom.

japanese Legend of the thousand cranes ring Legend of the thousand cranes: this ring refers to the Japanese legend and is 12mm wide.

The koi fish

The koi carp, this strikingly beautiful Japanese fish, symbolizes much more than strength, bravery, perseverance, success, peace, serenity, love, and virility.

japanese koi fish ring Carp in a lotus pond: this Japanese ring shows koi fish swimming among plants including lotuses. It is 10 mm wide
japanese koi fish ring Koi: this fish ring is 10 mm wide.

The sea

The sea, this vast ocean that surrounds Japan, is much more than a simple symbol. It is the cradle of life, an essential element of Japanese culture and history. The sea and the waves can symbolize calm or strength depending on the pattern.

japanese koi fish ring The sea: this Japanese pattern ring shows a raging sea to express nature’s strength compare to the fragility of humans. This ring is 10 mm wide.
japanese koi fish ring Hitomi: this Japanese pattern ring sows a wave pattern called Seigaiha. It symbolizes calm, peace, quiet strength and good fortune. This band is 10 mm wide.
japanese koi fish ring Hitomi petite: this ring is identical to te previous one but narrower for a width of 4mm.

Origami

Origami, this ancient Japanese art of paper folding, is much more than a simple symbol of dexterity, patience, delicacy, discipline, and precision. It is also a symbol of creativity, ingenuity, and harmony.

japanese origami ring Origami: this Japanese ring with a geometric style evokes paper folding. It is 10 mm wide.

The leaf of ginkgo biloba

The ginkgo biloba leaf, from the immortal tree, is much more than a simple symbol of longevity, unity, invariability, growth, prosperity, and tranquility. It is also a symbol of resilience and perseverance, as it is capable of surviving in extreme conditions and adapting to its environment. Its two-lobed leaf evokes duality, separation, reconciliation, and paradox. Its duality makes it a symbol of love. Additionally, the ginkgo biloba leaf is often associated with wisdom and knowledge.

japanese ginkgo ring Ginkgo: this Japanese leaf ring is 10 mm wide.

The rice

Rice, a staple food in Japan, is much more than a simple symbol of purity and wealth. It is also a symbol of fertility and prosperity, as it is associated with abundance and growth.

japanese rince ring Ineko: the name of this ring means “small rice shoot”. It shows stylized rice stems in as botanical and countryside style. It is 6mm wide.

The hemp leaf

The hemp leaf, also known as the asanoha pattern, is much more than a simple good luck charm to wish for good development and growth. It is also a symbol of resilience and strength, as it is known for its robustness and ability to withstand the elements.

japanese hemp leaf ring Asanoha: the name of this Japanese ring means "hemp leaf". It shows stylized, geometric, hemp flowers. It is 8 mm wide.

The turtle shell

The turtle shell, with its Kikkô pattern, is much more than a simple symbol of longevity and luck. It is also a symbol of protection and security, as it is known for its resistance and ability to protect the turtle from predators.
japanese hemp leaf ring Kikkô: this ring shows hexagonal shapes depicting the turtle shell. The two-row pattern is 10 mm wide.
japanese turtle shell ring Kikko hanabishi: this ring shows hexagonal shapes depicting the turtle shell. The single line pattern is 6mm wide.

Rise to the sky

The Tachiwaki motif, with its two wavy lines evoking steam rising to the sky, is much more than a simple symbol of perseverance and the ability to overcome adversity. It is also a symbol of transformation and growth, as it reminds us of humanity’s capacity to rise above difficulties and transform into a better version of itself.

japanese wavy lines ring Tachiwaki: this ring is a variation of the classic pattern of wavy lines since it incorporates clouds in the center. It is 6 mm wide.

To start your search for your Japanese wedding:

Japanese Gift Money Envelopes, Goshugi, Kinpu, Marriage, Wedding, Cash gifts
Around 8.00 US dollars
Party Hanging Paper Fans Set, Chinese Paper Flower Garland Wall Decorations for Wedding Birthday Party Mother’s Day Bridal Shower
Around 12.00 US dollars
Chinese Paper Lanterns Lamp Colorful Hanging Paper Lantern Shades Chinese New Year Paper Lanterns Japanese Paper Lantern Ceiling Hanging Decoration for Birthday Wedding Party
Around 21.00 US dollars