Rockstar

Japanese 'Wa' Patterns Give Clothes a Nationalistic Feel

By: Tisah Tucknott - Published:   Updated: Apr 1 2011 • References: japanese-style.net and web-japan.org
Japanese designers have started to incorporate wa patterns to give their clothing an ethnic feel. This fashion innovation mixes old, traditional motifs with modern products to create a unique look.

Japanese wa include patterns such as Kyo yuzen or indigo dyeing, ho-chiku-bai or pine, bamboo and apricot motifs; and tsuru-kame, or crane and tortoise.