August: Hachigatsu: PampasGrass: Susuki
One of the seven flowers of autumn. Pampas are often paired with the moon encompassing the light synonymous with the moons illumination.
January: Ichigatsu : Pine: Matsu
Pine tree is known to represent longevity, good fortune and steadfastness. It is commonly linked with virtue and long life, even immortality. The pine tree is iconic of the Japanese New Year, as a symbol of rebirth, renewal, and a bright (hopeful) future.
Commonplace in every Palauan home, Hanafuda(Hanahuda) is a flower card game brought to the islands by the Japanese during the World Wars that has become engrained in Micronesian culture worldwide. Centered around the seasons, these beautiful cards remind us of our connection to the cycles of the Earth.
May this adornment work in unison with your intentions to feel flow and embrace the beauty within as you navigate the path towards holistic harmony.