February: Nigatsu: Plum: Ume

Plum blossom is seen as a symbol of winter and a harbinger of spring. Symbolizing perseverance and hope, as well as beauty, purity, Ume represents the transitoriness of life.


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.