Butterflies have long been a symbol in Japan and are associated with a variety of meanings. In particular, it is regarded as a symbol of change and transformation. It is also associated with the concept of impermanence, which is fundamental to Japanese culture and philosophy.
Butterflies are also frequently depicted in Japanese art, literature, and poetry, evoking the beauty, grace, and elegance of nature. They often appear in traditional Japanese patterns and designs, and the typical motif of "sakura and butterflies" is often used in textiles, ceramics, and other decorative objects.