"Kikka" Chrysanthemum Pattern

The chrysanthemum is such an important flower in Japan that it has become a motif of the imperial family and is a symbol of nobility. It is also said to be the flower that dispels evil spirits.

Traditionally in Japan, people drink sake with chrysanthemum flowers floating on it in September to pray for good health.

It is an appropriate motif as a gift for a respected person, wishing the recipient good health.