GENRO – 四季の印 うめ – 梅花 - Plum Blossom
A beautiful Japanese rubber stamp marking one of the Four Seasons – the season of Plum Blossoms.
The traditional Chinese meaning behind the plum blossoms flower:
The plum blossom, which is known as the 梅花 (Méihuā), is one of the most beloved flowers in China and has been frequently depicted in Chinese art and poetry for centuries. The plum blossom is seen as a symbol of winter and a harbinger of spring. The blossoms are so beloved because they are viewed as blooming most vibrantly amidst the winter snow, exuding an ethereal elegance, while their fragrance is noticed to still subtly pervade the air at even the coldest times of the year.
Therefore, the plum blossom came to symbolize perseverance and hope, as well as beauty, purity, and the transitoriness of life. In Confucianism, the plum blossom stands for the principles and values of virtue.
Size: 3.5 x 3.5 cm
Made in Japan