The crane has been a symbol of happiness and eternal youth. In Japanese tradition, cranes were the most familiar birds and they stand for good fortune and longevity because of its fabled life span of a thousand years.
The Yagasuri pattern depicts the fletching of arrows, which was an important skill in ancient Japan, but continues to be practiced in modern ceremonies. Yagasuri is often seen in graduations and weddings. It represents steadfastness and determination, as an arrow that is shot straight never comes back.
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