Since the early modern period, patterns that express the glamorous life of courtiers have often been used as a longing for wealth and auspiciousness.
The patterns designed by the aristocrats, such as musical instruments, vehicles, toys, and utensils, are colorful and gorgeous.
Patterns that represent the status of an expert have been handed down and are still used in kimono patterns today.
The wishes of the samurai were concrete and substantive, such as winning battles and gaining power to gain wealth. They preferred patterns that clearly conveyed their intentions.