Like cherry blossom, the chrysanthamum symbolises the season and it is also a symbol of Japan itself. The Japanese monarchy is known as The Chrysanthamum Throne and the imperial crest is a chrysanthamum blossom. The motif is also used on Japanese passports.
This chiyogami print is a stylised geometric motif which feels warm on the paper. When used as a lampshade the colours change from brown hues to rich red.
Chiyogami is hand silkscreened paper from Japan, hand made using traditional techniques. Japanese paper makers are renowned for their centuries-old tradition of meticulous craftsmanship and aesthetics.