My first two examples are of yukata, so one will likely want to consider summery motifs to pair with them. Popular choices might be dragonflies, fans (uchiwa-- the round 'paddle' fans are most appropriate) or hydrangea.
|This women's yukata is not STRICTLY a diamond motif as it might be a little closer to a woven pattern with the cross-hatched look.|
|This is a men's yukata and right away you can see that the patterning is more geometric and has a less in the way of visual interest.|
|The hanabishi appear in green. This is just one example of how hanabishi can appear in more complex designs.|
|Full view of the obi as part of an ensemble put together for an autumnal outing.|
Today's motif can be found in masculine and feminine garments, but tomorrow's motif, Eagles (Washi) are decidedly masculine. I hope you'll come back tomorrow when I discuss this noble motif!