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The waves are a metaphor for the world and
the meaning of the design is that of overcoming
difficulties together, therefore it often stands for
matrimonial happiness or families’ safety and

The name is a Japanese pun: the characters
for “plovers in the waves”, 千鳥, have the same
pronunciation as the characters 千取り, which
literally translates to ”to take a thousand” and
refers to “receiving 1000 good fortunes”. For this
reason, it is associated with meanings such as
luck at winning and goal achievement.

The pattern is therefore a symbol of good luck,
carrying a wish for a tranquil life among the
infinite waves of life.

Plovers in the Waves

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