The Asanoha (Hemp Leaf) pattern is a popular traditional pattern often seen
on Japanese kimono. Though often people forget about this today, the regular
geometric pattern represents overlapping hemp leaves.
'Asa no ha' pattern
Because hemp was known for it's rapid growth, the pattern was
often used for clothes of newborn children. The wives of merchants would
also often wear it. It was believed to bring good fortune to the wearer.
Traditional patterns in Japan