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Japanese patterns inside of shapes -- a corner cropping of the item-- like the mount figi painting -- I can show you examples in my sketchpad

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Ancient Seikaiha pattern, used in kimono dying for nearly a thousand years. The pattern was originally used on ancient Chinese maps to signify the ocean, and turned up as a Japanese textile pattern on a Haniwa figure from the 4th century.

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Traditional Japanese patter "Asanoha" in red against a background of green-blue octagons on linen-cotton canvas via Nekineko

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