What does the Chrysanthemum mean in Japan?



To the Japanese the chrysanthemum symbolizes royalty, longevity and rejuvenation. While most people think of cherry blossoms as a symbol of Japan, the chrysanthemum is the Imperial Family Emblem.

What do Japanese chrysanthemums symbolize?

The chrysanthemum (kiku) is a symbol of the imperial family and is featured on the Imperial Seal of Japan, Japanese passports, and the 50-yen coin. The flower also represents longevity. There are 350 types of chrysanthemum in Japan.

What do white chrysanthemum signify in Japanese culture?

Chrysanthemums have noble connotations, appearing on the Japanese Imperial Family’s crest for generations. But white chrysanthemums indicate purity, grief, and truth, and are used for funerals.

What are the 3 national flower of Japan?





Symbols of Japan

Symbol
National flower (de facto) Cherry blossom (Prunus serrulata) and Chrysanthemum morifolium
National bird Green pheasant (Phasianus versicolor)
National fish Koi (Cyprinus carpio)
National instrument Koto