"Sakura" Cherry blossom
"Sakura" is so-called cherry blossom in English.
"Kiku" is a flower that represents the fall in Japan.
"Ume" Japanese Plum
"Ume" is a flower that represents the spring in Japan. In modern times of Japan, the flower of representing spring is "Sakura", but in the "Heian period(from 9th century to 12th century)" from the "Nara period(from 7th century to 8th century)", people preferred plum to cherry. At anthology of "Waka(a traditional Japanese poetry)" written in the "Nara period" called "Manyo-shu", the number of songs which is theme of plum has three times as large as one which is theme of cherry blossoms.
So called "Ryu" in Japanese, in many cases, it means a creature of delivering from Chinese mythology. In Western myth, there is a legendary creature that appeared in the nickname of "Dragon", too. However, "Ryu" which is derived from China is different from the Western "Dragon", by folklore, figure and form.
The "Fujin" is the god of wind. The "Raijin" is the god of thunder. In olden times of Japan, people had thought natural phenomenon with a large force that humans not beat it, is the work of God. Thunder and strong winds are representative natural phenomena which is occur most familiar and have a mighty power. Since it is a natural phenomenon that often occurs at the same time, so there are many paintings and statues which has painted "Fujin" and "Raijin" as a pair. In painting of Japan, it has been painted by many artists. Especially "Byobu-ga(Picture which is paint on pair of two folded screens)" named "Fujin-Raijin-Zu-Byobu(Picture of Wind and Thunder Gods)" painted by "Sotatsu Tawaraya" is very famous. Furthermore, painters called "Rimpa"(include "Ogata Korin" and "Sakai Hoitsu") prefer painting pictures of these motif. "Fujin" has large bag that can generates wind, "Raijin" has several tabor over its head that can occur lightning. Yamada Heiando produce furniture that has replicated the "Byobu-ga", tray which designed "Fujin" and "Raijin" turn cute, and other things everyday use.
"Nichi-Getsu" Sun and Moon
What is called "Nichi-Getsu" mean traditional classic pattern which is motif of the sun and the moon.
The sun is expressed in gold, the moon is expressed in silver.
"Kin-Kumo" Gold clouds
In ancient Japan, it was thought that "God and the Spirit dwells in the clouds". Since the cloud blocks the light of the sun, make it rain, so it is believed it have a large impact in people's lives.