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May 16, 2021 4 min read

"We humans are squirming around the blossoming flowers." - Haiky by Issa

A quiet simplicity surrounds the humble compositions of Japanese culture. Thousands of years of tradition have inspired Japan's architecture and interior design aesthetic, resulting in a tranquil and cultural interior design.

Japanese style revolves around clean and uncluttered life, emphasizing harmony, order, ancient rituals, and a love of natural beauty. Japanese style is based on a clean and uncluttered way of life, focusing on unity, order, ancient traditions, and a love of natural beauty. Japanese flowers have their own vocabulary, or "hanakotoba," in Japanese culture. Many people are familiar with cherry blossoms and their similarities with transience in Japanese society, but the Japanese flower language is extensive.

There are several ways you can adopt the Japanese style decoration for your home to achieve harmony and balance. Adding Japanese flowers to your home décor is one of the so many reasons to bring simplicity yet elegance to the home interior. There are many beautiful flowers to see in Japan all year, and knowing their names and cultural connections can make you enjoy Japanese beauty, sculpture, and poetry even more. Adding these Japanese blooms to your home interior not only enhances the aesthetics of your home décor but positively impacts your mood and keeps you calm and happy.

Here are 10 of the most common Japanese flower names and their meaning that you can use as an essential part of your Japanese-style home décor. Though it is not possible to get fresh Japanese flowers daily to replace their older versions, you can get a sola wood version of Japanese flowers to decorate your home interior. Sola wood Japanese flowers will be long-lasting, durable, and affordable, and there will be no tension of taking tiring and proper care of these blooms to make them last longer.

Japanese flowers for home décor & their meanings:

1.    SAKURA:

These are Japanese cherry blossoms and are the national flower of Japan. It has the meanings of "accomplishment" and "core appeal" in flowery language. Sakura only blooms for a short time, so this Japanese flower can also reflect transience and the transient essence of life in Japanese poetry and painting. This flower represents the accomplishment and beauty of the heart in Japanese culture.

2.    TSUBAKI:

This is a lovely flower that is often used in typical Japanese designs. It translates as "humility," "discretion," and "perfect love." These blooms are also known as Camellias, and it varies in colors from shades of red to pink with yellow stamens.

3.    UME:

This is a Japanese apricot flower with an incredible fragrance that smells like sweet honey. Ume flower gives the meanings of pure heart, faithfulness, and elegance. Of course, you cannot bring in this Japanese apricot tree inside your home, and its strong fragrance may provoke pollen allergy or asthma issues in some people. Sola wood Ume flowers are the perfect substitute for its basic version. Due to their pollen-free, allergen-fee, and fragrance-free nature, these wooden blooms easily accommodate your home as part of permanent home décor.

4.    AJISAI:

These are Hydrangea blooms. Hydrangea is a lovely way to express your appreciation to someone who has recently done you a favor or simply because. This flower is noted for changing color depending on soil acidity, but it is most commonly found in indigo blue. One of the prominent qualities of sola wood ‘’Ajisai’’ flowers is their variety of colors. Sola wood flowers can be used in a countless variety of color options being their sola wood mimics. Sola wood flowers are easy to dye and with the help of any color type such as acrylic paints, watercolors, spray paints. Fabric paint these flowers can be a part of any natural-looking or fashionable kind of floral arrangement.


Beautiful and intimate red roses must be part of most of the Japanese floral gardens and Japanese home interior decorations. These red roses have global meanings of deep love and romance. These flowers can be added as beautiful home floral décor, and they are an essential part of different floral gift arrangements.


To add a gorgeous floral arrangement or bouquet of Tulips in your home interior Akaichurippu or red Tulip is the flower you must go with. These flowers are the symbol of fame, pride, and eternal love. These blooms suddenly spice up the interior of a dull and straightforward room with their vibrant and catchy appearance.

7.    RABENDA:

Rabenda or lavender has the meaning of being faithful in Japanese. Their vivid color can be outstanding in any home. In addition to it, giving and receiving of lavender flowers symbolizes appreciation and ever-growing love. With its petals that form almost a perfect circle, this purple-colored blossom creates a unique atmosphere inside your home and brings your thoughts to the vast fields and grounds flooded with these purple fairies.

8.    KIKU:

This flower originally belongs from China, but it is equally popular in Japan. Kiku or generally called Chrysanthemum represents "purity" and "nobility." You can add it to your home interior to improve the prestige and add a royal touch to your home interior.


This Japanese sunflower seems to be very similar to other varieties of sunflowers. Himawaris are usually grown in large areas, giving the impression of a giant yellow sea. You can fearlessly add this bloom into your home décor to enjoy the elegance of these sunflowers. These flowers give the meanings of loyalty, adoration, and longevity.


Kaneshon is the Japanese carnations. These flowers are the representatives of love and affection, and they simply mesmerize with their sophisticated beauty. Carnations are delicate blooms, but their sola wood version provides these blooms a never-ending youth and non-wilting beauty that makes these flowers the focal point of a room interior.


Adding flowers to home décor is a tradition common in almost every culture and civilization. These Japanese flowers enhance the overall look of your home interior and add a Japanese style to your home decorations.

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