Bamboo Legends, Symbols, and Proverbs

Bamboo Legends, Symbols, and Proverbs
The Tale of the Bamboo Cutter is an old Japanese folktale, and just one of many wonderful ancient stories and legends throughout Asia about the mystical and much revered bamboo!

The Tale of the Bamboo Cutter Enjoy this wonderful Japanese folktale!

The Ancient Spirit of Bamboo A brief overview of the symbolism and spirit of bamboo throughout the ages.

A young bamboo
how tall it has grown
without the slightest help in the world.
-Japanese Haiku


In Japanese, Oshogatsu means, New Year, and a popular decoration is the kadomatsu, which is an arrangement of bamboo, pine, and flowers. These flowers and plants symbolize good luck, and are placed in front of the house to welcome the gods for the New Year.

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