Nanten / nandina (ナンテン / 南天): Shrub with slender green leaves and grapelike clusters of red berries that cling to the branches through winter. Regarded as a symbol of the devotion of a faithful wife; used in decoration of women's articles (mirrors, combs and headrests). On kimono, the pattern is worn in January and/or February.
Sho-chiku-bai (松竹梅). 'Three friends of winter': matsu (pine), take (bamboo), ume (plum). Auspicious motif representing promise and good fortune. Also represent the scholarly ideals of pure spirit (plum), longevity (pine) and flexibility (bamboo).