Shimamon (stripes) and Koshimon (grid) were familiar patterns to the common people in the Edo period. The pattern also integrates an image of wooden frames with these motifs. Combining indigo, a traditional color with chic and nuance that reflects the tastes and aesthetics of Edo townspeople, this design expresses the Japanese way of life and identity.

The Shimamon and Koshimon are patterns that are made by crossing vertical and horizontal strings at right angles. The simple linear and geometrical patterns were used during the Edo period in striped cotton fabrics made into common daily wear. Today, you can still find this familiar pattern in various products, including cloth products and earthenware.