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The Sakura tartan

Japan now has its own tartan. The Sakura tartan (after the Japanese word for cherry blossom) is believed to be the first design to include the colour pink, and was influenced by Thomas Glover, a 19th-century Scotsman who moved to Japan, was involved in its industrialisation and became known as the "Scottish Samurai". It is expected to be included in a national tartan register being planned by the Scottish government.

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Posted by: Tartanohana Wed Sep 17 13:58:25 2008

It looks really kawaii and great for the Japanese market as well as those overseas interested in Japan, myself included. It's cool that tartan is evolving. Here's the link to the article I saw in the BBC last month http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/highlands_and_islands/7572244.stm

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