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In celebration of Korea's Arbor Day, this pattern was designed with trees, one of the most representative living symbols of plants.

Among them, it was inspired by bamboo and pine trees, which have been prevalent in our culture since ancient times and hold significant meanings.


Arbor Day originates from the planting of trees on February 25, 677, during the reign of King Munmu of Silla, commemorating the day when he expelled the forces of Tang and achieved the unification of the three kingdoms.

It is also the day when King Seongjong of the Joseon Dynasty, along with the crown prince and civil servants, personally tilled the fields and performed ancestral rites at Seonnongdan outside Dongdaemun.

As such, Arbor Day carries immense significance in national history and agricultural and forestry philosophy.

April 5th was designated as Arbor Day because it is a suitable time to plant trees seasonally around the Qingming period.


Arbor Day serves as a meaningful day to reflect on our history and culture and to love and protect trees. We are introducing OUWR's new NAMU (Tree) series pattern,

created with the hope of contributing to tree planting efforts and making our land greener.

:  NAMU  :


In celebration of Korea's Arbor Day, this pattern was designed with trees, one of the most representative living symbols of plants. Among them, it was inspired by bamboo and pine trees, which have been prevalent in our culture since ancient times and hold significant meanings.


Arbor Day originates from the planting of trees on February 25, 677, during the reign of King Munmu of Silla, commemorating the day when he expelled the forces of Tang and achieved the unification of the three kingdoms. It is also the day when King Seongjong of the Joseon Dynasty, along with the crown prince and civil servants, personally tilled the fields and performed ancestral rites at Seonnongdan outside Dongdaemun. As such, Arbor Day carries immense significance in national history and agricultural and forestry philosophy. April 5th was designated as Arbor Day because it is a suitable time to plant trees seasonally around the Qingming period.


Arbor Day serves as a meaningful day to reflect on our history and culture and to love and protect trees. We are introducing OUWR's new NAMU (Tree) series pattern, created with the hope of contributing to tree planting efforts and making our land greener.

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The "Four Gracious Plants" refer to plum blossoms, orchids, chrysanthemums, and bamboo, representing nobility in literary painting.


"Plum blossoms are the first to bloom, enduring the cold of early spring. Orchids spread their delicate scent far into the mountains. Chrysanthemums bloom in late fall, enduring the first cold spell. Bamboo, known as the Four Gentlemen, maintains green leaves even in the cold winter when other plants lose theirs, symbolizing the character of a gentleman—someone with virtue and knowledge."


Damyang bamboo is designated as a natural monument of Korea and is a cultural heritage plant, also recognized as a World Important Agricultural Heritage. Alongside plum blossoms, orchids, and chrysanthemums, bamboo is considered one of the Four Gentlemen. Particularly, it symbolizes fidelity and integrity due to its evergreen nature. The vertical growth of bamboo symbolizes living honestly and uprightly in Korean culture. Additionally, by reinterpreting bamboo's meaning, which symbolizes vitality and permanence, we aim to capture its enduring beauty as it sprouts in spring and remains green throughout winter.

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The pine tree, which is mentioned in the national anthem, is an indispensable and important tree in Korea. It represents the Republic of Korea to such an extent that its country of origin is believed to be Korea.


'Sol' in pine means 'best', indicating that the pine is the best tree among trees. Currently, heavy pine trees throughout Korea are designated as natural monuments and protected, highlighting their significance. The pine tree is a representative evergreen tree mentioned in various literature since ancient times, including works by Yulgok Lee I, Yun Seon-do, and Chusa Kim Jeong-hee. Because it resiliently withstands adversity such as rain, wind, and snowstorms, it is considered a symbol of self-discipline and determination, loved by many for its association with Confucian virtues such as loyalty and fidelity.


Through OUWR’s perspective, we aim to capture the upright, noble, and unchanging nature of pine trees.

P13 : DANAMU

The "Four Gracious Plants" refer to plum blossoms, orchids, chrysanthemums, and bamboo, representing nobility in literary painting.


"Plum blossoms are the first to bloom, enduring the cold of early spring. Orchids spread their delicate scent far into the mountains. Chrysanthemums bloom in late fall, enduring the first cold spell. Bamboo, known as the Four Gentlemen, maintains green leaves even in the cold winter when other plants lose theirs, symbolizing the character of a gentleman—someone with virtue and knowledge."


Damyang bamboo is designated as a natural monument of Korea and is a cultural heritage plant, also recognized as a World Important Agricultural Heritage. Alongside plum blossoms, orchids, and chrysanthemums, bamboo is considered one of the Four Gentlemen. Particularly, it symbolizes fidelity and integrity due to its evergreen nature. The vertical growth of bamboo symbolizes living honestly and uprightly in Korean culture. Additionally, by reinterpreting bamboo's meaning, which symbolizes vitality and permanence, we aim to capture its enduring beauty as it sprouts in spring and remains green throughout winter.

P14 : SONAMU

The pine tree, which is mentioned in the national anthem, is an indispensable and important tree in Korea. It represents the Republic of Korea to such an extent that its country of origin is believed to be Korea.


'Sol' in pine means 'best', indicating that the pine is the best tree among trees. Currently, heavy pine trees throughout Korea are designated as natural monuments and protected, highlighting their significance. The pine tree is a representative evergreen tree mentioned in various literature since ancient times, including works by Yulgok Lee I, Yun Seon-do, and Chusa Kim Jeong-hee. Because it resiliently withstands adversity such as rain, wind, and snowstorms, it is considered a symbol of self-discipline and determination, loved by many for its association with Confucian virtues such as loyalty and fidelity.


Through OUWR’s perspective, we aim to capture the upright, noble, and unchanging nature of pine trees.

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LUNCH 12:00-13:00 / SUN, HOLIDAY IS OFF

+82 (0)2 517 2427

823, SEOLLEUNG-RO, GANGNAM-GU, SEOUL, KOREA

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BUSINESS NUMBER : 544 88 01303

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