I love her, I got her because I love Kimono's Townhouse. I thought her symbols were maybe ugu isu. Taffeta what do you think?
Honestly going to have to google her symbols as she is far away and I can't remember. I know I have seen several different types of lanterns here also, but without checking I didn't want to make an assumption.
Ah, ok, they are round lanterns. I have seen those here - on the side of boats and also around mise in mountain temples. I may have a photo, not sure. But whether the style has been coopted by Japan from China or whatever, not all Japanese lanterns look exactly like the famous thunder gate one at Asakusa. Maybe that is where the cobfusion is - Hasbro went for a more generic lantern rather than the iconic elongated ones that appear a lot outside shrines and temples.
I genuinely think they were going for a 'matsuri' theme, and I think it works...
Edit to add: I found this example which I think demonstrates it quite well.
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When it comes to matsuri there are lots of different types of lanterns in various different shapes and whatever, and since the kimono is common matsuri dress, I really think that's how we ought to consider Kimono. I think she's actually culturally correct, but it helps to know that connection. If you google 日本祭りの着物 (Kimono at Japanese festivals) or 日本祭りの灯 (lanterns at Japanese festivals) you can see lots of different examples of both
The only uguisu I know is a type of bird that is one of the first birds to be heard in spring in Japan.