The Giant’s Causeway is a magnificent basalt rock formation located on Ireland’s northeast coast. The tops of the incredible hexagonal basalt columns form stepping stones to the ocean. The Giant’s Causeway is preserved as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a National Nature Reserve in Ireland. Visitors to the area can also enjoy a ride on the historic Giant’s Causeway Tramway, a railway originally built in 1883.
Hemp leaves are in a hexagonal shape, and that is the reason why this pattern is called as such. Reflecting hemp's fertile and durable nature, the motif has been often used for baby cloths in the hope that the child will stay healthy and grow big like hemp. The pattern has also been frequently used in women's belt ('帯' or Obi) and underwares ('長襦袢' or Nagajuban) during the Edo period.