In China it symbolizes longevity, winter, beauty, purity, otshelnichestvo; immature plum - the pupil. As the plum flowering in the winter, it also embodies the strength, perseverance and triumph. Plum, bamboo and pine - is "three winters".

The Japanese plum flower - a symbol of spring, celebrations over the winter, the goodness and the courage to overcome difficulties, marriage and happiness.

Plum - a symbol of samurai.