The subject of Jo and Uba is one that represents a good marriage.
It represents a scene from a Noh play
Jo and Uba are therefore the Gods of Marriage
A word may be said also regarding the curious associations of animals and plants, to which some symbolism originally attached, but which apparently have been repeated very much like the copies of Chinese pictures, out of respect for tradition only. Amongst others will be noted the Quail and Millet, Peacock and Peony, Shishi and Peony, Swallow and Willow, Tiger and Bamboo, Plum Blossom and Moon, Chidori and Waves, Deer and Maple, Boar and Lespedeza, most of which are of frequent occurrence. The Snake is also often shown coiled around a Tortoise sometimes with jewel (Tamo), reminiscent of the Snake and Egg Myth and then associated with Bishamon.
CRANE, Emblem of longevity, attribute of SEIOBO, JUROJIN, FUKURO- ~ . KUJIU, TOBOSAKU, JoFUKU, WASOBIOYE, OSHIKIO, YoRITOMO, ToYU, Jo and UBA, KOHAKU. KAXGAI Sennin ; ISETSU ; KODOKWA ; TEIREII. CRANE, CONCH SHELL, emblem of the Yamabushi
PINE (Matsu). Emblem of strength, endurance, longevity, because it is believed that its sap turns into amber after a thousand years; the "Sea Pine" is a fossilised wood, almost translucent, pieces of which were much prized as netsuke.
PINE, red and black, emblematic of happy marriage. ,
TORTOISE. (freely crossed meaning with Turtle) Emblem of Longevity.