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A visual color encyclopedia presenting more than 270 traditional Japanese colors arranged in order of the four seasons.
The beauty of Japan is deeply rooted in the natural colors of the changing seasons. This book contains more than 270 of the most representative traditional Japanese colors, from spring to summer, autumn and winter, along with color charts, CMYK/RGB data, and explanations of color names in both Japanese and English. Photographs of ukiyo-e, plants, annual events, and festivals, as well as beautiful visuals of arts and crafts, showcase these distinctive colors as they appear in their visual and cultural contexts throughout each season of the year. We hope this book will help readers enjoy and understand more deeply about these beautiful traditional colors.