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Traditional Japanese Colors - In Textile

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The resurgent popularity of kimono has given traditional Japanese colors new life. This is the third article in a series in which I explore some of these colors

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Japan’s traditional colors probably survived the longest in textile. It is also in textile that old colors are seeing the strongest revival. Have a look at the colors in these detail photos of vintage kimono, obi, yukata and a flag (top).

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Other articles in this series:

1. Traditional Japanese Colors
2. Traditional Japanese Colors – Modern Trad
3. Traditional Japanese Colors – In Prints

All photos by Kjeld Duits

Kjeld Duits About the Author

Inspired by the stunningly creative street fashion that exploded on the streets of Tokyo and Osaka in the late 1990’s, photo-journalist Kjeld Duits launched JAPANESE STREETS in 2002. This makes JS one of the first fashion blogs on the net, and the very first to cover Japanese street fashion.

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Comment (日本語もOK)

luv traditional Japanese colors and patterns so much! Try to use in my artwork as much I can. Great series of posts, ThankYou!

Nipponaisuki
Apr 26, 2010 (3809 days ago)

Thank you, Nipponaisuki. You do amazing work, love it!

Kjeld Duits (author)
Apr 26, 2010 (3809 days ago)

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