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Traditional Japanese Colors - Yellows and Browns

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The resurgent popularity of kimono has given traditional Japanese colors new life. They are absolutely magnificent. Here is a list

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A list of traditional Japanese yellows and browns; and a few related colors.

  1. Zougeiro (象牙色) #f8f4e6
  2. Neriiro (練色) #ede4cd
  3. Kaihakushoku (灰白色) #e9e4d4
  4. Mushiguriiro (蒸栗色) #ebe1a9
  5. Ominaeshi (女郎花) #f2f2b0
  6. Karekusairo (枯草色) #e4dc8a
  7. Tankou (淡黄) #f8e58c
  8. Shiracha (白茶) #ddbb99
  9. Akashirotsurobami (赤白橡) #d7a98c
  10. Araigaki (洗柿) #f2c9ac
  11. Torinokoiro (鳥の子色) #fff1cf
  12. Hachimitsuiro (蜂蜜色) #fddea5
  13. Hadairo (肌色) #fce2c4
  14. Usutamagoiro (薄卵色) #fde8d0
  15. Yuuou (雄黄) #f9c89b
  16. Sharegaki (洒落柿) #f7bd8f
  17. Akakou (赤香) #f6b894
  18. Tonokoiro (砥粉色) #f4dda5
  19. Nikuiro (肉色) #f1bf99
  20. Hitoiro (人色) #f1bf99
  21. Choujiiro (丁子色) #efcd9a
  22. Kouiro (香色) #efcd9a
  23. Usukou (薄香) #f0cfa0
  24. Usuki (浅黄) #edd3a1
  25. Kareiro (枯色) #e0c38c
  26. Usukou (淡香) #f3bf88
  27. Anzuiro (杏色) #f7b977
  28. Shinonomeiro (東雲色) #f19072
  29. Akebonoiro (曙色) #f19072
  30. Sangoshuiro (珊瑚朱色) #ee836f
  31. Kokikuchinashi (深支子) #eb9b6f
  32. Sohi (纁) #e0815e
  33. Usukihi (浅緋) #df7163
  34. Masoho (真赭) #d57c6b
  35. Araishu (洗朱) #d0826c
  36. Enshuucha (遠州茶) #ca8269
  37. Banikabairo (紅樺色) #bb5548
  38. Soho (赭) #ab6953
  39. Azukiiro (小豆色) #96514d
  40. Karacha (枯茶) #8d6449
  41. Ameiro (飴色) #deb068
  42. Kikuchibairo (黄朽葉色) #d3a243
  43. Rakudairo (駱駝色) #bf794e
  44. Tsuchiiro (土色) #bc763c
  45. Kigaracha (黄唐茶) #b98c46
  46. Kuwazome (桑染) #b79b5b
  47. Hajiiro (櫨色) #b77b57
  48. Kitsurubami (黄橡) #b68d4c
  49. Choujizome (丁字染) #ad7d4c
  50. Kouzome (香染) #ad7d4c
  51. Biwacha (枇杷茶) #ae7c4f
  52. Shikancha (芝翫茶) #ad7e4e
  53. Kogarekou (焦香) #ae7c58
  54. Kurumiiro (胡桃色) #a86f4c
  55. Shibukamiiro (渋紙色) #946243
  56. Kuchibairo (朽葉色) #917347
  57. Kuwacha (桑茶) #956f29
  58. Rokoucha (路考茶) #8c7042
  59. Kokuboushoku (国防色) #7b6c3e
  60. Kyarairo (伽羅色) #d8a373
  61. Edocha (江戸茶) #cd8c5c
  62. Kabairo (樺色) #cd5e3c
  63. Beniukon (紅鬱金) #cb8347
  64. Kawarakeiro (土器色) #c37854
  65. Kitsuneiro (狐色) #c38743
  66. Oudoiro (黄土色) #c39143
  67. Kohakuiro (琥珀色) #bf783a
  68. Akacha (赤茶) #bb5535
  69. Taisha (代赭) #bb5520
  70. Rengairo (煉瓦色) #b55233
  71. Suzumecha (雀茶) #aa4f37
  72. Danjuroucha (団十郎茶) #9f563a
  73. Kakishibuiro (柿渋色) #9f563a
  74. Benitobi (紅鳶) #9a493f
  75. Haicha (灰茶) #98623c
  76. Chairo (茶色) #965042
  77. Hiwadairo (檜皮色) #965036
  78. Tobiiro (鳶色) #95483f
  79. Kakicha (柿茶) #954e2a
  80. Bengarairo (弁柄色) #8f2e14
  81. Akasabiiro (赤錆色) #8a3319
  82. Kasshoku (褐色) #8a3b00
  83. Kuriume (栗梅) #852e19
  84. Benihihada (紅檜皮) #7b4741
  85. Ebicha (海老茶) #773c30
  86. Karacha (唐茶) #783c1d
  87. Kuriiro (栗色) #762f07
  88. Shakudouiro (赤銅色) #752100
  89. Sabiiro (錆色) #6c3524
  90. Sekkasshoku (赤褐色) #683f36
  91. chakasshoku (茶褐色) #664032
  92. Kurikawacha (栗皮茶) #6d3c32
  93. Kurocha (黒茶) #583822
  94. Ebicha (葡萄茶) #6c2c2f
  95. Ebiiro (葡萄色) #640125
  96. Kanzouiro (萱草色) #f8b862
  97. Koujiiro (柑子色) #f6ad49
  98. Kincha (金茶) #f39800
  99. Mikaniro (蜜柑色) #f08300
  100. Entaniro (鉛丹色) #ec6d51
  101. Ouni (黄丹) #ee7948
  102. Kakiiro (柿色) #ed6d3d
  103. Kiaka (黄赤) #ec6800
  104. Ninjiniro (人参色) #ec6800
  105. Daidaiiro (橙色) #ee7800
  106. Terigaki (照柿) #eb6238
  107. Akadaidai (赤橙) #ea5506
  108. Kinaka (金赤) #ea5506
  109. Shuiro (朱色) #eb6101
  110. Komugiiro (小麦色) #e49e61
  111. Niiro (丹色) #e45e32
  112. Kicha (黄茶) #e17b34
  113. Nikkeiiro (肉桂色) #dd7a56
  114. Akakuchibairo (赤朽葉色) #db8449
  115. Kourozen (黄櫨染) #d66a35
  116. Tanpopoiro (蒲公英色) #ffd900
  117. Kiiro (黄色) #ffd900
  118. chuuki (中黄) #ffea00
  119. Nanohanairo (菜の花色) #ffec47
  120. Kihadairo (黄檗色) #fef263
  121. Tamagoiro (卵色) #fcd575
  122. Hanabairo (花葉色) #fbd26b
  123. Kariyasuiro (刈安色) #f5e56b
  124. Toumorokoshiiro (玉蜀黍色) #eec362
  125. Kanariairo (金糸雀色) #ebd842
  126. Kikuchinashiiro (黄支子色) #ffdb4f
  127. Kuchinashiiro (支子色) #fbca4d
  128. Himawariiro (向日葵色) #fcc800
  129. Yamabukiiro (山吹色) #f8b500
  130. Ukoniro (鬱金色) #fabf14
  131. Touou (藤黄) #f7c114
  132. Konjiki (金色) #e6b422
  133. Kogane (黄金) #e6b422
  134. Hajizome (櫨染) #d9a62e
  135. Yamabukicha (山吹茶) #c89932
  136. Karashiiro (芥子色) #d0af4c

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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
4. Traditional Japanese Colors – In Textile
5. Traditional Japanese Colors – Pinks and Reds

Source for the colors: 日本の伝統色465色の色名と16進数

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)

It is so great having the kanji for these colors! trying to explain them in Japanese is so difficult, thanks for making life easier :D

Sierra
Apr 16, 2010 (1660 days ago)

You’re welcome, Sierra!

Kjeld Duits (author)
Apr 16, 2010 (1660 days ago)

i love this palette. but not as much as the green and pink!!!

nanaa
Apr 24, 2010 (1652 days ago)

@nanaa: Perhaps because brown is supposedly a depressing color…?

Kjeld Duits (author)
Apr 24, 2010 (1652 days ago)

wonderful warm colors, I especially like the yellows.

Clea Walford
Apr 30, 2010 (1646 days ago)

Thanks, Clea.

Kjeld Duits (author)
Apr 30, 2010 (1646 days ago)

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