A beautiful encyclopedia of colors “Beautiful Japanese Traditional Colors” is released on November 22, 2017, touring the four seasons of Japan in 277 colors!

Pai International Co., Ltd. (Toshima-ku) will publish a book titled “Beautiful Japanese Traditional Colors” on Monday, November 22, 2021.

277 typical japanese traditional colors will be posted in the order of spring, summer, autumn, winter, and will be introduced with explanations of Iromyo and Ironame, photos of plants and annual events, and rich visuals such as arts and crafts works. In addition, there are columns on the theme of color such as “plant color name”, “color name of ukiyo-e”, “color name of birds”, “animal color name”, “color name of kabuki actor”, etc. The munsell value, CMYK value, RGB value, and HEX value (Web color value) are listed together in the IRO. It is a beautiful color encyclopedia with excellent materialability and appreciability. Please enjoy the traditional colors of Japan.

*Some bilingual (Japanese and English)
* “Traditional Colors of Japan” (2011) is another book with different contents such as commentary, photographs, and illustrations.

“Beautiful Japanese Traditional Colors”

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  • Book Overview

Title of book: “Beautiful Japanese Traditional Colors”
Specifications:   A5 size (210×148mm) / Soft cover /   208Pages(192Page in Color)
Price: List price (2,800 yen + tax)
ISBN:978-4-7562-5524-2 C3070
Release Date: November 22, 2021
Planning and composition: Seijinsha Photo: Akira Nakata Ed., Editing: Hamada Nobuyoshi
Designer: Spice design
Publisher: Pai International

  • Inquiry about the book

Pai International Co., Ltd.
2-32-4 Minami-Otsuka, Toshima-ku, Tokyo 170-0005


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