Spring traditional colors in Japan【Japanese Color】Japan's unique color feeling! Introduction of spring traditional color!【Attached with illustration】

Japan's unique color feeling! Introduction of spring traditional color!【Attached with illustration】

In Japan, there are more than 1,000 unique traditional colors called "Japanese color", in particular, there are many colors that are impressed by the seasons, the Japanese color feelings are greatly influenced by the four seasons. The "spring" in which the new life sprouts also has its rich colors, next we'll introduce to you five traditional colors with illustrations!

*Color value and names are taken from "What is the traditional color(伝統色のいろは) ".
*"Traditional Colors in Japan" is one of the DIC COLOR GUIDE series sold by DIC Graphics Corporation, which contains 300 colors.

What is the traditional color (伝統色のいろは)

Spring traditional colors in Japan【Japanese Color】Japan's unique color feeling! Introduction of spring traditional color!【Attached with illustration】 kobai-iro  #E86B79   R 232 G 107 B 121 C 00 M 70 Y 35 K 03 Spring traditional colors in Japan【Japanese Color】Japan's unique color feeling! Introduction of spring traditional color!【Attached with illustration】 kobai-iro  #E86B79   R 232 G 107 B 121 C 00 M 70 Y 35 K 03

【What color?】
Kobai-iro refers to the plum color of the red flower of red plum, which has femininity and is in an elegant soft red. It is said that the aristocrats in the Heian period are quite fond of this color, while the "red plum in March or April" was compared to be one of buzzkills in "Makuranososhi" written by Sei Shonagon. So this color is loved by many people.

【What kind of impression does it give?】
Feminine, gorgeous, beautiful

Spring traditional colors in Japan【Japanese Color】Japan's unique color feeling! Introduction of spring traditional color!【Attached with illustration】 kobai-iro  #E86B79   R 232 G 107 B 121 C 00 M 70 Y 35 K 03 sakura-iro  Spring traditional colors in Japan【Japanese Color】Japan's unique color feeling! Introduction of spring traditional color!【Attached with illustration】 #FEEEED  R 254 G 238 B 237 C 00 M 05 Y 02 K 00 sakura-iro  Spring traditional colors in Japan【Japanese Color】Japan's unique color feeling! Introduction of spring traditional color!【Attached with illustration】 #FEEEED  R 254 G 238 B 237 C 00 M 05 Y 02 K 00

【What color?】
Just like its name, sakura-iro represents "sakura", a representative Japanese flower that blooms in spring, which is a kind of pink that is almost close to the elegant white. This color name has been widely used since the Heian period (794-1185), and it was said that such color was first quoted at "Kokinwakashu". Furthermore, it is also romantically used as "like a cherry-colored cheek".

【What kind of impression does it give?】
Cute, gentle, romantic

sakura-iro  Spring traditional colors in Japan【Japanese Color】Japan's unique color feeling! Introduction of spring traditional color!【Attached with illustration】 #FEEEED  R 254 G 238 B 237 C 00 M 05 Y 02 K 00 nanohana-iro  Spring traditional colors in Japan【Japanese Color】Japan's unique color feeling! Introduction of spring traditional color!【Attached with illustration】  #FCD900  R 252 G 217 B 000 C 05 M 15 Y 100 K 00 nanohana-iro  Spring traditional colors in Japan【Japanese Color】Japan's unique color feeling! Introduction of spring traditional color!【Attached with illustration】  #FCD900  R 252 G 217 B 000 C 05 M 15 Y 100 K 00

【What color?】
Nanohana-iro refers to a bright yellow that is as bright as the petals of rape flower. In Japan, rape flower edible and can be viewed. As a plant which is dear to human souls, it is often used in literary works and lyrics. Although Nanohana-iro is a modern color, yet the "Nataneyu-iro", which is slightly profound than the Nanohana-iro, has been popular as the color of Asagamishimo since 1736.

【What kind of impression does it give?】
Bright, childish, spirit

nanohana-iro  Spring traditional colors in Japan【Japanese Color】Japan's unique color feeling! Introduction of spring traditional color!【Attached with illustration】  #FCD900  R 252 G 217 B 000 C 05 M 15 Y 100 K 00 wakaba-iro Spring traditional colors in Japan【Japanese Color】Japan's unique color feeling! Introduction of spring traditional color!【Attached with illustration】 #A4CA68 R 164 G 202 B 104 C 40 M 00 Y 70 K 05 wakaba-iro Spring traditional colors in Japan【Japanese Color】Japan's unique color feeling! Introduction of spring traditional color!【Attached with illustration】 #A4CA68 R 164 G 202 B 104 C 40 M 00 Y 70 K 05

【What color?】
Spring is the season when plants begin to grow, Wakaba-iro is the color of the young leaves that express such refreshing. Wakaba-iro is a new color came on stage from Meiji period (1868-1912). Other spring colors with the word "waka" include "Wakakusa-iro","Wakame-iro" and so on.

【What kind of impression does it give?】
Fresh, watery, honest

wakaba-iro Spring traditional colors in Japan【Japanese Color】Japan's unique color feeling! Introduction of spring traditional color!【Attached with illustration】 #A4CA68 R 164 G 202 B 104 C 40 M 00 Y 70 K 05 Fuji-iro Spring traditional colors in Japan【Japanese Color】Japan's unique color feeling! Introduction of spring traditional color!【Attached with illustration】 #BAA7CC  R 186 G 167 B 204 C 32 M 37 Y 06 K 00 Fuji-iro Spring traditional colors in Japan【Japanese Color】Japan's unique color feeling! Introduction of spring traditional color!【Attached with illustration】 #BAA7CC  R 186 G 167 B 204 C 32 M 37 Y 06 K 00

【What color?】
From the Heian era until now, Fuji-iro is one of the favorite colors of Japanese women. Its etymology is the color of wisteria flower, which is also said to be derived from the Japanese word "fuji" in which the flowers are blown away by the spring breeze. Such color was also used in the literary work "Koshoku Ichidai Otoko" of Ihara Saikaku published in 1682.

【What kind of impression does it give?】
Calm, cure, dream

Fuji-iro Spring traditional colors in Japan【Japanese Color】Japan's unique color feeling! Introduction of spring traditional color!【Attached with illustration】 #BAA7CC  R 186 G 167 B 204 C 32 M 37 Y 06 K 00

What do you think? The same traditional colors in the season of "spring", but the impression of these colors and their own history are so different...The new spring is coming, please come to discover the traditional colors of Japan and your own colors.

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