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Beautiful Japanese color of new product


Konnichiwa! Hallo everyone! Today, we would like to introduce the color of the new product 【Japanese paper earrings】!

Click here for the product page ↓ It was named after the traditional Japanese color. ("Iro" means "color" in Japanese! ) 【Kaki-iro】

It is a bright vermilion like the fruit of a persimmon, Kaki in Japanese. In fact, there are several other colors commonly known as "Kaki-iro". They are "Kakishibu-iro (color of persimmon tannin)" and "terugaki-iro (flashy persimmon color)". Persimmon is a plant that is very familiar to Japanese life. Persimmon tannin was used as a preservative, persimmon trees were used as furniture materials, and the leaves were used for tea leaves. 【Niji-iro】

"Niji" means rainbow in Japanese. The rainbow color in the traditional Japanese color is a light red with a slight yellow tinge. The rainbow has 7 colors in Japan, but it is thought to be 5 or 6 colors in some countries. The seven colors of the Japanese rainbow are counted as "red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, and purple", but it may be unique to the Japanese delicate sensibilities to distinguish between "blue" and "indigo" in the rainbow! From the fact that there are about 1100 kinds of traditional Japanese colors, you can see the delicacy of enjoying the subtle differences in colors. So why did this pink color come to be called "Niji-iro"? It seems that this color has a strong bluish and purple tint due to the reflection of light, and it appears to be transferred to various colors. 【Kouji-iro】 It is a slightly lighter color of mikan-iro. The mikan-iro is derived from Unshu mandarin, and the distant ancestor of Unshu mandarin is Koji mandarin. There is a color language "Supreme, cheerful, free". 【Nadeshiko-iro】

It is a pinkish color with a slight purple color like a dianthus flower. Nadeshiko, a dianthus flower is a perennial plant of the family Caryophyllaceae and is one of the seven autumn herbs. It is a flower that appears in the "Manyoshu" ー the oldest anthropology of Japanese poetry in 8th century, ​and has a long history as a color name. As for flowers, there are flower language such as "innocence" and "pure love". The flower language seems to change depending on the color, and the name of the pink dianthus is "pure love" 【Ominaeshi】

It is a bright greenish yellow that resembles the flowers of Ominaeshi, a yellow patrinia that blooms in autumn. This is also one of the seven autumn herbs. As for flowers, there are flower language such as "beautiful woman" and "ephemeral love". It comes from the reminiscent of a delicate and lonely woman. It is a color that also feels kindness. Since the Manyoshu, this flower has been written in many poems. 【Wakame-iro】

It is a pale yellowish green like the young shoots of a plant. Wakai means young in Japanese, but in plants it refers to the time when it was just sprouting. There are many Japanese colors with "Waka" such as "Wakaba-iro" … young (fresh) leaf color "Wakakusa-iro" … young grass color "Wakanae-iro" … young seedling color Wakameiro is a color that is extremely pale and close to yellow, and it represents the buds of plants that have just emerged in early spring. It is a color that appeared in modern times after the Meiji era. 【Wakaba-iro】

It is a soft yellowish green like the young leaves of plants before summer. The strong yellow-green color when the trees sprout is called Moegi, but it is the color after that time. It will be darker than the Wakame-iro. Many of the traditional Japanese colors are really derived from nature. There were some that I knew the name well and some that I had never heard of. It was fun to see it in the list! You can see the list from here, so please take a look if you like. ↓Click on the name of the color you want to see♪ *♪¸¸.•*¨・:*ೄ·♫•*¨*•.¸¸♪✧*♪¸¸.•*¨・:*ೄ·*♪¸¸.•*¨・:*ೄ·♫•*¨*•.¸¸♪✧*♪¸¸.•*¨・:*ೄ· We deliver you Japanese genuine skill with warmhearted crafts. We hope that we can continue to help you add color to your life with "tradition" and "craftsmanship".





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