Japanese Design Motifs: 4,260 Illustrations of Japanese Crests

Japanese Design Motifs: 4,260 Illustrations of Japanese

This collection presents more than 4,000 individual designs in the 900-year-old tradition of Japanese family crests. Through constant variation and invention over the centuries, this has become one of the richest graphic art traditions in the world.Most of these motifs are circular, and they can all be fitted into a square. Within those limitations is a seemingly endless range of designs, beginning with the dozens and dozens of root motifs — rice plant, gingko, scallop, lightning, anchor, spool, raft, candle, scissors, fern, saki bottle, lotus blossom, mountain arrow, pine, wisteria, ship, rabbit, and scores of others. Practically every kind of plant, bird, animal, natural phenomenon, and manufactured object of Japanese culture was at one time or another included in a family crest. In addition, each of the root designs was treated to dozens of imaginative variations — they were reproduced bilaterally, in triangles, diamonds, five- and six-pointed stars, in spirals, were built up in series, made to overlap, combined with each other, and so on. Some of these are classic and recognizable designs, like the yin-yang, linked rings, and treasure knot. Many of the others have rarely been seen in the West.Graphic artists, textile designers, pattern-makers, advertisers, and other comm...

  • ASIN: 0486228746
  • UPC: 800759228744

Treasury of Japanese Designs and Motifs for Artists and Craftsmen (Dover Pictorial Archive)

Treasury of Japanese Designs and Motifs for Artists

A profound sense of the aesthetic beauty in all things pervades the whole of Japanese culture, finding perhaps its clearest expression in the decorative, applied, and pictorial arts. Characterized by a mastery of line and composition, and noted for lyrical scenes of exquisite beauty, the genius of Japanese art has bequeathed to the world a remarkable and distinctive design legacy. This exceptionally versatile collection of traditional Japanese designs and motifs presents the working artist with a treasury of 360 copyright-free designs. All have been especially adapted by noted artist Carol Belanger Grafton for ready use by illustrators, designers, and craftspeople. Painstaking effort has been made to preserve the original spirit and subtlety of detail while simultaneously sharpening the lines and enhancing the reproducibility of the designs and motifs. There are several lovely ceramic and textile patterns. However, most of the design motifs in this compendium were taken from woodblock prints. This particular medium was invented in China and introduced to Japan before 1000 A.D., flourishing thereafter and reaching its zenith in the Ukiyo-e ("floating world") school of the 17th, 18th, and 19th centuries. Accompanying these depictions of people in traditional garb, and accessories s...

  • ASIN: 0486244350
  • UPC: 800759244355

History Rediscovered: The Battle of China

History Rediscovered: The Battle of

  • ASIN: B00ID4HMYW

Honjien Furoshiki Traditional Japanese Fabric - Wrapping Cloth - Extra Large 39 x 39 inches, 100% Cotton, Made in Japan: with Cute Motif: Onigiri Rice Balls

Honjien Furoshiki Traditional Japanese Fabric - Wrapping Cloth

Furoshiki is an ingenious versatile traditional cloth. Colorful modern Japanese design will add accent to your daily fashion, interior and life. Size: Approx. 39x39 inches Material: 100% Cotton Made in Japan

  • Color: Onigiri Rice Balls
  • Brand: Honjien
  • ASIN: B07MX2WQPC

Brunnen 1041626 File Folder A5 Board Lever Arch File with Elastic Strap, 4 Animal Motif (Japan Import)

Brunnen 1041626 File Folder A5 Board Lever Arch File with

  • Color: Sortiert in 4 Motiven
  • Brand: Baier & Schneider
  • ASIN: B001QPN8CK

resin cabochon earrings, japanese motif, japan floral art, flowers, seigahia, multicolor

resin cabochon earrings, japanese motif, japan floral art,

Light buckles because they weigh only 4 grams each, a comfort for your ears. Dimension of the cabochon 25 mm in epoxy resin, professional impression, fine details. Finish was silvered, you have the possibility of choosing smaller hooks of earrings as presented on the second image in example, it is enough to leave me a small message to specify it:) do not dive into the water

  • Brand: 55 Red Cat Street
  • ASIN: B07CRB6G7L

Bestmaid Needles 115 Assorted needle case 1950s Made in Japan cat motif

Bestmaid Needles 115 Assorted needle case 1950s Made

6 1/2 x 3 3/4" folded size. Complete. Dimensions given, if any, are approximate. Condition as shown. Defects not visible in scan[s] are described. Item is complete as issued unless otherwise stated. NO facsimiles, copies, reprints or reproductions unless specifically stated in description above. Pictures show actual item, never a stock image.

  • Brand: The Jumping Frog
  • ASIN: B077NH1PD9

Comolife Lucky Motif Piggy Bank , Cute Owl , Color: White And Gold , Natural Design

Comolife Lucky Motif Piggy Bank , Cute Owl

Put a coin in the slot on the back.Bottom open, You can pick coin in piggy bank.Lucky Item.Material : polyresin, steel, zinc alloy

  • Color: White,gold
  • Brand: Kishima
  • ASIN: B010N0II6E

Saikai Pottery Traditional Hasami-yaki Japanese Porcelain Bowl 11cm Made in Japan White Porcelain Yellow Lemon Motif 295-13

Saikai Pottery Traditional Hasami-yaki Japanese Porcelain Bowl 11cm

Size: 12x6cm Weight: 190g Material: Traditional Hasami-yaki Porcelain Dishwasher OK / Micro-wave oven OK Made in Japan

  • Brand: Saikai Pottery
  • ASIN: B07QHVXN2J

YOLIYANA Geometric Waterproof Ceramic Tile Stickers 20 Pieces,Eastern Foliage Pattern with Warm Tones Lotus Leaves Abstract Motifs Japan for Home,3.9" L x 3.9" W

YOLIYANA Geometric Waterproof Ceramic Tile Stickers 20 Pieces,Eastern

Ceramic Tile Stickers Back With Glue, Tear Off Can Be Pasted, The Operation Is Very Simple.Removable Without Leaving Residues Or Damaging The Surface. Our Ceramic Tile Stickers Are Not Blistering, Waterproof, Scratch-Proof And Durable.Just Peel And Stick, Bringing An Embellishment To Your Home! You Can Apply Them In Any Flat Surface, Ideally In Existing Tiles.PRODUCT KEYWORD:GPFGEE

  • Color: Multi 26
  • Brand: YOLIYANA
  • ASIN: B07V5BZ4N7

Spare Tire Cover Wave Japanese Motif Japan Nature Parks Outdoor Polyester Water Proof Dust-Proof Universal Spare Wheel Tire Cover Fit for Jeep,Trailer, Rv, SUV and Many Vehicle

Spare Tire Cover Wave Japanese Motif Japan Nature

Cover Size Guide:Cover Size 14" fits for tire diameter 60~69cmCover Size 15" fits for tire diameter 70~75cmCover Size 16" fits for tire diameter 76~79cmCover Size 17" fits for tire diameter 80~83cmHow to calculate your tire diameter?Step 1: Find Your Tire Parameter. It's written on your tire sideStep 2: Calculate Your Tire DiameterIf your tire is written with P215/60R16, A=215 B=60 C=16.Tire diameter=A*B/500+C*2.54 =215*60/500+16*2.54 =66.44cmYou need to buy the 14" cover.

  • Color: Multicolor
  • Brand: Cool pillow
  • ASIN: B07V5N671R

INTERESTPRINT Japanese Motif Japan Men's Lightweight Slim Fit Jacket Casual Wear M

INTERESTPRINT Japanese Motif Japan Men's Lightweight Slim Fit

Shell: 100% Polyester Zipper closure Machine Wash Pattern: Fashion custom all over print Item Type: Outerwear & Coats Hooded: No Collar: Turn-down Collar Style: Casual Lining Material: Polyester Thickness: Standard For the Season: Spring / Fall Remind: Size Chart in detail image, compare the chart size carefully before ordering.

  • Color: Multi 1
  • Brand: INTERESTPRINT
  • ASIN: B07B5ZMSS8

YOLIYANA Geometric Stylish Pet Suit,Eastern Foliage Pattern with Warm Tones Lotus Leaves Abstract Motifs Japan for Small Medium Big Dogs,S

YOLIYANA Geometric Stylish Pet Suit,Eastern Foliage Pattern with

Suitable for First Aid Purposes, to Protect and Cover Hot Spots, Wounds, Surgical Sutures and Bandages, Ointments, Skin Conditions, When in Season or Incontinence and A Lot More...The Fashion Design and The Material Can Make Your Doggie Looks Unique. With A Pet Costume in Sweety Style, Dogs Will Be Ready for Parades, Parties, or Just Having Fun. 100% High Quanlity Material, So It Won't Hurt The Dog Skin and The Comfortable Material Can Provide Enough Room for Your Baby Dog to Move and Breathe.So Cute This Amazing Kind of Pet Suit for Your Dog Baby! Different Patterns and It's Perfect for Her/Him to Wear It to Normal Party or Just Take Photo with You. Of Course, It Can Get Friends' More Love and Attention!

  • Color: Multi 16
  • Brand: YOLIYANA
  • ASIN: B07R9MKW5X

YOLIYANA Geometric Fashionable Long Door Mat,Eastern Foliage Pattern with Warm Tones Lotus Leaves Abstract Motifs Japan for Home Office,One Size

YOLIYANA Geometric Fashionable Long Door Mat,Eastern Foliage Pattern

The Long Door Mat Is Great For Home Decor, Which Can Be Placed In Bedroom, Back Door, Living Room, Office And So On.Please Understand That The Color Of The Reality Of The Item May Be Slightly Different From That Of The One Shown On The Photo Due To Photography Technologies And There May Be Slight Measurement Deviation.Brand by YOLIYANA,NO.:JWJSEJ

  • Color: Multi 09
  • Brand: YOLIYANA
  • ASIN: B07V3HFQH3

Geometric Cotton & Linen Microwave Oven Protective Cover,Eastern Foliage Pattern with Warm Tones Lotus Leaves Abstract Motifs Japan Cover for Kitchen,36"L x 12"W

Geometric Cotton & Linen Microwave Oven Protective Cover,Eastern

Size: 36"L x 12"W.Please Note That The Actual Color Of The Item May Be Slightly Different From The Image Due To The Photography Technologies And Allow Slight Measurement Deviation.

  • Color: Multi 06
  • Brand: TecBillion
  • ASIN: B07RRXCBJN
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