Japanese Patterns of Design

Kamon the Avant-garde: Interview with Japanese Family Crest Artisans

Kamon: There’s a thousand-year tradition that the Japanese pass their family crests from generation to generation. The family crest is called “Kamon” in Japanese, which could be seen...

Taisho Roman and Takehisa Yumeji: Japanese Lyrical Beauty

Taisho Roman is a term represents a unique culture of the Taisho period in Japan. Let’s dig in and feel the air of the Taisho period with the help of a famous painter, Takehisa Yumeji. The Historical...

Shigeru Mizuki: What Made Him Produce Various Yokai

Shigeru Mizuki – a Japanese manga artist who is well-known for his Yokai manga series GeGeGe no Kitaro. Without him, Yokai (Japanese supernatural monsters) may not have been this popular in Japan...

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