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A Geisha’s favorite TV commercials

Here is a collection of an actual Geisha’s favorite TV commercials on YouTube. This is a double treat, first because all the commercials are (naturally) featuring other Geishas or are making use of a traditional Japanese style, not to mention all the famous Kabuki actors or Sumo wrestlers. Second,...

Ukiyoe Star Wars

Now let’s see. What could be better and more awesometastic than the steam punk version of “anything” Star Wars? Why! The Ukiyoe* version of Star Wars of course!!! Brooklyn based artist Steve Bialik is the one we have to thank for bringing us these. Probably the best thing since the original...

Traditional Japanese style in Web Design

So because of my current job (e-commerce related for a kimono company here in Kyoto in case you don’t know about me) I get to study a lot about traditional designs (柄), styles, colors and types of kimonos and fabrics, and then I have to mix all that with the front-end side of things. In the meantime...

Business cards with style – Kyoto style

Here in Kyoto there is a company unique even for Japanese standards: Nozomi Wafuda is a company which produces beautiful and original business cards (as you know, essential in the Japanese business world). What makes these cards special is that they are designed on actual kimono patterns. The designs are...
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