Story of the Color Sky

29.06.2012 § Leave a comment

Color Page from Japanese-English Dictionary

The light blue is “Sky.”

One of the subconscious reasons I started to study Japanese was to be able to read Japanese textile-related articles. The Japanese people‚Äôs ability to maintain a catalogue of their traditional color names throughout history with actual colors samples is most amazing to me. I brought back five of these kinds of books with me from Japan. My fever of studying color names was reignited when I purchased a Japanese-English dictionary last year at the Mizuwa Marketplace bookstore in Arlington Heights. At the front, there are about five pages of color blocks with name identifications. I was in awe to see that a common little dictionary would have such a professional level of color work. « Read the rest of this entry »

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