21744Re: [SCA-JML] Evolution of Color?
- Oct 9, 2006Noble Cousin!
Greetings from Solveig!
> I don't have anything easily accessible and English-language toNot at all impossible:
> recommend, but I believe Dalby cites her source on colors. It's
> Nihon Shikimei Taikan (Encyclopedia of Japanese Color Terms) by
> Uemura Rokurou and Yamazaki Katsuhiro. I would guess that it's
> impossible to find, but there could be something else similar.
Nihon shikimei taikan /
Rokuro Uemura; Katsuhiro Yamazaki
Book 83, 5 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
Tokyo : Kocho Shorin,
Check the catalogs in your library.
Libraries worldwide that own item: 8
As for "aoi" itself. Kodansha Kogojiten claims that the range of
colors from blue to green is the primary meaning.
However, there are other meanings including GRAY or silvery in the
context of the "Awo'uma" festival. This festival
is written with either the kanji for ao or the kanji for shiro, but
is read as "awo'uma". To confuse things even more,
"ao" can be used in reference to certain horses with blue/black
coats. kodansha goes on to note that while the
horses in the "Awo'uma" festival originally had "awo" coats, this was
chaged to white "shiro" (white) coats during
the Heian period.
Your Humble Servant
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