- ... I don t have anything easily accessible and English-language to recommend, but I believe Dalby cites her source on colors. It s Nihon Shikimei TaikanMessage 1 of 6 , Oct 9, 2006View SourceOn Oct 9, 2006, at 1:00 AM, deanna.baran wrote:
> Does anyone have a good resource they could recommend as to theI don't have anything easily accessible and English-language to
> evolution of Japanese colors? I'm currently researching colors for
> something Heian.
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. Are
you willing to waste some money at amazon.co.jp?
> "Ao" is complicated enough already, but to use it as an example, inHave a look at p.232. Dalby is quite explicit about what 'ao'
> the Dalby book, it's reproduced as something sort of teal-ish green.
covered in period and what it covers today. The particular color
shown in the illustrations is probably her best guess as to the
version used in that outfit, but it isn't meant to define the entire
possible range of 'ao'. On p.233, Dalby states that "kurenai is
usually translated as scarlet or crimson, although during the Heian
period it seems to have been less harsh or aggressively red than
those names suggest in English..." (Do have another look at the
Dalby book--I think she answers a lot of these questions somewhere in
the text, but you may have to hunt around.)
- Noble Cousin! Greetings from Solveig! ... Not at all impossible: Nihon shikimei taikan / Rokuro Uemura; Katsuhiro Yamazaki 1943 Japanese Book 83, 5 p. : ill.Message 2 of 6 , Oct 9, 2006View SourceNoble 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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- Thank you to everyone for your input. I have zero capacity for pairing colors, so everyone s comments have helped me greatly. Thanks! -DeannaMessage 3 of 6 , Oct 10, 2006View SourceThank you to everyone for your input. I have zero capacity for pairing
colors, so everyone's comments have helped me greatly.