Jewelry

French Jewelry Brand Creates Japan-Inspired Collection Featuring Retro-Modern Designs

During the late-19th century, ukiyo-e, porcelain, fans, and other forms of Japanese fine art became strong sources of inspiration for many Western artists. The European craze for Japanese art became so great that the word “Japonism” was coined in 1872 to describe the phenomenon, and has since been used to explain the influence of Japanese art on Western art culture. Now, two centuries later, the usage of the word “Neo Japonism” has been on the rise. Neo Japonism refers to a revival of Western interest in Japanese art, which has prompted many artists to turn to Japanese art culture for inspiration when producing modern works and designs. Source: PR Times…

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Wear The Weapon Of The Samurai Around Your Neck With Authentic Katana Jewelry

Although katana, the revered Japanese swords of samurai, have come a bit into style lately, and we’ve even seen the weapons of feudal Japan turned into fashion accessories before, we imagine some people would be a little hesitant to wearing a katana around their neck. Now Studio Shikumi Origami is making that a stylish possibility with these necklaces made from that actual blade of katana. Source: Studio Shikumi Origami Of course, these aren’t the first time that katana or even sword motif jewelry has been made. However, what makes these necklaces stand out above others is that they are made of actual parts of a katana’s blade, meaning they are…

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Translucent Sea-Inspired Jewelry Are The Unique Creations Of One Japanese Artist

Jewelry acts as the last finishing touches to our outfits, and while many of us opt for simple, subtle accessories, there are also the bright and colorful statement pieces that add a whole lot of pizzazz to our look. Japanese artist Mariko Kusumoto creates jewelry that could be described as something in-between. While her handmade creations are large and multicolored, they are simultaneously endowed with delicate, ephemeral qualities of the translucent fabric used to make them. Kusumoto says of her jewelry: My work reflects various, observable phenomena that stimulate my mind and senses; they can be natural or man-made. I ‘reorganize’ them into a new presentation that can be described…

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Add Elegant Japanese Script To Your Look With Beautiful Hiragana Accessories

As much as Japan occasionally gets it oh so very wrong with odd Engrish words on t-shirts and store signs, it’s not unusual to see non-Japanese-speaking people with a cool kanji tattoo or clothing, only to discover that the characters mean something quite ridiculous (like feet, or toilet). While we understand that some people, both Japanese and not, value the “look” of the script over the actual meaning, it wouldn’t hurt to get something that’s both gorgeous and sensible in meaning. That might be one reason why Japanese designer and calligrapher Saori Kunihiro’s hiragana-inspired jewelry are so explosively popular. A type of phonetic Japanese script unique to Japan, the soft…

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