Colour

A colour audit No 4: Japan The Sun’s Circle


The use of red in Japan is as skilfully applied as their use of orange or navy blue.
This is a culture that understands colour and respects it greatly.
But that does not mean they are conservative or fearful of colour.
On the contrary, they engage it as if it was a prayer being offered to the gods in the strongest and clearest voice. To see more observations about Japan go to the folders ‘Interesting Places’ and ‘Colour’ in the menu.
A colour audit No 3: Japan THAT ORANGE!
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Navy blue and white are the ‘black’ of Japan. That is what I have heard since I was but a wee chick. But WHAT ABOUT THAT ORANGE!!!! On a recent adventure in Japan, mainly Tokyo, we aimed our focus and cameras at Kyoto for a short while. The fact that this incredible orange covers all the beautiful architecture of this ancient place made me want to come back, and immerse myself in this iridescent hue. Japan has the most incredible understanding of colour and the how and when to use it. Orange is the colour of courage and the Japanese use of colour is always courageous and inspired.

A colour audit No.2: Tokyo GREENTEAGREEN
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Tokyo is one of the world’s great megacities. Full of contemporary and not so contemporary buildings and roads ways and overpasses, and urban railway lines, and electrical overhead wires, and all the other elements that makes up one of these huge, modernist grey landscapes. But there is green too. In the forests, meadows and parks. It is a city full of nature, just hiding behind something man made.

A colour audit No.1: Tokyo OLD AND NEW
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Tokyo is know as an electric, neon garden of lights and delights. Aglow, dazzling the inhabitants with all the hues of the illuminated graphics and screens that populate the night landscape.It is a 21st century world city.
But the old world and all the elements of its style and grace, which includes such beautiful things as kimonos, are ever present.

Clowning around
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Green
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Pink
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Orange
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Brown
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Red
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Pink
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Purple
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Blue
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A modernist palette
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The bright side
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Strange fruits
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It’s all connected
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A refreshing paletteShift_RedfernPalette.loShades of pink
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Taste the colour
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A colour diary
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Orange
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A study in blue
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Yellow
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Cotton candy, pink confetti and cherry petal carpet
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A colour audit No.1: Australia ICONIC NAFF
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A colour audit No.1: Berlin THE SWEET
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A colour audit No.2: Berlin THE TATTERED
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A colour audit No.3: Berlin THE ENDURING
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A colour audit No.4: Berlin THE 70S
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A colour audit No.5: Berlin THE TREATS
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A colour audit No.1: Tokyo OLD AND NEW
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A colour audit No.2: Tokyo GREENTEAGREEN
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A colour audit No.1: Melbourne AWAY FROM THE SUN
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A colour audit No.3: Melbourne SUGAR AND SPICE
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A colour audit No.3: Athens VINE AND BASIL
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A colour audit No.2: Athens LIGHT AND SHADOW
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A colour audit No.1: Athens TASTE OF GOLD
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A colour audit No.1: Italy ROMA
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A colour audit No.2: Italy FRIENZE
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