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9:30 pm - 11/07/2010

Illustrated A to Z of Japan

Artist Yoriko Yoshida's "Asialphabet" illustrations depict the Roman alphabet (minus Q and X) as Japanese cultural items and traditions.

A [Akita]



B [Bonsai]



C [Chanoyu]


D [Dashi]


E [Ekiden]


F [Futon]


G [Geta]


H [Haiku]


I [Ikebana]


J [Judo]



K [Karaoke]



L [Loose socks]


M [Manga]



N [Ninja]


O [Origami]



P [Pachinko]


R [Rakugo]



S [Soba]


T [Takarazuka]



U [Urushi]



V [Visual-kei]


W [Waraji]



Y [Yakitori]


Z [Zen]



Source
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murrponchan 8th-Nov-2010 02:35 am (UTC)
The forced letters seem a bit strange, but I love the ones that seem natural!
rexona_woman 8th-Nov-2010 02:35 am (UTC)
this is cool
kurobarahime 8th-Nov-2010 02:36 am (UTC)
I'm sooooo happy to see Takarazuka in T! *hyper*
beastlover 8th-Nov-2010 02:36 am (UTC)
This is really clever. :)
killingsound 8th-Nov-2010 02:36 am (UTC)
These are gorgeous and the amount of detail is commendable. The ninja and futon ones especially charm me, though the Akita drawing is a bit questionable, haha.
israfel84 8th-Nov-2010 02:37 am (UTC)
Oooh it's really nice!!
I bought there a little illustrated book titled "50 things we love about JAPAN" and it's illustrated in a manga style with lots of things :P it's really beautiful
This one is very original as the things described adopt the form of the alphabet letter :D
And plz can someone explain me about Takarazuka?? I heard that name before u_u
noir_shiroi 8th-Nov-2010 02:39 am (UTC)
Takarazuka is an all female theater group that perform western, Japanese and original plays with lots and lots of sparkles.
atenais_pala 8th-Nov-2010 02:41 am (UTC)
It's cool.
lady_mercury 8th-Nov-2010 02:42 am (UTC)
I'm surprised Takarazuka got in before like SMAP. lolololol

amaelamin 8th-Nov-2010 03:26 am (UTC)
omg lol.
airairo 8th-Nov-2010 02:45 am (UTC)
Takarazuka!
earenwe 8th-Nov-2010 03:15 am (UTC)
So amazing!
roomgirl 8th-Nov-2010 02:53 am (UTC)
...didn't even notice that these were supposed to be letters.

Am incredibly tired.
goto 8th-Nov-2010 03:05 am (UTC)
shit lol i didn't notice either
come_on_hiroto 8th-Nov-2010 02:55 am (UTC)
amazing...
chockabon 8th-Nov-2010 03:06 am (UTC)
Trippy.
hsj_is_love_17 8th-Nov-2010 03:10 am (UTC)
L and P make me laugh. If V is for Visual-Kei, they should have used J for Johnny's then D:
ryui_suki 8th-Nov-2010 03:22 am (UTC)
The detail in these illustrations is amazing! So beautiful! Particularly liked A, E and V.
rainbow_yarn 8th-Nov-2010 03:38 am (UTC)
This is super cute! Sending to my friend who's an illustrator...
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