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Kimono and the Colors of Japan

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Size: 6” x 10” - Pages: 235 - Published: 2005 - Price: $50 - Binding: Softcover

This is a great book called Kimono and the Colors of Japan....with an introduction in English and over 235 pages it is one of the best collections of kimono images I have seen yet. Well bound, on high quality paper this book is divided in to sections by color....each color section depicting brilliant kimonos with a large variety of subject matter. I have always thought kimono patterning a great resource for artists and tattoo background work. This book is perfect for collectors of Japanese design and patterns and tattoo artists in search of background inspiration.

 

Traditional Japanese Patterns #10

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Size: 4” x 6” - Pages: 250 - Published: 2006 - Price: $25 - Binding:  Softcover

This is another book in the KIMONO PATTERN DESIGN BOOK SERIES  that would make a brilliant addition to anyone collecting or in need of japanese patterns and designs. Great for tattoo background work, design bases and as an idea springboard this little book boasts 250 pages of full color images of kimono and close ups of particular points of interest in design. Imagery includes flowers, waves, fans, leaves, trees, animals and birds, fish, people and architecture all taken from vintage Japanese kimono. Very cool.

Traditional Japanese Patterns #8

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Size: 4” x 6” - Pages: 254 - Published: 2006 - Price: $25 - Binding:  Softcover

This is another book in the KIMONO PATTERN DESIGN BOOK SERIES that would make a brilliant addition to anyone collecting or in need of japanese patterns and designs. Great for tattoo background work, design bases and as an idea springboard, this little book boasts 254 pages of basic Japanese patterns and designs. This one is unique in that it full color and has some great chrysanthemums. It also includes many images of flowers and waves, birds, fans, maple leaves, and bright outer yukata imagery....very summery. Text in Japanese. Pictures are much more vivid in the book! Really a great little find

Traditional Japanese Patterns #9

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Size: 4” x 6” - Pages: 250 - Published: 2006 - Price: $25 - Binding:  Softcover

This is another book in the KIMONO PATTERN DESIGN BOOK SERIES that would make a brilliant addition to anyone collecting or in need of Japanese patterns and designs.
  This one is unique in that it includes many images of swirly waves with flowers in them like you see on traditional shoulder/arm/leg tattoo pieces where long thin areas are being covered. Includes many images of flowers and waves, birds, fans, feathers, drums, plum blossoms, cherry blossoms, bamboo and traditional kimono patterns. Text in Japanese. Sorry the pics are so faint, they are much more vivid in the book! Really a great little find.

Traditional Japanese Patterns #7


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Size: 4” x 6” - Pages: 187 - Published: 2006 - Price: $25 - Binding:  Softcover

This is new addition to the KIMONO PATTERN DESIGN BOOK SERIES . 187 pages of full color fabric samples great for anyone interested in traditional Japanese patterning. These patterns are reminiscent of older kimono patterning - pre 1950's. Very cool imagery for background work or as a springboard for original designs. Text is minimal and in Japanese.

Traditional Japanese Patterns #6
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Size: 4” x 6” - Pages: 255 - Published: 2006 - Price: $25 - Binding:  Softcover

This is another book in the KIMONO PATTERN DESIGN BOOK SERIES   that would make a brilliant addition to anyone collecting or in need of Japanese patterns and designs. Great for tattoo background work, design bases and as an idea springboard this little book boasts 250 pages of  full color images of awesome Japanese flowers -  predominately peonies, cherry blossom, chrysanthemums and maple leaves. This book includes a lot of vintage imagery used on traditional kimono, very, very cool.

Traditional Japanese Patterns #5 (Nagajyuban)
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Size: 4” x 6” - Pages: 255 - Published: 2006 - Price: $25 - Binding:  Softcover

This is another book in the KIMONO PATTERN DESIGN BOOK SERIES that would make a brilliant addition to anyone collecting or in need of Japanese patterns and designs. Great for tattoo background work, design bases and as an idea springboard this little book boasts over 250 pages of  full color images of patterns taken from lingerie kimono.Nagajyuban is the garment work between the kimono and underwear  - brief glimpses of the Nagajyuban from the sleeve openings are considered elegant and charming. This book contains lots and lots and lots of pretty flowers, plus some great waves, birds and butterflies. This is not outline work but full color illustrations - brilliant. Text is in Japanese with an afterward in English from the publisher. Reads right to left, Japanese style.

Traditional Japanese Patterns #4
(Sakura/Cherry Blossoms)

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Size: 4” x 6” - Pages: 265 - Published: 2006 - Price: $25 - Binding:  Softcover

This is another book in the KIMONO PATTERN DESIGN BOOK SERIES. This book is a little gem!  265 pages of full color Japanese cherry blossom images from Japanese botanical paintings, on woodblock prints, pottery, kimono, ceramics, laquerware andprints, as well as a section of photographs of the different flowers, in different stages of bloom. Text is minimal and in Japanese. This is a great collection of designs and would be hady for anyone interested in a cherry blossom tattoo. Would be a good  reference book to have around the shop and would make a welcome addition to any collection of books on Japan/Japanese culture and art.

Yuzen Graphics #2

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Size: 9” x 12” - Pages: 143 - Published: 2002 - Price: $65 - Binding:  Softcover

This auction is for a new copy of Yuzen Graphics 2, a great full color book of outer kimono designs and images. This book includes over 267 full color prints all appx. 2" x 4". The descriptions/text and sample headings are all in Japanese AND English so it is very user friendly. Images include butterflies, cranes, peacocks, swallows, tigers, foo dogs, onis like gods of thunder and lightning, bamboo, plum blossoms, chrysanthemums, and assorted flowers - all done in brilliant colors. This book is really good for both central image and background tattoo work and the color schematics are very eyec-atching and very Japanese. Great resource book for anyone interested in classic Japanese imagery.

 

Traditional Japanese Kimono Motif #1


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Size: 6” x 8” - Pages: 205 - Published: 1989 - Price: $35 - Binding:  Softcover

This is the first book in this series of kimono design reference books that would make a brilliant addition to anyone collecting or in need of Japanese patterns and designs. Lots of background ideas as well as about 100 different thumbnails of Japanese images. Text and titles all in Japanese. Really a great little find.


Traditional Japanese Kimono Motif #3


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Size: 6” x 8” - Pages: 205 - Published: 1989 - Price: $35 - Binding:  Softcover

This is the third book in this series of kimono design reference books that would make a brilliant addition to anyone collecting or in need of Japanese patterns and designs. Lots of background ideas as well as about 100 different thumbnails of Japanese images. Text and titles all in Japanese. Really a great little find

Traditional Japanese Kimono Motif #2

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Size: 6” x 8” - Pages: 205 - Published: 1989 - Price: $35 - Binding:  Softcover

This is the second book in this series of kimono design reference books that would make a brilliant addition to anyone collecting or in need of Japanese patterns and designs. Lots of background ideas as well as about 100 different thumbnails of Japanese images. Text and titles all in Japanese. Really a great little find.

Traditional Japanese Patterns #3
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Size: 4” x 6” - Pages: 250 - Published: 2003/06 - Price: $25 - Binding: Softcover

This is another book in the KIMONO PATTERN DESIGN BOOK SERIES that would make a brilliant addition to anyone collecting or in need of japanese patterns and designs. Great for tattoo background work, design bases and as an idea springboard this little book includes 58 pages of full color images of all types of flowers, fans, birds, clouds, bridges, boats, leaves, and graphics, and appx. 190 sepia toned or indigo toned images of flowers and plants, butterflies, bonsai, banboo, fans, cherry blossoms, gourds, and traditional designs. These images are great to use as a visual reference and are not done much justice in the pictures shown because their faint colors make them hard to photograph...they are much more vibrant and detailed in real life!

Traditional Japanese Patterns #1

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Size: 4” x 6” - Pages: 255 - Published: 2007 - Price: $25 - Binding: Softcover


This is another book in the KIMONO PATTERN DESIGN BOOK SERIES that would make a brilliant addition to anyone collecting or in need of Japanese patterns and designs. Great for tattoo background work, design bases and as an idea springboard this little book boasts 252 pages of single line drawings. It book includes many single line outline images of flowers as well as fans, waves, bamboo, bonsai, traditional kimono patterning, cranes, butterflies, maple leaves and cherry blossoms. Pictures are sepia tones so my photos by no means do them justice. Text in Japanese with an afterward in English by the publisher. Book reads right to left, Japanese style.


Traditional Japanese Patterns #2

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Size: 4” x 6” - Pages: 258 - Published: 2007 - Price: $25 - Binding: Softcover

This is another book in the KIMONO PATTERN DESIGN BOOK SERIES. Great for tattoo background work, design bases and as an idea springboard this little book boasts 258 pages of single line drawings. It includes many single line outline images of flowers and botanicals. Bamboo, maple leaves, chrysanthemums, cherry blossoms, pine baughs, sunflowers and thistles, all drawn in an antique Japanese hand. Pictures are sepia tones so my photos by no means do them justice. Text in Japanese with an afterward in English by the publisher. Book reads right to left, Japanese style

Japanese Traditional Stencil Designs


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Size: 4” x 6” - Pages: 255 - Published: 2004 - Price: $25 - Binding: Softcover

This is another book in the KIMONO PATTERN DESIGN BOOK SERIES. It would make a brilliant addition to anyone collecting or in need of japanese patterns and designs. Great for tattoo background work, as an outline for your own pattern work or just as a basic idea springboard. This volume features monochrome imagery including some great pages of flora and fauna, fans, waves, butterflies and repeated patterns found in traditional yukata and kimono. Text in Japanese. Pictures are much more vivid in the book! Really a great little find.

 

Aizome Art Patterns
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Size: 8.5” x 11.5” - Pages: 144 - Published: 2003 - Price: $50 - Binding: Softcover

This is a great book on Japanese noren and kimono designs...particularly the traditional indigo motifs. This book has some really great images, stunning foo dogs, carp, crane and long tailed turtles, phoenix, dragon, tigers, cherry blossoms, ginko and bamboo...it is a wealth of traditional imagery great for tattoo work.

Sketches of Kyoto Kimono vol. 1

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Size: 7 " x 10" - Pages: 207 - Published: 2007 - Price: $58 - Flexicover r

This is a great collection of vibrant beautiful kimono patterns. Lots of eyecatching motifs including cranes, foo dogs, fans, sparrows and just about every flower under the sun. I think it's safe to say that the flowers are this books main attraction - they are beautiful and perfect for tattoo work, both on their own and within an original composition. I really like this book series, there is a bird book in this series on our animals page that I can bird porn because it is just so good! If you tattoo this book will pay for itself in the first week it's on your shelf.

Cherry Blossoms
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Size: 8.5” x 8.5” - Pages: 120 - Published: 2007 - Price: $45 - Binding: Softcover

This is brilliant collection of royalty free, kimono inspired Sakura (Cherry Blossom) imagery that comes with a WIN/MAC compatible CD of the illustrations, allowing for 1000's of color/design combinations. The book itself includes over 100 pages of designs, both full color and stencil outlines, excellent for tattoo design. There are several examples of the same design but with different colors to illustrate the versatility of this book. Text is in English. Excellent reference book.

Traditional Japanese Patterns #11 (Okinawan Fabrics)
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Size: 4” x 6” - Pages: 255 - Published: 2006 - Price: $25 - Binding: Softcover

This is another book in the KIMONO PATTERN DESIGN BOOK SERIES that would make a brilliant addition to anyone collecting or in need of japanese patterns and designs. Great for tattoo background work, design bases and as an idea springboard, this little book boasts 255 pages.

Summer Kimono and the Colors of Japan

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Size: 6” x 10” - Pages: 230 - Published: 2006 - Price: $50 - Binding: Softcover

This auction is for a great book called Summer Kimonos and the Colors of Japan....with text in both English and Japanese and 230 pages of stunning images of kimonos. Well bound, on high quality paper this book is divided in to sections: Morning Glory, Eight Planked Bridge, Lily, Scouring rush, Celosai, Confederate rose, Thistle, Clematis, Dew and Grass, Autumn flowers, Japanese pampas grass, Miscanthus for roofing, Reed, Rose, Flowers native to the west, White chinese olive, Maple leaf, Hydrangea, Summer flowers and grasses, Plantain tree, Sunflower, Japanese lantern plant, Grape, Flower cart, Fish, Carp, Seashell, Goldfish, Plover, Waterfowl, Swallow, Peacock, Mayfly, Firefly, Rabbit, Flowing Water, Wave, Wave pattern, Sea, Boat, Round fan, Folding Fan, Circle, Wave circle and swirl. I have always thought kimono patterning a great resource for artists and tattoo background work. This book is perfect for collectors of Japanese design and patterns and tattoo artists in search of background inspiration.

 

Japanese Family Crest Designs
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Size: 4” x 6” - Pages: 318 - Published: 2004 - Price: $25 - Binding: Softcover

This is a great little collection of family crests done by the same people who did the KIMONO PATTERN DESIGN BOOK SERIES. This book consists of page after page of monochrome images of family crests and symbols. 15 images to a page make this collection a treasure. Definitely a must have for those interested in traditional Japanese art and design....text in Japanese.

Japanese Crest Designs
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Size: 6” x 9” - Pages: 400 - Published: 2005 - Price: $60 - Binding: Softcover

This is a great new book out by the same people who did the Kingyo (Japanese Goldfish) and Niwatori (Japanese Rooster) books. It is a complete reference guide to Japanese family crests including hundreds of examples and photographs of how they are used in daily life here (in kimono, artwork, laterns, noren, food, ceremonies etc.). The photographs are compelling and really bring meaning to the crests themselves. Incredibly well done. It is 400 pages....a total monster! There is an introduction in English but the remaining text is in Japanese and minimal.

Chinese Stencil Designs

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Size: 4” x 6” - Pages: 255 - Published: 2006 - Price: $25 - Binding: Softcover

This is a great book put out by the same people who do the Japanese kimono pattern design series. This one has 255 pages of clean monochrome designs that would make great, original tattoos. This would make a great shop book and allow artists the opportunity to have new flash at their disposal...these illustrations will grab the people who come in wanting - a butterfly, or a flower. Images include goats, zebra, rabbits, pigs, some great mice, tigers, wierd little foo dogs, cats, dogs, pheasants, chickens, flying birds, cranes, even a penguin, tons of fish, a great goldfish, frog, crab, insects, butterflies, all sorts of flowers, some of the best chrysanthemum outlines I have seen yet, trees, fruit, peoples faces, ox, and the 12 chinese zodiac animals. Easily 500 designs in one little book! Great for rubber stamps and silk screen work as well!

Edo Shirushi Banten
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Size: 4” x 6” - Pages: 255 - Published: 2006 - Price: $25 - Binding: Softcover

This is a great compilation of photos of Shirushi Banten - the short coats used in the Edo period that originated with the Iroha 48 firebrigades organized in 1718. The coats were dyed with a design that identified their brigade and position. Now they are worn at festivals and different neighborhood throughout Japan still have a unique design. The book includes photos of these festivals, coat designs and patterns, a few ukiyo-e/woodblocks featuring firefighters, and a lot of images of the different graphics on the back of the coats. These graphics are great for tattoo design.

1920's Images Design Book with CD-ROM

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Size: 8.5” x 9” - Pages: 112 - Published: 2002 - Price: $58 - Binding:  Softcover w/CD-ROM

This is the stuff your granny sported on her dresses... (or at least my g-ma did)! This is prohibition, Dorothy Parker and the vicious circle, Al Capone and the rise in popularity of Appalachian moonshine. The 20's gave the USA a personality and it is exemplified in the artwork from the period. Great images, not antiquated but definitely dated. Tiffany-esque but not the exploited stuff that you see on every stained glass lamp in Home Depot. The book is one of a series put out by a publishing house in the Netherlands and the whole series is amazing...I hope to list all of them soon. The book has introductions in English, French, Portuguese, Spanish, Italian, dutch, Japanese and Chinese....a little something for everyone! It is brand new, bought for auction and includes a WIN/MAC compatible CD-ROM of the royalty free images. It is appx. 8.5" x 8.75" and 112 pages. The designs are brilliant. Great for simple small tattoo pieces, and background work on larger pieces..show you customers what they want! Definitely for the ladies.....lots of tangerine and olive greens!

 

Japanese Textile Designs - Animals

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Size: 4” x 6” - Pages: 272 - Published: 2010 - Price: $25 - Binding: Softcover

This is a fun little book fill of animal images in Japanese textiles. Lots of flowers, birds and traditional Japanese patternwork, plus it's in color so you can see examples of some some of the unique color combinations that are found in Japanese fabrics.

 

 

 

Japanese Textile Designs - Flowers

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Size: 4” x 6” - Pages: 320 - Published: 2010 - Price: $25 - Binding: Softcover

This is the mate to the book above it and it focuses on flowers in Japanese fabrics. This book boasts a huge variety of flowers interwoven with a variety of traditional Japanese patterns, plus it's in color so you can see examples of some some of the unique color combinations that are found in Japanese fabrics.

 

 

Japanese Kimono Collection

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Size: 19cm x 26cm - Pages: 130 - Published: 2007 - Price: $45 - Binding: Softcover

This book was published by the same people who did the Yuzen Graphics Book up above. It features some beautiful vibrant kimono with lots of great imagery, trees, birdsm waves, a fujin and raijin, a hawk, koi....it's a great little survey book on Japanese kimono motif....

 

 

Child Kimono and the Colors of Japan

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Size: 6” x 10” - Pages: 240 - Published: 2007 - Price: $50 - Softcover

This is a great book called Child Kimono and the Colors of Japan....with translations in English and 240 pages of full color imagery this book weighs in as a significant tattoo resourceI have always thought kimono patterning a great resource for artists and tattoo background work and this book is rife with flower, animal and element imagery - perfect for collectors of Japanese design and patterns and tattoo artists in search of background inspiration.

 

 

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