Three Volumes of Traditional Wave Designs

In 1903, Mori Yuzan, a little-known artist from Kyoto, created a design work comprising three volumes of traditional Japanese wave designs.

10.01.2019

WordsSolenn Cordroc'h

In 1903, Mori Yuzan, a little-known Japanese artist from Kyoto, created a design work comprised of three volumes and entitled Hamonshu. It presents various traditional Japanese wave designs that could be used by local artisans to adorn swords, ceramics and other decorative and religious objects.

Thanks to the internet, the book is reliving its youth through a digital version that is now available on the Internet Archive website. Its waves, an inexhaustible source of inspiration for artists of today and tomorrow, will also catch the eye of the litterati and those with a passion for Japan and design.