Three Volumes of Traditional Wave Designs
In 1903, Mori Yuzan, a little-known Japanese artist from Kyoto, created a design work comprised of three volumes and entitled Hamonshu. The work presents various traditional Japanese wave designs which could be used by local artisans to adorn swords, ceramics and other decorative and religious objects.
The book may be 115 years old now, but it is reliving its youth thanks to the fact that it is now available in digital format on the Internet Archive website. The waves, a bottomless source of inspiration for artists of today and tomorrow, also catch the eye of the litterati and people with a passion for Japan and design.
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