上町祭屋台天井絵「男浪」図Ceiling painting festival stalls Uemachi "男浪 diagram" - Hokusai
These wonderfully decorative patterns on paper, known as Chiyogami, are silkscreened onto machinemade sheets of mixed kozo and sulphite. They are more popularly known as Yuzen in the United States. Sold in half sheets of 18
Detail of a beautiful bolt of vintage Japanese cotton fabric used to make ceremonial kimonos. The pattern features traditionally stylised ocean pattern, the foamy heads of the waves crashing against one another in a harmonious jumble.
Flights of fancy: A century bingata (stencil resist dyed) pattern of exotic birds and flowers on a cotton kimono. Exhibited at the Mingeikan (The Japan Folk Crafts Museum) Credit: Japan Times news photo
This would be an awesome tattoo design! I really like the wave design of this piece. And the anchor. Just not the octopus I think.