Some Tasteful Japanese Aesthetic….

Tokyo’s kitschy English signs, like the ones I linked to yesterday, are purely for the consumption of the young wannabe urbanite.

The signage in smaller towns, particularly in the well preserved old towns, adhere to the spare, subtle norms of Japanese aesthetic. Elegant and beautiful, quite like the artful plating of their food or the simplicity of their gardens.

I found these creative signs enchanting. The last one (in the header gallery) outside a restaurant had a mechanised figure holding a menu card.

Sabi or the appeal of natural patina and aging, is an integral component of Japanese design, and is evident in these beautifully textured signboards.

Until next time…..happy travels, no matter where life takes you!

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Hi, I'm Madhu. Wanderer. Travel blogger. Story teller. Bitten late and hard by the travel bug, I am on a mission to make up for lost time.

98 thoughts on “Some Tasteful Japanese Aesthetic….

    1. Arent they lovely? I love weathered wood even in interiors. Thanks for taking the tie to read Imelda. I know how busy you have been 🙂

  1. The Japanese are always able to find more peculiar ways to everything. 🙂 Some are cute, some are just too bizarre. But we do love them, don’t we?

    1. Soon I hope Lisa. My tagline on Facebook reads: “To those that can dream, there is no such place as faraway” 🙂

  2. Hello Madhu. I’m Nick.

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    1. Appreciate the offer Nick. I don’t think allows advertising or sponsored links. Shall keep this in mind if/when I decide to self host my blog. Thank you so much 🙂

    1. I wish Jo! Have been bogged down by a whole load of personal issues. Trying to arrive at a balance. Appreciate the concern my friend 🙂

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