Cuteness and Elegance in Japanese Design
I was looking of images of Cherry Blossom SAKURA to illustrate how Kanji are used in Layouts thinking this fits into this blog's theme however loosely because Cherry Blossom is a cultural symbol.
I found two very contrasting images.
|Poster for show of Atomi paintings|
wonderful elegance layout that has yuugasa and miyabi and its just gorgeous!
however due to the large number of manga and anime pics online to find this image I also had to scroll thru a lot of images associated with a character called Sakurahime Princess Sakura .
It's extremely KAWAII and SHOJO and barely saved from being kitsch by the designers skilful use of cherry blossoms and a related color set in the background counter balancing the calligraphy to the right and plainer text at the bottom.
If I understand the Wiki this was also created by a female artist?
It's not a manga / anime I'm very familiar with so if you are a Sakura fan accept my apology.
My idea of a shojo is more beautiful creative and brilliant Winfrey from Full Metal Alchemist.
Finally a example of Sakura rendered with elegance on a kimono possibly one of the best and most beautiful way to display this national symbol?.
You're welcome to share other examples of Miyabi and Kawaii linked to Cherry Blossom!