They are traditional symbols used as family crests in Japan .
By the twelfth century, these symbols had been implemented as a distinguishing feature, especially for use in battle. They are seen on flags, tents and equipment. if you are interested in Japanese history, you might know a Shogun like Oda or Toyotomi or Tokugawa. Their symbols are shown on the right.
There are no set rules in the design of them. Each of them most commonly consists of a figure of plant, animal, man-made, natural or celestial objects, all abstracted to various degrees.
The traditional Japanese design related with the symboles continues for more than 700 years.
We would like you living all over the world to know what it is.
And now it's available on Japan Creative Center (JCC).
If you have a trivial problem during your stay in Japan ,Ask us through the Internet.
When you tweet something you want to ask ,Someone may answer to your question.
Visit Kawagoe ! Historical City in Japan.
Every Sat ,We provide free guded tour!
Comic Market Dec 2012 / Come to see us in August 2012 !
The Japan's biggest comic festival "Comic Market" was held through 29-31 Dec 2011 in Tokyo.
Around 500 thousand voisitors + 10 thousands
came to the festival during the term.The next session will be held from 10 to 12 Aug 2012 .See you next time!
10,000 Free Round-Trip Tickets to Japan
If you’ve ever wanted to visit Japan, this may be your chance.
In a desperate attempt to lure tourists back to a country plagued by radiation fears and constant earthquakes, the Japan Tourism Agency’s proposed an unprecedented campaign – 10,000 free roundtrip tickets.
Comic Market Aug 2011
The Japan's biggest comic festival "Comic Market" was held through 12-14 Aug 2011 in Tokyo.
Around 540 thousand people came to the festival during the term.It's the biggest number since 1975 when it was opened first time.The next session will be held from 29 to 31 Dec this year.See you next time!
Restoration of Japan
It was a devastating earthquake and tsunami.
In northern part of Japan a lot of people are struggling to live their life.
I'd like to introduce the movie theme song of "Virus" (or "Days of Restoration" called in Japanese) .
Oedo Antique Market
When the Tokugawa Shogunate was established in 1603, Edo (now called Tokyo ) became the center of Japan's government, culture, and economy. 2002 marked the advent of the 400th anniversary of that event. Edo was a thriving, verdant metropolis, with abundant water resources, of more than a million people by the latter half of the 18th century.
Oedo ( "O"+ edo : "O" meams great) Antique Market provides glimpses into the life and times of the people throughout the seasons of successive generations from Edo era to
the present day.
This event will be held at Tkyo International Forum.
The Japan's biggest comic festival "Comic Market" was held through 29-31 Dec 2010 in Tokyo.
Around 520 thousand people came to the festival during the term.It's the biggest number since 1975 when it was opened first time.The next session will be held from 12 to 14 Aug this year.See you next time!
There are 128 peices of the symboles that we are sure you can get imagination through on Japan Creative Center (JCC).They are downloadable with free of charge!
The design represents Japan.If you open a Japan-related shop,Why don 't you use it?
It is sofisticated and an eye openner for many of you and your customer.
You can put it on your T-shirts, tea cup and anything you want!
Whether you use it in personal or in business use,
You do not worry about copy right.
Because these symboles are made around 700 years ago.
We hope they are spreaded all over the world with use of commomsence.
All symboles we offer here are data re-created by Adobe Illustrator.
You can use them with Abobe Illustrator 8/9/10/CS on Win/Mac.
Here is our presentation of how to use Japanese cool design.