Crests on Traditional Japanese Clothing

This is a link to a blog posting about a house in Gojo, Japan designed by architects Eastern Design Office for an artist, described on the blog as “…a traditional craftsman who puts the crest on Japanese traditional clothes.” There are a bunch of photos of the concrete house, with its repeating circular motifs, and this display of some of the artist’s crests (applied by hand to each garment).

About Lloyd Kahn

Lloyd Kahn started building his own home in the early '60s and went on to publish books showing homeowners how they could build their own homes with their own hands. He got his start in publishing by working as the shelter editor of the Whole Earth Catalog with Stewart Brand in the late '60s. He has since authored six highly-graphic books on homemade building, all of which are interrelated. The books, "The Shelter Library Of Building Books," include Shelter, Shelter II (1978), Home Work (2004), Builders of the Pacific Coast (2008), Tiny Homes (2012), and Tiny Homes on the Move (2014). Lloyd operates from Northern California studio built of recycled lumber, set in the midst of a vegetable garden, and hooked into the world via five Mac computers. You can check out videos (one with over 450,000 views) on Lloyd by doing a search on YouTube:

One Response to Crests on Traditional Japanese Clothing

  1. An interesting building, the use of concrete is something I am not drawn to naturally but some Japanese architects seem to have a real love for it. The work reminds me of Ando's architecture but it seems to benefit from being smaller in scale. The crests are a wonderful touch.

    Here is a link to some of Ando's work, the water temple for me is something quite special but some of the other works are a little stark for my liking.

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