Japanese Colors and Their Symbolism

Amélie Geeraert
Kokoro Media
Published in
7 min readDec 15, 2023

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Photo by Tianshu Liu on Unsplash

Japanese colors and their symbolism are different than the West’s since perceptions of colors are a cultural construct. They reflect the country’s history and beliefs. Read on to discover the Japanese culture’s different colors and why.

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Amélie Geeraert
Kokoro Media

Living in Japan since 2011. I love interviewing inspiring people.