The layer of garments used in the collar of kimono creates color combinations. The color schemes change along with the four seasons are expressed powerfully through the kimono illustrations. A lot of Japanese words used for traditional colors recall the four seasons and their landscapes, and this makes us understand how important colors were, especially in the past, in the life of Japanese people. The knowledge of Japanese traditional colors is not only important when it comes to drawing traditional illustrations, but it can be useful when developing ideas in your work. Take a look at the series of illustrations portraying concepts of color schemes in Today’s Spotlight!