We’d like to feature the Japanese color called moegi. Do you know that there’s two different sets of kanji (Chinese characters used in Japanese) for this color? While they are pronounced the same, they have different kanji! One is 萌黄, the light green color used to describe freshly sprouted leaves and the other is 萌葱, a dark green color as seen in spring onions. During the Heian period, the light green color of moegi is likened to youthfulness while the dark green color of moegi has been a fashionable color in the Edo era. Despite the same name, their difference in kanji each gives an entirely different impression!
We’ve compiled a series of artworks that revolves around the traditional Japanese color, moegi!