An Amazing 1903 Guide to Wave Designs for Japanese Craftsmen is Now Available Online FOR FREE

Not a lot is known about Japanese artist Mori Yuzan, apart from the fact that he hailed from Kyoto, worked in the Nihonga style, and died in 1917.  In 1903, his wave designs were published in a resource guide for Japanese craftsmen looking to add aquatic motifs to their wares. The three-volume series, titled Hamonshū, includes variations on contained and free-form wave patterns suitable for embellishing swords, religious objects, and ceramics. 

Mori's collection was recently digitized and is now available for free on Internet Archive, a non-profit digital library of free books, movies, and software.



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