Yûsoku Kojitsu Ron
A History of
Japanese Clothing and Accessories

Japanese Clothing

= Colors =

  

      One of the great frustrations with dealing with color and the computer is that one is at the mercy of the vagaries of different monitors and settings. To that end, the colors depicted here can only be an approximation of the actual colors they are intended to represent. In fact, very few of them look exactly like the prototypes even on my monitor, but I am relying on the expertise of Japanese sources that the values I am giving are close approximations of what they are supposed to represent.

color swatch
color name
DMX floss code
RGB color code
      To make life a little easier, however, for those interested in seeing exactly what the real colors are, I have gone through the DMC floss chart and attempted where possible to give the floss number closest to the actual color. This way, one can go to the fabric store and pick up a skein of the floss number in question, and attempt to match that to the dyes or fabrics to be used in any reconstructions.

      In addition, as indicated in the legend at the left, I am including the RGB code for reproducing it either for the Web or with an RGB-viable graphics program such as Adobe Illustrator or Photoshop.

 

Red Family

 

Imayo iro
DMC #xxx
#C63372
 

Koki (sûo) iro
DMC #xxx
#581635
 

Fukaki sûo
DMC #xxx
#6F0000
 

Sûo
DMC #xxx
#990000
 

Asaki sûo
DMC #xxx
#C53843
 

Koki aka
DMC #xxx
#CC0033
 

Koki ake
DMC #xxx
#663333
 

akane (ake)
DMC #xxx
#C82C20
 

Usuki ake
DMC #xxx
#F39250
 

Aka shiratsubami
DMC #xxx
#DE6250
 

Fukaki hi
DMC #xxx
#A50024
 

(Naka) hi
DMC #xxx
#EA0000
 

Asaki hi
DMC #xxx
#E54D36
 

Kara kurenai
DMC #xxx
#E4052D
 

Kurenai
DMC #xxx
#CC0000
 

Usuki kurenai
DMC #xxx
#F74F5B
 

U. kurenai awaku
DMC #xxx
#FA8B94
 

Koki kôbai
DMC #xxx
#AC2D50
 

Kôbai
DMC #xxx
#D25376
 

Usu kôbai
DMC #xxx
#E7B4C2
 

Koki ebi
DMC #xxx
#793138
 

(Naka) ebi
DMC #xxx
#A53841
 

Asaki ebi
DMC #xxx
#CD676F
 

Momiji
DMC #xxx
#993333
 

Botan iro
DMC #xxx
#CC0066
 

Ikkonzome
DMC #xxx
#FCBEBF
 

Tsukizome
DMC #xxx
#FF69B4
 

Arazome/Taikô
DMC #xxx
#F8C8BC
 

Kôrozen
DMC #xxx
#D2691E
 

Kuchinashi
DMC #xxx
#FF8C00
 

Hanezu
DMC #xxx
#EC7650
 

Akaki kuchiba
DMC #xxx
#E49A68
 

Ôni/Ôdan
DMC #xxx
#FF8000
 

Akaki shu
DMC #xxx
#E12A26
 

Shu
DMC #xxx
#FF3300
 

Usu. kôbai awaku
DMC #xxx
#E7B4C2
 

Sakura iro
DMC #xxx
#FAC8FA
 

Nadeshiko
DMC #xxx
#FFCCFF


Purple Family

 

Koki (m.) iro
DMC #xxx
#581635
 

Fukaki murasaki
DMC #xxx
#55154B
 

Fukaki keshi m.
DMC #xxx
#723867
 

(Naka) murasaki
DMC #xxx
#721C65
 

Asaki keshi m.
DMC #xxx
#B86DA9
 

Asa m. / Usu iro
DMC #xxx
#8A93BE
 

Shion iro
DMC #xxx
#562880
 

Koki ebi
DMC #xxx
#793138
 

(Naka) ebi iro
DMC #xxx
#A53841
 

Koki futaai
DMC #xxx
#644A79
 

Futaai
DMC #xxx
#7C5A95
 

Hashita iro
DMC #xxx
#A082B1


Blue Family

 

Kon iro
DMC #xxx
#38215A
 

Ai iro
DMC #xxx
#28355C
 

aoguro
DMC #xxx
#111111
 

Ao nibi
DMC #xxx
#184557
 

Fukaki hanada
DMC #xxx
#274765
 

(Naka) hanada
DMC #xxx
#3F729F
 

Asaki hanada
DMC #xxx
#8EADC6
 

Tsugu hanada
DMC #xxx
#618BAD
 

Mizu iro
DMC #xxx
#7ADD6FF
 

Kachi iro
DMC #xxx
#00005B
 

Ruri iro
DMC #xxx
#342C77


Green Family

 

Ao iro
DMC #xxx
#465B22
 

Asaki ao
DMC #xxx
#3F8D66
 

Usuki ao
DMC #xxx
#719337
 

Ao asaki midori
DMC #xxx
#45A780
 

Ao shiratsubami
DMC #xxx
#779458
 

Fukaki midori
DMC #xxx
#3F729F
 

(Naka) midori
DMC #xxx
#00995D
 

Asa midori
DMC #xxx
#7ABA84
 

Midori ao
DMC #xxx
#006633
 

Awakitokusa
DMC #xxx
#57AE7C
 

Hisoku
DMC #xxx
#86E0CC
 

Koki moegi
DMC #xxx
#39681A
 

Moegi
DMC #xxx
#519324
 

Usuki moegi
DMC #xxx
#66BA2E
 

Usuki m. awaku
DMC #xxx
#8CD75B
 

Ao kuchiba
DMC #xxx
#78893D
 

Kikujin
DMC #xxx
#818100
 

Rokushô iro
DMC #xxx
#337B5F
 

Mokusai iro
DMC #xxx
#40865E


Yellow Family

 

Ominaeshi iro
DMC #xxx
#E6F639
 

Fukaki ki
DMC #xxx
#D4D900
 

(Naka) ki
DMC #xxx
#FBFF44
 

Asaki Ki
DMC #xxx
#E7EA75
 

Ukon iro
DMC #xxx
#FFCC00
 

Yamabuki
DMC #xxx
#F2C539
 

Usuki yamabuki
DMC #xxx
#F5D36B
 

Kôji iro
DMC #xxx
#E2A96F
 

Kanzô iro
DMC #xxx
#FEB75E
 

Kuchiba iro
DMC #xxx
#F6C64F
 

Haji iro
DMC #xxx
#E29B49


Brown Family

 

Hiwada iro
DMC #xxx
#6A1104
 

Ochiguri iro
DMC #xxx
#64392F
 

Ichi iro
DMC #xxx
#F6B573


Black & White Family

 

Shiro
DMC #xxx
#F9FBED
 

Usuki sumi
DMC #xxx
#7A7E69
 

Nibi iro
DMC #xxx
#676965
 

Sumizome
DMC #xxx
#383A32
 

Kuro
DMC #xxx
#1B1617

 

 

 

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