The Color Aesthetic Characteristics of Heian Period Expressed in Japanese Contemporary Fashion

일본 현대 패션에 나타난 헤이안(평안(平安)) 시대의 색미학적 특성

  • Masuda, Yoshiko (Dept. of Japanese Studies, Gakushuin Women's College in Japan) ;
  • Chae, Keum-Seok (Dept. of Clothing and Textile, Sookmyung Women's University) ;
  • Eum, Jung-Sun (Dept. of Clothing and Textile, Sookmyung Women's University)
  • 마스다 요시코 (학습원여자대학 일본문화학부) ;
  • 채금석 (숙명여자대학교 의류학과) ;
  • 음정선 (숙명여자대학교 의류학과)
  • Published : 2006.12.31


Japan's modern fashion, which already became distinguished in the world fashion market, creates originality by identifying its own color as well as shape and details from its tradition. The purpose of this study was to draw the results of examining the perceived meanings of color revealed in the culture, arts and clothing color of Heian period in Japan and searching them in contemporary Japanese fashion. The scope of study was the perceived meaning of color in Heian period and Japanese contemporary fashion. In the methodologies, the literature and the empirical study focused on Heian's culture, including art history, ethnology, and the history of clothing and the contemporary fashion collection. Japan's original middle colors and intermediate colors began to be created in Heian period. The color aesthetic characteristics of Heian period appeared the beauty of compound color, layered color, overlapped color in Japanese contemporary fashion.