From fashion to decor we have found a number of fabulous Japanese art inspired designs. Each design ranges from daring & colorful to serene to edgy & modern. There is a wide variety of inspiration to choose from to fit your mood and personality.
Our expert guest blogger, Morgan Roberts, owner of King Soleil, shares her interpretation of the famous Japanese painting, The Great Wave Off Kanagawa. See how you can be inspired by various Japanese design.
The Great Wave Off Kanagawa
I was always amazed at the Asian art in the Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC, one of my favorite places in the country. Specifically I love the ocean scenes. The Great Wave off Kanagawa by Hokusai inspired this embroidery hoop design. I have designed multiple accounts of this same hoop, but this specific design has been featured in many blogs, articles, and was featured on the front page of Etsy.
I took a chance with simplifying the design and creating a more serene viewpoint from the very famous print, but I feel the modern take allows the piece to be used anywhere in the home from nursery to living room. At 10 inches in diameter, once hung or propped on a shelf or bookcase, it will add a dramatic, yet neutral element to bring a nautical, asian, and modern addition to a space.
The clean lines and handle-free tea cups are a tribute to traditional design, while plain black porcelain and a gently swooping handle give the pieces a contemporary flair.
Japanese Art Inspired Handmade Felt Brooch
This sweet mini felt brooch adds a touch of color to your blazer, each individually designed and handcrafted.
Baring a resemblance to traditional Japanese Geta sandals, these chunky and colorful footwear make a bold and fashionable statement.
Turquoise Japanese Print
Inspired by Japanese art prints. This abstract landscape has a retro mid century modern look.
How have you included Japanese inspired art into your wardrobe or decor?