JOURNAL OF THE COLOR SCIENCE ASSOCIATION OF JAPAN
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  • Norifumi Kunimoto
    Type: Original Paper
    Volume 41 (2017) Issue 6 Pages 237-248
    Released: November 15, 2017
    JOURNALS FREE ACCESS

     In modern Japan, the colour theories are imported from Europe and America and are received. In the process, "Shikisai-Shinron" was written by Beisaku Taguchi who was a Japanese painter. This book published in 1907, is different from the books which mainly introduce European and American modern colour theories published around that period in Japan. Beisaku Taguchi shows the original viewpoint including the contents of the theory of Japanese colour culture in addition to the commentary of the colour theories in writing. This characteristic is an uncommon with the books of the colour theories at that time. The factors of a unique colour theory were that Beisaku Taguchi has been painter of Pon-ch{Punch, caricature}and Ukiyo-e, and he having been distance from the academism such as the Tokyo Bijutsu Gakko, and he had learned the colour theories by self-education as a Japanese‐style painter. On the other hand, Beisaku Taguchi died young without waiting for "Shikisai-Shinron" publication, and a technique and knowledge were not succeeded to disciples. This study intends to arrange the background of "Shikisai-Shinron" of Beisaku Taguchi, and clarifies its peculiarity.

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