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Updated: May 13, 2019

Japanese Traditional Font

The font you would see at shrines or temples. The font you would see on a soba noodle restaurant sign and noren (shop curtain). What are those? What are these? There are so many different styles of “fonts” in Tokyo. Japanese traditional fonts are still on the scene like kimono.


Once you change into furisode kimono, you would look like the kanji, “東京 (Tokyo)” . Welcome to the trip of “Another Tokyo” . Let’ s take a walk into the magical world!


This is “Tokyo” . This font is called “Kakuji” which has been around since Edo period. It looks like the character of the old invader game, doesn’ t it?


These black and white stickers are “senjafuda” , You can find them in shrines or temples. It looks so cool!!


Detailed Information

  • PLACE: Background Senjyafuda Kandamyojin Shrine 2-16-2 Soto Kanda Tokyo-to
  • MODELS: Lili Johansson & Sharar Lazima
  • PHOTOGRAPHER: Mitsuaki Koshizuka
  • CLOTHING: Kapuki