An island country is situated in the northwest Pacific Ocean off the coast of mainland Asia, Japan is a mysterious place vastly different from any other countries in the world. 73% of the country is mountainous while a majority of people live on the 29,751 km coastlines, Japan was blessed with abundant of natural beauty of endless diversity which helps to shape its distinctive culture. For the over 10,000 years spanning from prehistoric times (the Jomon period: 14,000—300 BC) through today, the Japanese have looked at forests and the mountains that nurture forests with reverence and awe. Mountain, forests and ocean have been featured in countless tales and artworks as symbols of mystery and enchantment. The influence of nature on Japanese culture has been enormous. You can see chrysanthemums, peony, cherry blossom, plum blossom, bamboo, hydrangeas, iris, hibiscuses and camellias frequently on traditional brush painting, fan, textile, embroidery, jewelry and lacquerware.
Embraced to ancient Chinese culture from two millennia ago, and modernized on the European and American pattern since 1870s, the dual influences of East and West helped to develop Japanese culture that offers familiar elements to the Westerner but that also contains a powerful and unique traditional cultural aesthetic. Japanese culture is known and celebrated for its richness, complexity, distinctiveness and beauty. It has long been a source of inspiration for the rest of the world. Beginning from 1800s, Japanese goods started to appear in Western markets particularly in Paris and London. By 1860, fashionable artists would purchase Japanese crafts from traditional folding fans to kimonos, from porcelain to lacquerware to display their exotic tastes.
The influence of Japanese art and culture on the west fine arts, sculpture, architecture, performing arts, decorative arts and fashion, especially on the Impressionists and Post-Impressionists movements, was so immense that French art critic and collector Philippe Burty coined the term Japonisme (Japonism in English). It referred to the study of Japanese art and artistic talent by the European artistic fraternity. From then on, Japan has been an inspiration to artists and fashion designers all over the world.
Japanese style of delicacy and exquisiteness of form, intricate details, miniaturization and simplicity, concepts of subtlety, characterize traditional Japanese artistic taste and influences visual art forms to paintings to home decor, from architecture to fashion. Christian Dior's Fall 2008 Couture collection and Armani Privé Fall 2011 Couture collection are two great examples.
LAVISHY is absolutely in love with Japan and the rich inspirations it has to offer.
You can find Japan inspired vegan embroidered wallets, pouches, coin purses, fashion necklaces, earrings and keychains from Elma collection, Funkii collection, Akina collection, Abiya collection and Flare collection that feature flower, birds and butterfly inspired by traditional Japanese brush painting, woodblock prints, lacquerware, jewelry, Kimono prints and embroidery patterns.
These beautiful Japanese themed vegan fashion accessories and gifts have been presented at leading trade shows in New York, Paris, London, Toronto, Vancouver and Los Angeles. Wholesale orders can be placed at leading wholesale market showrooms from Los Angeles to Toronto. Now, wholesale orders can be most easily placed online at LAVISHY official web site for gift shops, fashion accessories and clothing boutiques, Japanese museum/Japanese garden gift shops, book stores buyers.
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