November 22, 2018

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Ayako Takahashi

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Inspiring Graphics by Kashiwa Sato

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When I was searching for some inspirations for my own project, I came across an inspiring graphics for a very famous Japanese Kabuki actor, Shikan Nakamura VIII, by Japanese creative director Kashiwa Sato. In Japanese Kabuki world, all the Kabuki actors have their stage names, which are passed down between …

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When I was searching for some inspirations for my own project, I came across an inspiring graphics for a very famous Japanese Kabuki actor, Shikan Nakamura VIII, by Japanese creative director Kashiwa Sato.

In Japanese Kabuki world, all the Kabuki actors have their stage names, which are passed down between generations at some point. When Kabuki actors take new names, they usually have grand naming ceremonies, and Shikan Nakamura VIII also had a big naming ceremony in 2016 as he became the eighth person to adopt the name “Shikan Nakamura”. Nakamura’s three sons also got their new names at the same time, which the ceremonies for his sons were taken place all together.

Creative director Kashiwa Sato, who is also famous for Uniqlo global branding, did an amazing visual design work for the big naming ceremony of Shikan Nakamura VIII. Kabuki is a very classical Japanese dance-drama and has over 400-year history, but of course, it exists in this modern-day now. Kashiwa Sato created the amazing visual concept for the very traditional and classical ceremony using a very modern look, and it successfully shows the characteristics of Kabuki somehow.

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Special logo designs for each actors

new york branding sports graphic design agency

new york branding sports graphic design agency
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