Milky Celeste - 藍白 -

Milky Celeste - 藍白 - - KUDEN by TAKAHIRO SATO
Japanese is known as one of the most difficult languages in the world.
However, because of this, it has a wide range of expressions, and there are many "beautiful Japanese" from ancient to modern words.
Here, we would like to introduce some of the "Beautiful Japanese" selected by the KUDEN team as "Beautiful Letters."

The shape of the letters is of course beautiful, but if you know the meaning, you can feel the depth of the beauty even more.
We hope you enjoy learning Japanese language not often listed in textbooks.


Today's Beautiful Japanese


Milky Celeste
(Ice Blue)

Read : Ai jiro (あいじろ)
Daily use: Not often


[ Meaning ]

A color name. It is a traditional Japanese color.
It is an extremely light indigo color, a slightly blue white (almost white), obtained in the first process of indigo dyeing. Also known as "white-killer."

Japanese quoted from :  wikipedia


This is one of our NAGOMI Shirt color.
Originally, indigo dyeing craftsmen added color to white cloth to make it less "white," so the name "kill the white" = "White-killer" was given to this color.

 In fact, the Sky Tree that you all know is an original color based on this lightest indigo-dyed color, 藍白.