The ribbon craft was historically used in fashion to express originality.
The French Ribbon color palette
A fascinating visual history of the French ribbon by Suzanne Slesin explores how the hand-woven ribbons from Sainte Etienne, France influenced everything from clothing to candy.
Kyoto Historic Monument Palette. One of our staff captured these photos depicting the beautiful temples of the Kyoto Historic Monuments during her trip to Japan.
Kiyomizu-dera, a Buddhist temple in Kyoto. The buildings, constructed in 1633, do not contain a single nail holding them together. The name means “pure water” and visitors can drink from the waterfall located at the temple, which is believed to possess the power to grant wishes.
Kinkaku-ji, or Golden Pavilion, a Zen Buddhist temple located in Kyoto, Japan. Each floor of the 3-floor pavilion uses a different architectural style: shinden, samurai, and zen. Pure gold leaf covers the top two stories of the Golden Pavilion. The gold is used to reduce and purify negative thoughts towards death.