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Treasures of Indigenous Peoples exhibition catalogue

Contributed by Gareth Hague on Mar 25th, 2020. Artwork published in .
    Treasures of Indigenous Peoples exhibition catalogue 1
    Shoji Tsumura. License: All Rights Reserved.

    The catalogue of the exhibition Treasures of Indigenous People at the National Museum of Ethnology, Ōsaka.

    Alias August is used for headline text. Body text is set in what looks like Sabon, with Japanese text set in a yet unidentified typeface.

    Treasures of Indigenous Peoples exhibition catalogue 2
    Shoji Tsumura. License: All Rights Reserved.
    Treasures of Indigenous Peoples exhibition catalogue 3
    Shoji Tsumura. License: All Rights Reserved.
    Treasures of Indigenous Peoples exhibition catalogue 4
    Shoji Tsumura. License: All Rights Reserved.
    Treasures of Indigenous Peoples exhibition catalogue 5
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    Treasures of Indigenous Peoples exhibition catalogue 6
    Shoji Tsumura. License: All Rights Reserved.

    6 Comments on “Treasures of Indigenous Peoples exhibition catalogue”

    1. Ryumin (リュウミン) and Yutsuki 36 point Kana (游築36ポ仮名) were used for the Japanese text.

      Ryumin
      fontsinuse.com/typefaces/40…
      www.morisawa.co.jp/fonts/sp…

      Yutsuki 36 point Kana
      www.screen-hiragino.jp/line…
      www.morisawa.co.jp/fonts/sp…

      They used Ryumin for the Chinese characters and Yutsuki 36 point Kana for the Japanese kana characters.

      Yutsuki 36 point Kana was designed by Jiyukobo and published by Screen Graphic Solutions Co., Ltd.
      www.jiyu-kobo.co.jp/

    2. BTW, the released date of Ryumin shown here seems wrong.

      fontsinuse.com/typefaces/40…

      The first weight of Ryumin, the thinnest weight, was released in 1982.

      ryougetsu.net/sho_ryuumin.html

    3. Thank you very much, Akira! This helps a lot.

      Screen Graphic Solutions Co. is the same company as Dainippon Screen, right?

      How is Yutsuki 36 point Kana related to Yutsuki Shogo Kana by Jiyu-kobo?

    4. Hi Florian,

      My pleasure.

      Yes, Dainippon Screen is a former name of theirs.

      Shogo indicates size. It’s about 14.76 mm.
      Yutsuki 36 point kana is based on a 36 point typeface designed by 築地活版製造所 (Tsukiji Kappan Seizosho). Yutsuki Shogo Kana is based on a shogo-sized typeface also designed by them. (To be precise, actually, Jiyu-kobo might have used another typeface by another foundry, which is based on the Shogo typeface by Tsukiji Kappan Seizosho, as a reference.)

    5. Thank you for the additional information. Much obliged!

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