CONTENTS of 2022 edition

Elegant daily life with an aesthetic sense of “Edo”. “Edo” is the time when people love seasons and pursue the elegant daily life.”Edo Design” is everyday seasoning that works well for your mind.

【SPECIFICATIONS
B6 size (w128mm × h182mm)/ 224page / all color / Digest English translation / with hidden pocket

Annual calendar

Calendar for 2022 and 2023. You can see the future schedule at a glance.

2022 annual schedule

This page is convenient for managing the schedule for one year in a list.

UKIYOE (Japanese traditional painting)

UKIYOE are included everywhere so that you can enjoy Edo visually. Two works from Hiroshige Utagawa’s ” TOHTO Famous Places” are posted.

The Edo Calendar 

An easy-to-understand explanation of the Edo calendar and time. The rhythm of life in Edo, which loves the seasons and lives with the sun, gives us an opportunity to review our daily lives.

The old maps of Edo

The cut-out drawings made in the Edo period are posted. Currently, the map is overlaid.

Pattern of the month

On the monthly top page of the weekly schedule, 12 patterns that match the month are posted with explanations from the patterns of the YUKATA of “CHIKUSEN”. You can also check the Nijushi Sekki(twenty-four solar terms) of each month.

Weekly schedule

Spread one week. Also, every week, we publish a column where you can get acquainted with Edo.

[Edo column]
・Sellers of EDO  ・Five Seasonal Festivals of EDO  ・Seasonal Food of EDO
・Craftsmanship of EDO  ・Explore the 100 Famous Views of EDO   ・Kamon(family crest) story

◎ Edo column example
Kanteiryu (Kantei-style) is a uniquely hand-painted typeface, classically used for the official signs of kabuki plays.

Kanteiryu (meaning Kantei-style) was named after Kantei which was the trade name for the calligrapher Kanroku Okazaki who painted the title of kabuki in his unique style which later became very popular.

This typeface has three intentions; the round shape illustrates the play running harmonically (the Japanese word for round – “wa” also translates to harmony), the inward strokes welcome crowds into the theatre, and the fullness of letters and its consistent texture shows the seats filling up with audiences.

Throughout the seemingly-framed borders, this typeface allows the  Kantei-style calligrapher to express the unique atmosphere or the tensity of that particular kabuki play.

Today, Kantei-style is selected for many occasions other than kabuki. This includes reference for printed fonts that are adopted from hand-painted letters.

EDO RECIPE / FUROSHIKI

A recipe page that reprints and translates Edo cookbooks into modern languages ​​and prepares them for modern use. You can enjoy reproducing the taste of the Edo period. An eco-friendly and convenient furoshiki that wraps various things and folds up small when not in use. This time you can master how to wrap a lunch box.

List of facilities associated with Edo (shrines and temples)

The main shrines and temples and UKIYOE that are closely related to Edo culture are posted.
List of art galleries, museums, theatres, and yose (traditional Japanese comedy houses) associated with Edo is also posted.

SUBWAY ROUTE MAP 

The route map in Tokyo is posted.

Free Page

A grid free page is installed at the end of the book.

Hidden pocket

You can keep small things such as tickets and memos.

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