Bengaluru: At least 10 people were killed and around injured as Typhoon Hagibis made landfall in Japan at 7 pm Saturday local time , with wind speeds of kmph and heavy rains. The same day, Japan was also struck by an earthquake, measuring 5. Hagibis raised the water level by a metre along several parts of the Japanese coast. Six million people have been affected by the typhoon, which is expected to head out to sea again by end of the day Sunday. However, until just a day before, another flurry of images from Japan was causing immense curiosity on social media: A dark pink, almost purple sky. I was searching for the meaning of purple sky just now.
Why Hagibis, Japan’s worst typhoon in 60 years, turned the sky purple before wreaking havoc
Why Hagibis, Japan's worst typhoon in 60 years, turned the sky purple before wreaking havoc
Read on to discover the interesting historical background and some unusual facts for some important colors in Japanese culture. Like in most cultures, the color green is usually associated with nature and a sense of peace and calm. One of the most traditional hues of green in the Japanese tradition is called matcha iro , literally the color of matcha green tea. Since the 13 th century, the Japanese nobility would enjoy tea parties, and in the 15 Th century the tea ceremony was born and became highly popular among the samurai. The tea ceremony led to the birth of its own aesthetics and potteries which would be designed in order to admire the color of matcha green tea even more.
The sky turned a deep purple before Typhoon Hagibis hit the coast of Japan
Your account is not active. We have sent an email to the address you provided with an activation link. Check your inbox, and click on the link to activate your account. As Japan prepared to brace Typhoon Hagibis, Mother Nature put up a beautiful display to warn about the impending destruction. An electric purple sky.
Japan is a country steeped in tradition and they use the beautiful language of colors in their art, dresses, phrases and rituals. Even though western influences have changed several associations of colors, especially in art and dresses; some of the traditional color meanings are still valid today. Certain colors are very important at weddings and other rituals. There are many timeless rules associated with kimono colors as well. So let us take a look at what these different colors mean.