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Nihon no Otaku - Mac by Majnouna Nihon no Otaku - Mac by Majnouna
To download the Mac and PC icons please refer to my :pointr:Downloads Page:pointl:, where you'll find all my icon sets, my terms of use and the licenses I offer.

A systen Mac OSX set based on traditional Japanese culture.

PS: A full explanation of the icons is included in the Read Me file, but for those who don't download them, here it is:

Finder: I offer two new versions of the finder face: manga and ukiyo-e.

Computer: The original computer!

Home: Based on my friends' village house.

Documents, clipping, folders: Origami paper and a folded pocket for the folders.

Documents folder: Origami paper is sometimes sold in fanned-out packs.

System and Classic folders: Japan's current flag and the more ancient Emperor's standard (I know it's still in use, it's just much older).

Desktop: A desk all set for calligraphy work!

Users: 3 Noh masks.

Applications: fude, the calligraphy brush.

Delete: tantou, the dagger that accompanied all warriors besides their swords.

Eject: The background motif comes from a Japanese family crest.

Customize: Bonsai basami, the shears used to "customise" and care for bonsai.

Burn: hibachi, the brazier.

CD, CD-R, DVD, DVD-R: I used tsuba, sword guards, whose circular shape was appropriate; the simple shape is for CDs, the more elaborate one for DVDs, and the blank version of each is for the recordable devices.

Internal HD: Tansu , a wooden chest. Obviously the place to store everything else.

External HD: Ishidourou , the stone lantern that is erected in gardens. It's external and it's hard...

Removeable HD: Inrou, a medicine purse that was carried around hanging from the belt.

iPod: Wouldn't this baby look wonderful as an inrou? :^)

Favorites: Maneki-neko, of course!

Find: Shikoku, a Japanese dog breed. Fetch!

Drop box: Tokkuri, the sake bottle. After all, everyone pours from it instead of drinking directly from each other's cups...

Library: A scroll.

Public and Private: The torii is a large archway that marks the entrance to a Shinto shrine. In contrast, Jizou-bosatsu represents the effigy of the deity, usually hidden within the shrine. Hence the public/private folders.

Movies: Classics of Japanese cinema, Kurosawa to be more specific.

Music: Biwa, the Japanese lute.

Pictures: From a karuta (card) game.

Trash: Choose between the Daruma doll whose eyes are colored in when the trash is full, or the open/closed kasa

Network and sites folder: Based on an ancient Japanese map.

iDisk: Noren, an entrance curtain omnipresent in Japan. It consists of two or more flaps of fabric one walks right through, with a design printed over both.

Fonts: I'm sure you've guessed it the Kanji for "character".

System preferences: An example of sumi-e, ink painting.

Icons folder: Double reference, as the icons used literally are Japanese icons.

Extra icons just for fun: A happi or worker's jacket, a shamisen, which is a string instrument, an o-mamori, a kind of talisman, a chouchin or paper lantern, and a family of koi, the sacred carps.

Nihon no Otaku set Joumana Medlej, January 2005
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:iconotakunoanna:
OtakuNoAnna Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
The link doesn't work... >_<
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:iconmajnouna:
Majnouna Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2012  Professional General Artist
Fixed, try again.
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OtakuNoAnna Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks!
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MindlessThinker Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
:heart: i love this so so much...but i have no idea how to replace the icons on my mac with these...help me please??
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:iconmajnouna:
Majnouna Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2011  Professional General Artist
To replace them all automatically (all the folder and file icons, etc), you need a software from iconfactory.com named Candybar.
But to replace them manually, just click on the icon you want to use in the finder, press cmd-I, click the icon and copy it. Then click on the folder you want to use it on, cmd-I, and paste!
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Yukiko11 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Will these still work for newer OS X systems, like snow leopard?
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:iconmajnouna:
Majnouna Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2011  Professional General Artist
Sure!
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:iconyukiko11:
Yukiko11 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Will these still work for newer OS X systems, like snow leopard?
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:iconmajnouna:
Majnouna Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2011  Professional General Artist
Sure!
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:iconangel-kazekage:
Angel-Kazekage Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2011
this is made of win
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:iconmajnouna:
Majnouna Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2011  Professional General Artist
Cheers :D
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:iconangel-kazekage:
Angel-Kazekage Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2011
:headbang:
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:iconolamshalom:
OlamShalom Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2010  Hobbyist
Very creative! Now I shall theme my MacBook.
:aww:
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:iconmajnouna:
Majnouna Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2010  Professional General Artist
Cool :aww:
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:iconcaipirina:
Caipirina Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2010  Hobbyist Artist
Hi! one question, can I use some of them to customize the icon in my DA journal plz? :+fav:
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:iconmajnouna:
Majnouna Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2010  Professional General Artist
Sorry but no, that's not what they're for.
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:iconcaipirina:
Caipirina Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2010  Hobbyist Artist
it's ok in the end I didn't even use icons, but thanks anyway =)
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:iconromaji:
Romaji Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I so want this for vista :P
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:iconmajnouna:
Majnouna Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2010  Professional General Artist
Sowwy :)
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:iconromaji:
Romaji Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
It's okay! I found the PC ones after I commented, and they work. :aww:
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AstroKitti Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2009
I love the trash ones - Empty and full. :D
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:iconmajnouna:
Majnouna Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2009  Professional General Artist
Kewl :D
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geckoSegno Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
hahaha the "finder" icon is so perfect!
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:iconmajnouna:
Majnouna Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2009  Professional General Artist
Thanks :D
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:iconmortress:
Mortress Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2009
Thank you! They're great :D .
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:iconmajnouna:
Majnouna Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2009  Professional General Artist
:D
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:iconninjagrifon:
NinjaGrifon Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
Awesome!! I wish I had a traditional japanese mac...
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:iconmajnouna:
Majnouna Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2009  Professional General Artist
:)
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xXDontPokeMeIBiteXx Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2008
Oh I absolutely love them! However, when i downloaded them none of the icons would show. I downloaded them again and the same thing happened.
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:iconmajnouna:
Majnouna Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2008  Professional General Artist
You have to unzip the pack yourself, don't let your computer do it automatically :)
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:icon0k4mi:
0k4mi Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2008
hey! .. i download it . and know what i do?? :P
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:iconmajnouna:
Majnouna Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2008  Professional General Artist
Sorry, if you don't know how to install computer icons then it's way too much trouble for me to explain – try googling it...
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0k4mi Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2008
ok .. thanx
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GraphicFoundry Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2008  Professional General Artist
Oh my God, I love it! I used to do bunches of icons when I was a kid. These are brilliant and, while I'm more of a Windows man, I can really appreciate the designs. Excellent work.
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:iconmajnouna:
Majnouna Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2008  Professional General Artist
Icons are so much fun to make :aww: Thanks for appreciating!
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mmmichaels Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2008
These are great, one question though, how do i 'get info' on the finder to change the icon because i can do all the others but this one :/

help!

cheers :D
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:iconmajnouna:
Majnouna Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2008  Professional General Artist
Just select the folder and press command-I :)
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:iconmmmichaels:
mmmichaels Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2008
Cheers
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:iconaelislaurel:
AelisLaurel Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2008
I want to turn "DVD" into a piece of jewelry... but I think "computer" is one of my favorites! :heart:
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:iconmajnouna:
Majnouna Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2008  Professional General Artist
How cool would that be :XD: Cheers!
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:iconmarkinhusp:
markinhusp Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2007   Interface Designer
COOL ICONS!
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:iconmajnouna:
Majnouna Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2007  Professional General Artist
:XD:
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:iconmacmasterkay:
macmasterkay Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2007   Interface Designer
They are great.These will liven up my osx
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:iconmajnouna:
Majnouna Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2007  Professional General Artist
Cool, enjoy them!
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ShinigamiRubberDucky Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
These are awesome ^^! Good work, the new icons have livened up my mac :D
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:iconmajnouna:
Majnouna Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2007  Professional General Artist
That's great! :aww:
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:iconmausergirl:
MauserGirl Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2006
Those are so cool. Unfortunately I just have a PC. :(
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:iconmajnouna:
Majnouna Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2006  Professional General Artist
Aw darn!
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Sophieluva Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2007
Yeah me too. They look great though :)
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MauserGirl Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2006
Those are so cool. Unfortunately I just have a PC. :(
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