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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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OtakuNoAnna Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
The link doesn't work... >_<
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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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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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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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Majnouna Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2011  Professional General Artist
Sure!
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Angel-Kazekage Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2011
this is made of win
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