Edomoji (江戸文字 : えどもじ) are Japanese lettering styles, which were invented for advertising in the Edo period. The main styles of Edomoji include Kanteiryū, Yosemoji, Kagomoji, Higemoji, Chōchinmoji and Kakuji.
The name yosemoji literally means "letters for yose (Japanese theater)". A combination of kanteiryū and chōchinmoji, it was used for posters and flyers.
This name literally means "cage letters". The characters are thick and square in shape. It is usually used in inverted form or sometimes as an outline.
Style of lettering used for sumo wrestling advertisements and programmes.
This very heavy, rectangular style is used for making seals.