Jul 7, 2014

Folk Art Meets Pop Culture In Takao Nagawa's Ukiyo-e Character Series

Ukiyo-e is a very distinct form of Japanese woodcut printing, and Japanese illustrator Takao Nagawa decided to flex his stylistic muscles to bring us a series of truly fun prints featuring classic characters from anime and pop culture in general. Featuring characters like Goku, Yoda and Kamen Rider clad in ornate Kabuki outfits and samurai outfits, this is probably the first mashup of this kind I've seen come from an actual Japanese artist versus the typical Tumblr denizen/illustrator.

Check out more of Nagawa's fun Ukiyo-e creations after the break.

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