Star Wars Reimagined In Japanese Wood-Cut Printing Style


If the 'Star Wars' story had been created a long time ago in a country far, far away (Japan, that is), it might have looked very different. Some master artists and craftsmen from the Rhythm Force project, in collaboration with Lucas Films have reimagined various scenes or characters from the Star Wars universe in the traditional Japanese ukiyo-e style. This is a form of printmaking that has been going on for hundreds of years in Japan, where one artist carves the scene into a wooden block, one paints it and one prints it. Three different ukiyo-e prints have been created, of the Battle of Hoth, Darth Vader, and R2D2, and a very limited run of just 200 prints was made available of one, via Makuake, Japan's answer to Kickstarter. If you head over there, and you're fluent in Japanese, you might just be able to pick one up, but we couldn't say for sure!

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Such incredible work! 

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