Bujinga Sumi-e Star Wars.


Bujinga is a very specific Japanese art form that evolved in the Kamakura period. Bujin (武人) means warrior and ga (画) is painting. And so the bujinga portraits were depictions of samurai warriors intended to capture the legacy of the brave and pass them on to future generations.  In a contemporary iteration, bujinga artist Masayuki Kojo captures characters from Star Wars, creating versions of Darth Vadar and the Storm Troopers like never seen before.

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  1. rq says

    Epic. The painting style really does lend itself well to the idea of Epic. And Star Wars characters (I notice, villains only…), too. If I had the cash to spare (HAHAHAHA!), I’d go with the stormtrooper.

  2. says

    The one to the far right for me, if I was into that sort of thing. The costume pants are much more Bujin, and the tilt of the head is so wonderfully full of menace.

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