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Wednesday, August 19, 2009



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via SAME HAT! by ryan on 7/21/09

Looking for that certain something to spruce up your home? How about a traditional ukiyo-e woodcut print of Kazuo Umezu's Drifting Classroom??

Our favorite and most energetic mangaka, Kazuo Umezu has teamed up with the Adachi Institute of Woodcut Prints to create a series of limited edition ukiyo-e prints of his works, using hand-carved woodblocks.

The exhibit features not only the signed prints, but the carved woodblocks used in making the prints on display. If you're in the Tokyo area, you can check out the show at GAoh! Gallery, which opened on July 7 and runs until September 13.

Adachi printmaster in effect

Here are the actual prints (printed in runs of 300, each sells for about $475):

Drifting Classroom psychadelic ukiyo-e.

Hebi Onna (Snake Woman) works really well as a traditional spooky ukiyo-e.

Makoto-chan peeing with scenic views.

Check out the "GWASHI!" hand-written in script, haha.

This is the one I'd get if I could afford one...

And finally, here's a promotional video from the GAoh Gallery site, with images of the prints and Umezu singing (and hamming it up, what's new?). Enjoy!

According to Gigazine, there will also be papercraft toys of Umezu's Makoto-chan House available at GAoh! Gallery:

[via UMEZZ.com & Gigazine]


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