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Art of the Game: Ukiyo-e Heroes (2017)

TV-14 | | Documentary | 2 May 2017 (Canada)
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A Canadian craftsman and an American designer with a father and son generation gap collaborate to revive the ancient Japanese woodcut using pop-culture icons: Mario and Pokémon.

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Toru Tokikawa
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A journey of discovery into how a Canadian craftsman and an American designer with a father and son generation gap who collaborate to revive the ancient Japanese woodcut (Ukiyo-e) using pop-culture icons: Super Mario and Pokémon, and now Shadow of the Colossus.

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A Great Combination of Informative and Entertaining
11 February 2019 | by lschmi-00466See all my reviews

I loved this even more than I thought I would(and I came into it expecting it really like it)! I've watched some of David's Youtube videos on how he's made some of their prints, but this documentary takes you through the entire process, as well as some history on woodblock printers, and even where they get all of their supplies. I didn't realize how much time and work went into each print, it's fascinating! I would highly recommend!


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