Keita Sagaki reproduces iconic paintings like ” Botticelli’s “The Birth of Venus” and Hokusai’s “The Great Wave off Kanagawa”, using hundreds of tiny manga characters. From a distance, Sagaki’s replicas look like pen-and-ink recreations of classic paintings. But a closer look reveals that these intricate artworks are composed from thousands of manga and anime-inspired sketches.
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Japan is one of the few countries that can balance age-old tradition with modernity in such a harmonious fashion. This is especially true in the field of aesthetics and design. Japanese aesthetics encompass a variety of ideals, some of these are traditional while others are modern and sometimes influenced by other cultures.
Flower vases that swing as petals fall.
Designer: Keisuke Fujiwara
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Kofun are megalithic tombs for rulers in Japan, constructed between the early 3rd century and early 7th century. The most common type of kofun has a shape of a keyhole, having one square end and one circular end, when looked down upon from above. The funeral chamber was located beneath the round part and consisted of a group of megaliths.
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