Takayuki Takeya is one of Japan's most talented—and unusual figure sculptors. His work is sometimes dark and even disturbing, but it's always interesting and often very cool.
Recently in Tokyo, Takeya's work was on display at 3331 Arts Chiyoda. This was his first exhibit in over a decade. Have a look:
Takeya might be best known for his work on Bandai's Super Imaginative Chogokin line of figurines. That, or his Revoltech Takeya series of Buddhist statues. Takeya has also done video game work, such as overseeing the Yoshimitsu design on Tekken Tag Tournament 2.
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