Gundam Turned Into Traditional Japanese Prints

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When you think of woodblock prints, you probably don’t think of Mobile Suit Gundam. You should!

Bandai is rolling out some limited edition Gundam-themed hand-made woodblock prints. The Last Shooting print is priced at 50,000 yen ($446), with paper crafted by a 9th generation paper maker who is considered a Living National Treasure.

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The three-piece print is a take on Yoshitoshi’s woodblock print “One Hundred Views of the Moon.” It’s priced at 27,000 yen ($241).

Screenshot: Bandai
Screenshot: Bandai
Screenshot: Bandai
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Brian Ashcraft

Originally from Texas, Ashcraft has called Osaka home since 2001. He has authored five books, including most recently, Japanese Whisky: The Ultimate Guide to the World's Most Desirable Spirit.