It’s no secret that Star Wars is full of Eastern influences. From Darth Vader’s helmet to the concept of “The Force” itself. Now Star Wars is inspiring a set of LucasFilm recognized Ukiyo-e woodblock prints. (Ukiyo-e flourished in Japan from the 17th through 19th centuries. It was aimed at the prosperous merchant class in the urbanizing Edo period (1603–1867). Amongst the popular themes were depictions of beautiful women; kabuki actors and sumo wrestlers; scenes from history and folk tales; travel scenes and landscapes; flora and fauna – from Wikipedia)
The crowdfunding for this project on the Japanese fundraising site Makuake started less than a week ago and is already 475% funded. Which is no wonder when you look at the beauty and detail that has gone into these wood carving blocks and the hand inked prints.
There will only be 100 of each of these limited prints which are priced around $440.