Star Wars Ukiyo-e Crowdfunding Surpasses Goal by 400%

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…