What Star Wars would look like if it were made in Japan

To show that even centuries-old art genres can still keep up with the times, the ‘Rhythm Force’ project in Japan has come up with a collection of woodblock prints and paintings that depict scenes from a galaxy far, far away.

In collaboration with Lucas Films, the project has turned iconic characters and events from Star Wars – including Darth Vader, R2D2, and the Battle of Hoth – into Ukiyo-E prints. Popularized in Meiji Era Japan some 350 years ago, Ukiyo-e involves art being...

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