November 14, 2008

The Strange Visions of Utagawa Kuniyoshi

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12 comments:

  1. Wonderful post, always a pleasure to visit. Thanks for taking the time to share, it's much appreciated!

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  2. Never heard of him before, thanx a lot for this new weird universe

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  3. oh get outta town
    these are remarkable
    found you thru flickr there, we were sitting next to each other in the pulp fictin pool....hahahah...that sounds so odd
    anyway
    fantastic blog
    keep up the good work
    josh
    (larspowderdry)

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  4. i would love to know if Hiyou Miyazaki gets some of his ideas from Utagawa such as the picture of the huge boar pin cushioned full of arrows just like in princess minonkoe( i dont think this is spelt right) :)

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  5. thanks so much for posting these!love it.
    saludos

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  6. thanks so much for posting these!love it.
    saludos

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  7. These are so deeply weird, I love them. Looking at these, Japanese animation makes a lot more sense.

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  8. Yup, that's my theory now. The typical anime/manga style = Utagawa Kuniyoshi + Dick Bruna :l

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  9. I also thought that Hayao Miyazaki could have been influenced by this work. The images definitely brought to mind some scenes from Spirited Away.

    Your blog is excellent!

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