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The Darker Side: 'Star Wars' Ink Portraits

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Bujin-ga is a very specific Japanese art form that evolved in the Kamakura Period (1185–1333). Bujin (武人) means warrior and ga (画) is painting. And so the bujin-ga portraits were depictions of samurai warriors intended to capture the legacy of the brave and pass them on to future generations. In a contemporary iteration, bujin-ga artist Masayuki Kojo captures characters from Star Wars, creating versions of Darth Vader and the storm troopers like never before.

The artwork will go on sale December 3, 2016, the same date of the global opening of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (it hits theaters in Japan on December 16). For more images as well as details on where to buy these devious depictions of the dark side, head on over to Spoon & Tamago by the link below.

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