(via raiden shogun, raiden mei, and raiden mei (genshin impact and 3 more) drawn by kittew | Danbooru)
Godzilland Wet Wipes (1997)
Green Japanese Candy and Snacks
1. Sakuma Drops Mixed Juice Candy
2. Puccho Chewy Candy - Melon
3. Heart Nerichew Muscat Gum
4. Moomin Xylitol Muscat Sweet Tea Gum
Princess Mononoke’s mother wolf Moro and Howl’s Moving Castle’s Witch of the Waste are both voiced by a famous singer and drag queen Akihiro Miwa.
Akihiro Miwa (born in 1935) is one of the most prominent queer icon in Japanese history, who survived the atomic bombing of Nagasaki (his hometown) during WW2.
This clip is from a document How Princess Mononoke Was Born (1998)
Here’s a video clip of the finishes scene in the movie between Moro and Ashitaka.
“LAMP FLOWER” // 1994
YOSHITOMO NARA 奈良 美智
[acrylic on canvas | 55 x 40 cm.]
Shibata Zeshin 柴田是眞
Mouse,19th century/Edo Period
Concept art from the PlayStation 2 survival horror game “Kuon” by From Software
If you played From Software’s other games, especially Sekiro, then you will recognize some of these designs. If you’re curious about Kuon, feel free to check out my latest video about it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dKiNEBDCCRw
Kyoto Encounter in LEGO
Yesterday @johnreiley recreated a portrait in LEGO during our livestream and it reminded me of a similar photo I had done a few years ago (we even used the same minifig!)
This was inspired by Brian Miller's photo of a woman in a kimono walking past an alley.
Brian Miller | 500px
I already had built the Japanese alleyway as a book nook (which I showed during the live shoot in a previous stream) and so I actively sought out photos for inspo.
LEGO made a geisha minifigure before so I used that without changing anything (for example her red kimono to something dark like in the inspo).
I wanted LEGO fans to instantly recognize her even though she's so out of focus you can't see her kimono print.
Plus, I liked the red pop.
Then I matched the bike color so it would connect the two better, like in the inspo. (Inspho? Yes? Yes.)
I chose to use another build as the background and frame the geisha in the Asian door pattern for contrast. Because we can't see her kimono, I wanted to get some kind of Japanese pattern back there.
I still really like this photo. The livestream with John rekindled my interest in recreating a photo in LEGO form so I'll start looking for inspo inspho this week.