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Dragon Ball Ukiyo-e Woodblock Print Offered, Limited to 200 Copies

posted on by Amanda Ellard
Prints will be exhibited, sold at Anime Expo

Anime News Network's merchandise coverage sponsored by Tokyo Otaku Mode.

Beloved series Dragon Ball is receiving quite the honor with the release of these limited edition Ukiyo-e woodblock prints. Hobby Stock, which sells a variety of anime goods, is releasing the "Ukiyo-e Woodblock Prints Dragon Ball Ryu-dama Picture Scroll," featuring an image based on the manga's first volume. This product is limited to just 200 prints, available at the price of US$450 (45,000 yen) each.

Ukiyo-e woodblock printing is one of the historic Japanese traditional arts that has been passed down through craftsmen for over 400 years from the Edo period. These completely hand-made Goku prints are carved and printed using the Ukiyo-e technique on Echizen-style high quality, handmade Japanese paper.

Order reservations will be accepted beginning July 2 on Hobby Stock's website listing.

The Goku prints will also be exhibited and sold at Anime Expo 2016, where attendees will actually be able to see the beautiful works of art. Hobby Stock is also planning a Hatsune Miku Ukiyo-e woodblock print exhibit, "Ukiyo-e Hatsune Miku Diva Tōkaidō Hatsune Future," at Anime Expo.

For more anime and manga Ukiyo-e, check out these from Ghost in the Shell and Lupin the Third.

Source: AnimeAnime

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