Ultra Alliance Japan Project Offers Traditional Art for Popular Franchises
posted on by Jennifer Sherman
The Ultra J ~Ultra Alliance Japan~ project is running a pop-up shop at the Ginza Six Tsutaya bookstore in Tokyo for one month. The shop opened on Friday, and it offers a variety of unique art for various popular franchises.
With the theme of "characters x Japan," the project combines Japan's representative characters with the country's traditional arts and crafts. Ishimori Productions, Senkosha, Dynamic Planning, Tatsunoko Productions, Tsuburaya Productions, Tezuka Productions, and North Stars Pictures are contributing to the collaboration.
The pop-up shop is offering merchandise featuring bujinga (warrior ink painting) artist Masayuki Kōjō's work. His art features characters from franchises such as Ultraman, Gatchaman, Cutie Honey, Gekkō Kamen, Cyborg 009, and Devilman.
The items for sale include hanga woodblock prints, fabric boards, and T-shirts. Each hanga costs 34,000 yen (about US$310), and each fabric board or T-shirt costs 4,300 yen (about US$39).
Kōjō's other pop culture-inspired art includes Gundam prints that debuted in April.