This Artist Reimagines the Game of Thrones Characters As Japanese Warriors

Check out the ukiyo-e style illustrations!


In the Edo period (1615-1868), artists in Japan produced woodblock prints and paintings called
ukiyo-e, which translates to “pictures of the floating world.” The paintings would usually feature
sumo wrestlers, kabuki actors, geishas, courtesans, and warriors. Ukiyo as a Buddhist idea
means the sadness (uki) of life (yo). But in the 17th century, another concept pronounced as uki
meant “to float.” In turn, instead of depicting loneliness, the paintings illustrated the momentary
pleasures of Japan’s middle class.


One of the more prolific Japanese artists that can be identified with ukiyo-e is Katsushika Hokusai who painted the famous “Under the Wave off Kanagawa.” It was the first of Hokusai’s series Thirty-six view of Mount Fuji.


Filipina artist Alysse Asilo takes this classic Japanese art form and transforms the characters of the popular TV series Game of Thrones into ukiyo-e warriors. Check them out below.


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Daenerys

 

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Cersei

 

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Tormund

 

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Greyworm

 

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Tyrion

 

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Arya

 

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Jon Snow

 

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Sansa



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