Japanese cutout: The Samurai Screenshots
Japanese cutout: The Samurai
Powerful art work evolved from traditional cutout
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Hyakkimaru, the artist, debuted as a cutout designer in 1980. So far, Hyakkimaru has handled over 700 cutouts for the covers of independent books, magazines, and libraries. Recently, he has attracted much attention by presenting 3D cutouts or life- size cutouts.
Japanese cutout: The Samurai presents both 2D and 3D cutouts of Shingen Takeda–, Japanese representative warrior– and his 24 retainer samurai. In included video, you can see the process of cutout making. Please enjoy the extraordinary technique and the explosive impact of the works.
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Hyakkimaru was born in 1951 in Yamanashi prefecture. He graduated from the department of architecture in the School of Engineering at the University of Toyo. After gaining job experience, Hyakkimaru started cutout art in Tokoname, Aichi prefecture in 1977. His first piece was a book cover for Okei, which was written by Mitsugu Saotome (Bunsyun library). So far Hyakkimaru has handled over 700 cutouts for the covers of independent books, magazines, and libraries. He is active as a cutout designer who represents Japan worldwide.
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