Star Wars at Kyoto Kiyomizu Temple
A painting on traditional screens featuring “Star Wars” characters was unveiled at Kiyomizu Temple in Kyoto to mark the 400th anniversary of the birth of the Rimpa school of Japanese art, as well as to celebrate the Dec. 18 release of “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.” Kiyomizu Dera Temple is one of Japan’s most famous and iconic Buddhist temples. The Star Wars screens were drawn by Taro Yamamoto, a Japanese artist renouned for his “Nipponga” work. Nipponga refers to traditional Japanese art reimagined to reflect a modern point of view and multilayered cultural character. They are adaptations of the Wind God and Thunder God screens (Fujin Raijin-zu byobu) which were created by Tawaraya Sotatsu in 17th-century. It will be exhibited at the temple from December 8th to the 15th.
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