ART OF THE GAME: Ukiyo-e Heroes

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May 26 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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@Anime North

Saturday May 26, 2018, 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM

International C, Video Room 1

Delta Hotel, 655 Dixon Rd, Etobicoke, ON M9W 1J3

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ART OF THE GAME: Ukiyo-e Heroes

Directed by Toru Tokikawa, 2017

A journey of discovery into how a Canadian craftsman and an American designer, with a father and son generation gap, team up to revive the ancient art of Japanese woodblock prints (Ukiyo-e) by juxtaposing traditional art with pop culture icons: video game heroes such as Super Mario and Pokémon. Now they are making a new print inspired from a cult hit game Shadow of the Colossus.

Ukiyo-e: The traditional art form known worldwide as the “Face of Japan” has over several hundred years inspired Van Gogh, Monet and Picasso to create their masterpieces. Today, there are less than 10 remaining craftsmen in Japan.

We follow the making-of of their new print and witness the miraculous collaboration of the two contrasting artists: old-school and new-school, artisanal and digital, who need each other to create inspirational for a global audience. We also feature iconic Japanese craftsmen who work with them, including Ichibei Iwano, who is the 8th generation handmade Japanese paper grand master.

Link to the Ukiyoe Heroes works > https://ukiyoeheroes.com/

 

Trailer

“ART OF THE GAME: Ukiyo-e Heroes” is available on:

iTunes (digital/rental 

Amazon (Blu-ray)

 

Website: https://www.facebook.com/artofthegamedoc/

Reviews & Updates: https://twitter.com/artofthegamedoc

Posters: https://www.instagram.com/artofthegame

IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt5706420/


Details

Starts:
May 26 @ 3:00 pm
Ends:
May 26 @ 5:00 pm
Doors Open:
2:30 PM
Language:
English
Event Category:

Organizer

The Japan Foundation, Toronto
Phone:
416-966-1600
Email:
info@jftor.org
Website:
www.jftor.org

Venue

Anime North
655 Dixon Rd
Toronto, ON M9W 1J3
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Phone:
416-966-1600
Website:
www.jftor.org