Pokemon Turned Into Traditional Japanese Prints

Pokemon Turned Into Traditional Japanese Prints
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If Pokemon had existed in 19th century Japan, perhaps fans would have collected prints like these.

[Images: Pokemon Center Online]

Obviously, they did not, so the next best thing are these modern takes on classic Japanese prints from Hiroshige and Yoshitoshi.

(Image: Pokemon Centre Online)

[Image: Pokemon Center Online]

(Image: Pokemon Centre Online)

[Image: Pokemon Center Online]

(Image: Pokemon Centre Online)

[Image: Pokemon Center Online]

(Image: Pokemon Centre Online)

[Image: Pokemon Center Online]

(Image: Pokemon Centre Online)

[Image: Pokemon Center Online]

Artisans carved both prints by hand, using traditional tools.

(Image: Pokemon Centre Online)

[Image: Pokemon Center Online]

(Image: Pokemon Centre Online)

[Image: Pokemon Center Online]

(Image: Pokemon Centre Online)

[Image: Pokemon Center Online]

(Image: Pokemon Centre Online)

[Image: Pokemon Center Online]

(Image: Pokemon Centre Online)

[Image: Pokemon Center Online]

(Image: Pokemon Centre Online)

[Image: Pokemon Center Online]

Via Curazy, here’s how the prints compare to the original classic works:

(Image via Curazy)

[Image via Curazy]

(Image: Pokemon Centre Online)

[Image: Pokemon Center Online]

(Image via Curazy)

[Image via Curazy]

(Image: Pokemon Centre Online)

[Image: Pokemon Center Online]

And some close-up details:

(Image: Pokemon Centre Online)

[Image: Pokemon Center Online]

(Image: Pokemon Centre Online)

[Image: Pokemon Center Online]

(Image: Pokemon Centre Online)

[Image: Pokemon Center Online]

(Image: Pokemon Centre Online)

[Image: Pokemon Center Online]

Each print is priced at 48,600 yen ($592) and available via the Pokemon Center’s online shop in Japan.

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