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Ukiyo-e Heroes: video-game characters as samurai

Ukiyo-e is a centuries-old style of Japanese woodblock prints; in recent years, the style and techniques have enjoyed a resurgence. Now, illustrator Jed Henry is applying it ... to video games.

By July 9, 2012

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If 'Game of Thrones' took place in feudal Japan

An artist by the name of Seiji has taken iconic moments from "Game of Thrones" and reimagined them as ukiyo-e prints.

By February 5, 2014

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Nintendo's erotic playing cards

How much do you know about Nintendo? Founded in 1889, the company operated for over 80 years making playing cards.

By August 26, 2012

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Robot marching 300 miles from Tokyo to Kyoto

Eat your heart out, Energizer Bunny: Panasonic's battery-operated Mr. Evolta robot is on a 300-mile trek from Tokyo to Kyoto.

By September 23, 2010