And now, without further ado, here are some amazing Yusaka Kamekura posters. Kamekura was one of the pioneers of Japanese graphic design. He was at the forefront in promoting graphic design as an essential factor of modern society, culture, and art.
1. Akihiko Yoshida – contemporary Japanese illustrator, Final Fantasy’s Ivalice titles 2. Alfons Mucha – early 20th Century Czech painter, famous for art nouveau posters 3. Arthur Rackham – early 20th Century English book illustrator 4. Babs Tarr – contemporary comic book artist and illustrator, Batgirl 5. Brandon Graham – contemporary comic book artist, Island, Muliple Warheads 6. Chéri Hérouard – early 20th Century French poster artist 7. Chihiro Iwasaki – mid-20th Century Japanese children’s book illustrator 8. Claire Wendling – contemporary French illustrator 9. Colleen Doran – contemporary comic book author and artist, A Distant Soil 10. Edmund Dulac – early 20th Century French book illustrator 11. Egon Schiele – early 20th Century Austrian painter, Klimt’s protégé 12. Elenore Abbott - early 20th Century American book illustrator 13. Elizabeth Shippen Green – early 20th-century illustrator 14. Gennady Novozhilov – late 20th century illustrator and concept artist 15. George Kamitani – contemporary Japanese digital artist, Vanillaware 16. Gustaf Tenggren – early 20th Century Swedish-American book illustrator 17. Gustav Klimt – early 20th century Austrian symbolist painter 18. Harry Clarke – early 20th Century book Irish illustrator 19. Greg Tocchini – contemporary illustrator and comic book artist 20. Heinrich Lefler – early 20th Century German book illustrator, art nouveau 21. Ivan Bilibin – early 20th Century book Russian illustrator 22. J.C. Leyendecker – early 20th Century American illustrator 23. Jacob Wyatt – contemporary comic book artist and illustrator, Necropolis 24. James Jean – contemporary Taiwanese-American painter and illustrator 25. Jen Wang – contemporary comic book author and artist, Coco Be Good 26. John Singer Sargent – early 20th Century American draughtsman and painter 27. Kathe Kollwitz – early to mid-20th Century German illustrator 28. Kay Nielsen – early to mid-20th Century Danish illustrator notable for working for Disney 29. Kevin Wada – contemporary illustrator, comics cover artist 30. Kinu Nishimura – contemporary Japanese illustrator employed by Capcom 31. Kosuke Fujishima – contemporary Japanese illustrator and comic book artist, penning Ah! My Goddess and designing for Namco’s Tales series 32. Kris Anka – contemporary comic book artist employed by Marvel 33. Leo and Diane Dillon – contemporary American illustrators (a married couple and illustration team) 34. Lily Hoshino – contemporary illustrator and comic book artist 35. Lois Van Baarle – contemporary illustrator 36. Marguerite Sauvage – contemporary illustrator and comic book artist 37. Masaki Hirooka – contemporary Japanese illustrator, Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia 38. Matayoshi – contemporary Japanese illustrator. 39. Maxfield Parrish – early 20th century illustrator 40. Mildred Louis – contemporary comic book artist and author, Agents of the Realm 41. Natalie Hall – contemporary illustrator 42. N.C. Wyeth – early 20th century American illustrator, Brandywine school 43. Pasqual Ferry – contemporary Spanish illustrator and comic book arist 44. Pavel Tatarnikov – contemporary illustrator 45. Pete Hawley – late 20th century illustrator, Jantzen ads 46. Ron Wimberly – contemporary comic book artist, Prince of Cats 47. Rose O’Neill – early 20th Century American illustrator, creator of the Kewpies 48. Rumiko Takahashi – contemporary comic book artist, Inuyasha, Lum Invader 49. Ryan Sook – contemporary American illustrator and comic book artist 50. Sachin Teng – contemporary illustrator 51. Sara Pichelli – contemporary Italian illustrator and comic book artist 52. Saskia Gutekunst – contemporary illustrator and concept artist 53. Sergio Toppi – recently deceased late 20th century Italian illustrator 54. Severino Baraldi, contemporary Italian illustrator 55. Sophie Campbell – contemporary comic book artist, Jem, TMNT 56. Stuart Immonen – contemporary Canadian illustrator and comic book artist 57. Svetlin Vassilev – contemporary illustrator living in Greece 58. Travel Foreman – contemporary American illustrator and comic book artist 59. Trina Schart Hyman – recently deceased American children’s book illustrator 60. Tomer Hanuka – contemporary illustrator 61. Vicki Tsai (vickisigh) – contemporary illustrator 62. Warwick Goble – early 20th century English illustrator 63. Winsor McCay – early 20th century American illustrator and cartoonist, Little Nemo 64. Yamada Uduki – contemporary Japanese illustrator 65. Yoshitaka Amano – contemporary Japanese painter and illustrator, Final Fantasy games
A katsura ningyo (wig doll) with six wigs decorated with chirimen, shibori, and paper ornaments. In the mid-20th century, dolls such as the one pictured above were commonly purchased as souvenirs by visitors to Japan.
More Weird Japanese Folklore — The Legend of the Ashiara Yashiki,
On the 3rd street in the Honsho district there lived a woman named Hanamoku. At her house, a mysterious thing was known to occur.
At the time when the flowers were sleeping and the ushimitsu plant was blooming, a horrible, rotten stench would invade the house, and a giant foot bristling with hair would descend from the ceiling accompanied by an enormous sound. If you washed the foot, it would soon disappear back into the ceiling. But if you didn’t, the giant foot would rampage though the house until satisfied.