Pokémon Turned Into Traditional Japanese Prints

[Images: Pokemon Center Online]

If Pokémon had existed in 19th century Japan, perhaps fans would’ve collected prints like these.

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

[Image: Pokemon Center Online]
[Image: Pokemon Center Online]
[Image: Pokemon Center Online]
[Image: Pokemon Center Online]
[Image: Pokemon Center Online]

Artisans carved both prints by hand, using traditional tools.

[Image: Pokemon Center Online]
[Image: Pokemon Center Online]
[Image: Pokemon Center Online]
[Image: Pokemon Center Online]
[Image: Pokemon Center Online]
[Image: Pokemon Center Online]

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

[Image via Curazy]
[Image: Pokemon Center Online]
[Image via Curazy]
[Image: Pokemon Center Online]

And some close-up details:

[Image: Pokemon Center Online]
[Image: Pokemon Center Online]
[Image: Pokemon Center Online]
[Image: Pokemon Center Online]

Each print is priced at 48,600 yen (US$450) and available via the Pokémon Center’s online shop in Japan.

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