Photo credit: Takumi Toxin via Laughing Squid
For those unfamiliar with Ukiyo-e (translates to pictures of the floating world), it’s basically a genre of Japanese art which flourished from the 17th through 19th centuries. Its artists created woodblock prints and paintings of female beauties, kabuki actors, sumo wrestlers as well as scenes from history and folk tales. Illustrator Takumi Toxin decided to give The Avengers: Endgame characters a Ukiyo-e makeover, starting with Thanos. Read more to see them all.
“The artist spent a lot of time thinking about the unique patterns and kanji names for each character. Thor is pronounced tooru in Japanese, so he assigned the Japanese equivalent… Thanos’ 6 infinity stones served as the inspiration behind that name, which references the 6 realms of Buddhism,” said Spoon-Tamago.