[“Shakugan no Shana” 20th Anniversary] Ukiyo-e woodblock prints using newly drawn illustrations of “Shana” in kimono will be released and made into figures!
From KADOKAWA Co., Ltd. (Headquarters: Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, President: Tsuyoshi Natsuno, hereinafter referred to as KADOKAWA), the original illustrator of Dengeki Bunko’s popular novel “Shakugan no Shana” (author: Yashichiro Takahashi), which celebrated its 20th anniversary. An ukiyo-e woodblock print using a newly drawn illustration of Shana in a glossy Japanese dress by Mr. Noidi Ito will be available for pre-order from December 1, 2022 (Thursday), with a limited number of 100 first editions. It will be sold on a first-come-first-served basis at Dengekiya, which has been transferred to the Kadokawa store. In addition, we are planning to make a figure using a newly drawn illustration! A follow-up report is scheduled for late February 2023. Don’t miss it!
[Limited to 100 copies of the first edition] “Shakugan no Shana” 20th Anniversary Ukiyo-e Woodblock Print Shakugan no Bijinzu Shana
The illustrations are drawn by Mr. Noizi Ito, who worked on the illustrations for the original novel.
The engraving of the ukiyo-e was done by Ms. Saeko Nagai, a
traditional craftsman who received an award from the government for her achievements. Mr. Masato is working on it, and all of the ukiyo-e production processes are done by hand, and traditional techniques are scattered everywhere.
Please enjoy “Shakugan no Shana”, which celebrated its 20th
anniversary, and the ukiyo-e woodblock print “Ukiyo-e Woodblock Print Shakugan no Bijinzu Shana” full of the charm of its heroine Shana. [Image 2
[Table 2: https://prtimes.jp/data/corp/7006/table/11596_1_0d3e0537c091538b7debd5802527d41b.jpg ]
■ Product specifications
Product contents: 1 woodblock print, with special frame, certificate, commentary Picture size: W about 227mm x H about 360mm
Size (forehead): W about 413mm x H about 528mm x D about 35mm Material (body): Japanese paper
Material (frame): wood, back plate, wooden plywood
Japanese paper: Living National Treasure Ichibei Iwano Echizen Kisuki Hosho Engraver: Saeko Nagai
Printer: Makoto Nakayama
Manufacturer: Bansan Co., Ltd.
■ Craftsman profile
[Sculptor] Saeko Nagai
Agency for Cultural Affairs Selected Intangible Cultural Property Preservation Technique Certified Craftsman / Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry Certified Edo Woodblock Print Traditional Craftsman Born in Sumida Ward in 1983 (Showa 58). Graduated from Kyoto College of Traditional Arts.
In 2010, he became an apprentice as an ukiyo-e woodblock print engraver under the Arakawa-ku traditional craft technology successor training project, and became independent after training for six years. Involved in the production of contemporary ukiyo-e prints such as “Star Wars” and the Japanese anime Naruto, as well as reprints of works by Hokusai, Hiroshige, and Hasui Kawase.
January 2013 Performed carving at the Tokyo Traditional Crafts Exhibition at Shinjuku Takashimaya.
November 2013 Demonstration of carving at the National Victoria and Albert Museum, UK.
January 2014 Shows a carving demonstration at the Tokyo Traditional Crafts Exhibition at Shinjuku Takashimaya.
[Printer] Masato Nakayama
1958 Born in Kumamoto Prefecture, Kyushu
Graduated from Kyoto Seika University, Faculty of Fine Arts, majoring in Western painting
Became an apprentice at Sato Mokuhanga Koubou and studied under Mr. Keizo Sato, a printer, and learned how to print
Demonstration of Ukiyo-e printing at Kyoto Seika University
Submitted to the 1st Ukiyo-e Woodblock Print Exhibition (Tokyo/Kyoto) Submitted to the 2nd Ukiyo-e Woodblock Print Exhibition (Tokyo/Kyoto) Participated in the International Print Conference “Impact” (Finland), Demonstration and assistant for Mr. Keizo Sato
Submitted to the 3rd Ukiyo-e Woodblock Print Exhibition (Tokyo/Kyoto) Participated in the 1st International Mokuhanga Conference and made a joint presentation with Mr. Shoichi Kitamura (carver)
Received the Kyoto Prefecture Traditional Industry Excellent Skilled Person Award
*In addition to this, many demonstrations and workshops will be held at exhibitions and events in Japan and around the world.
Ukiyo-e Woodblock Print Engraving Technique Preservation Association Deputy Director Current Kyoto Branch Manager
Director of Kyoto Woodcut Crafts Association
“Shakugan no Shana” 20th Anniversary Shana Manjushage Kimono Ver. 1/7 Scale Figure
From “Shakugan no Shana”, which celebrated its 20th anniversary since the publication of the original Dengeki Kou, the heroine Shana has been turned into a three-dimensional figure wearing a manjushage kimono!
A dignified figure is currently being planned with an illustration drawn by Noidi Ito as a motif! “We’re working hard on this, so don’t miss the follow-up report!”
■ Product specifications
Product Name “Shakugan no Shana” 20th Anniversary Shana Manjushage Kimono Ver. Scale: 1/7
Prototype production: CKB
Release date: Undecided
◆ Rights notation
(C) Yashichiro Takahashi 2023 Illustration/Noidi Ito
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