Through the extensive use of SNS, the digital illustration scene in Japan is witnessing a new boom.

Just as Ukiyo-e artists influenced a whole generation of young people 250 years ago, now online illustration communities are the ideal platform to foster superstars and buzz. These superstars are very much contemporary Ukiyo-e artists with the only change being analogue to digital techniques. Now as in the past, Japanese still enjoy drawing. The portfolio includes representative digitally-generated material from the fields of illustration, manga, anime and gaming in Japan. The main illustration is Valon by Akabane. Presented by the Art Fund and the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation.


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