For the first time in its history, the Lupin the Third series is going Ukiyo-e, a traditional woodblock print method used in 17th century Japan.
While it maintains a modern anime-style look rather than to mimic an edo period art style, the handcrafted Ukiyo-e is genuine and printed on traditional Japanese Echizen Washi paper
with woodblock made from Kyoto prefecture's Takezasado, known for its craftmanship since 1891. The Ukiyo-e will be made on preorder only, starting at 64800 yen($553).
The Ukiyo-e project comes as a part of department store chain Isetan's 130th anniversary event LUPINISSIMO IN ISETAN 2016
(Feb 3-8) and will be offered with limited-time exclusivity at the main branch.
Numerous other Lupin products are also offered during the event, including an authentic Lupin blue suit by Tailor & Cutter
, Zenigata's coat, San Marino Wine, 3D printing with the customer's face on lupin characters, and a cup of cappucino for a little rest. For more images, check the official site.