Japanese Style Star Wars Art Shown at Buddhist Temple 

By Brian Ashcraft on at

Among Kyoto’s most famous temples, Kiyomizu-dera is a must see if you visit the once-capital of Japan. But if you’re in the land of the rising sun this December, you can check out something rather unique at this World Heritage site: Star Wars art.

Like the Mario and Luigi painting unveiled earlier this year, this is a Rimpa-style Force Awakens screen painting with Kylo Ren as Raijin (雷神), the Japanese god of thunder and storms, and Rey as Fujin (風神), the Japanese god of wind.

Japanese Style Star Wars Art Shown at Buddhist Temple Photo: Disney Japan

Japanese Style Star Wars Art Shown at Buddhist Temple Photo: Disney Japan

Next to the painting, you can see the Japanese word “kakusei” (覚醒), which means “awake”, written in calligraphy by the temple’s Chief Abbot.

Japanese Style Star Wars Art Shown at Buddhist Temple Photo: Disney Japan

According to Cinema Cafe, you can see the screen painting at Kiyomizu-dera from December 8 to December 15.

Japanese Style Star Wars Art Shown at Buddhist Temple Photo: task_kougeikan