Japanese artist revives Ukiyo-e woodblock prints

Japanese Ukiyo-e woodblock prints or translated “pictures of the floating world” date back from the 17th century when they promoted the japanese art and cultural movement that lasted until the 19th century. Prints mainly depict kabuki actors and sumo wrestlers, scenes from history and folk tales, travel scenes, romantic vistas, etc.

Today, a Japanese artist,  known as Segawa thirty-seven has revived the scenes from the prints by adding animated gifs. Some prints feature bizarre gifs like aliens, laser beams or spaceships while others, include light breeze or moving kites, animated slowly creating peaceful atmosphere of Japanese scenery.