We don’t care if the Pokémon fad is in a decline or completely over. Whether a fad or not, you can’t deny that these Pokémon arts interpreted through feudal Japanese art of Ukiyo-e are simply brilliant and fitting because Pokémon is essentially Japanese. Created by Chicago-based artist BG Judkins, the Ukiyo-e Style Pokémon which Judkins called Pokiyo-e series, started just this year (though not sure when exactly in 2016) as a daily ritual of sort and has since covered 203 Pokémon creatures, including pre-evolution and post-evolution forms, each faithfully cataloged on BD Judkins’ website by their Pokédex number “for easy reference,” said BD Judkins.
The artworks are so well executed that they look almost like Pokémon do existed since the feudal era. We wish we could say more about them, but we shall let the Pokiyo-e, which you can find a sample of them below, speak for themselves and when you are done, perhaps you may want to hit up BD Judkins’ Ukiyo-e Pokédex for the complete collection.
Images: BD Judkins.