• Kyodo

  • SHARE

A folding screen painted in ink featuring main characters of the Star Wars movie was unveiled Tuesday at Byodoin, a Buddhist temple on UNESCO’s World Heritage list in Kyoto Prefecture, ahead of the release of the latest episode in December.

The movie’s famous robot characters R2-D2 and C-3PO, as well as villain Kylo Ren, were painted on the screen by Masayuki Kojo, 39, a local painter.

Rian Johnson, director of the new release “The Last Jedi,” praised the painting as amazingly beautiful at a ceremony held at the temple in Uji, south of Kyoto.

A traditional Japanese kyogen (comedy play) inspired by the movie was also performed at the event.

The folding screen will be displayed at a tourist center in Uji.

In a time of both misinformation and too much information, quality journalism is more crucial than ever.
By subscribing, you can help us get the story right.

SUBSCRIBE NOW

PHOTO GALLERY (CLICK TO ENLARGE)