Koike has painted the Shoki (a.k.a. "Tojo" in Allied code) six or seven times, and it's one of his favorite Japanese aircraft. But "no matter how many times I paint it, I can't get it right," he says. The viewer may beg to differ. Not only are the colors in this rendition beautiful, the plane's minimalist, clean lines are well shown, too. "In the end, I don't think the Japanese were able to use it to its full potential," he muses.
This print is reproduced on heavy art board just like the original, and sized identical to the original, measuring 400mm x 315mm (15.75 x 12.4 inches). It's offset printed, and the color reproduction has been approved by Koike himself. The art board measures 625mm x 453mm (24.6 x 17.83), giving you the freedom to have it framed as you would like. Each print is packed in a special sleeve inside a sturdy cardboard shipping box designed especially to prevent bending during international shipping (NOTE: These prints cannot be combined with other items for shipping, except for additional art prints; they will be shipped separately in their special packaging, even if ordered together with other items).
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