An Afghan farmer works in turnip fields on the outskirts of Mazar-e-Sharif on Jan. 27, 2014. (Mustafa Najafizada/AP)
Takato Yamamoto is widely known for his “Ukiyo-e Pop” style of painting. He explores themes of darkness, bondage, vampires, metamorphosis, love and death. The perspective is always calm and serene - never depicting violence - rather, it is impending or just completed.
Takato Yamamoto usually works with acrylic paint on paper and sometimes on canvas.
He was born January 15 1960 in Akita Prefecture and graduated from the painting department of the Tokyo Zokei University in 1983.
"Horsemanning, or fake beheading, was a popular way to pose in a photograph in the 1920’s. Sometimes spelled horsemaning, the horsemanning photo fad derives its name from the Headless Horseman, a character from “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow.”
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