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Game of Thrones meets feudal Japan

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It's East meets Westeros.

This beautiful artwork comes courtesy of Imgur user seiji, who's taken great pains to recreate major scenes of the Song of Ice and Fire/Game of Thrones story in the style of Japanese woodblock art.

The themes of George R R Martin's fantasy lend themselves so perfectly to feudal Japan that we're ashamed we hadn't thought of this first: knights and half helms are replaced with samurai and katanas, while the mother of dragons sees her reptiles reimagined in a more Eastern tradition.

According to the Imgur post, seiji plans to make high-quality prints of this superb series available. We're not sure which we want more - one of these prints, season four of Game of Thrones or Winds of Winter...

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Battle of the Trident

Robert Baratheon wields a Kanabō against Rhaegar Targaryen.

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Tyrion at the Eyrie

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Bran Stark and Hodor journey north

According to seiji, "Weirwood lore shares some interesting similarities to Shinto practices, so I drew a shimenawa (prayer rope) around the tree trunk".

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Jon Snow duels Qhorin Halfhand

The wildlings are dressed like the Ainu, the indigenous people of northern Japan.

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The Execution of Eddard Stark

"Instead of having Ilyn Payne simply execute Ned Stark, an amused Joffrey orders Ned to commit seppuku. Ilyn is on hand to perform the kaishaku, or ritual decapitation to quicken the death. The paper in front of Ned is a death poem, which a samurai would traditionally write before ending his life."

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Mother of Dragons

(Images: Imgur)

(Via: Design Taxi)

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