Yoshitaka Amano Illustration to be Displayed in Chiba

A special Yoshitaka Amano illustration will be displayed at the Tanjoji Temple in Chiba to commemorate the 800th anniversary celebration of Nichiren Shonin’s birth. Admission is entirely for free. However, this Yoshitaka Amano illustration will only be available to view for a limited time. Those who are interested and in the area can check out the illustration from February 16 to February 17, 2021.

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However, a scanned version of the illustration was published online. You can take a look at the Yoshitaka Amano Nichiren Lotus Sutra illustration below.

Yoshitaka Amano Illustration Chiba Nichiren

As mentioned previously, this Amano illustration is special. The reason for this being that this is a unique commissioned artwork to celebrate Nichiren Shonin, the creator of the Nichiren Shu sect of Buddhism. As you can see above, Amano has illustrated his interpretation of the Lotus Sutra in his signature style.

Yoshitaka Amano is perhaps best know for his contribution to the Final Fantasy series. Since the first installment of the internationally known franchise, Amano has illustrated almost every single key visual for every entry of the series itself. In the past, Amano also provided character designs for earlier entries in the franchise. Most recently, he contributed his skills to the creation of the Final Fantasy XVI and Final Fantasy XIV: Endwalker logos.

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