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katachi-makoto-kotowari by Yutaan katachi-makoto-kotowari by Yutaan
Kusuriuri gets a post all to himself because he has three times as many pieces in him as all the others, CHRIIIIIIST.





It's a shame that so few people seem to have heard of Mononoke/Ayakashi. It's one of my favorite anime series, and the most beautiful, visually striking work I've ever seen. Actually, the reason I became interested in paper-cutting was because it seemed like such a fitting medium to use for Mononoke fanart. The whole reason was for this thing here. ^_^


Mononoke is a beautiful, atmospheric set of supernatural vignettes. It's about a man (...?) who travels through the Edo countryside, speaking slowly and cutting down demons.





Y'all should watch it. :)
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fadeddreamss Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2014  Student General Artist
OMG Ayakashi! Yes!!!! This is beautiful D: I'm actually mesmerized by all your paper crafts T-T
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Yutaan Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Yay! Another Ayakashi/Mononoke fan! :D And I'm glad you like my papercutting work!
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fadeddreamss Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2014  Student General Artist
I like? Your work is NUTS! I love it!!
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Yutaan Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Haha, thank you!
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ChalkTwins Featured By Owner May 25, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
:iconcannotevenplz: All of your paper cut outs are stunning! They have such a delicate beauty and breath-taking detail. But I have to say I especially love this one. I loved Mononoke but I haven't seen Ayakashi yet, but I want to. I agree that it is a shame it isn't more popular. Just like with Gankutsuou, the first episode takes you by surprise since the style is so different, but that is also the beauty of it. Honestly, simply seeing the design of Kusuriuri made me want to know more about him and the show.
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Yutaan Featured By Owner May 28, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Oh my, thank you! I'm very glad you like my papercutting stuff - it's a lot of work, so it's always a pleasure to hear someone likes it. :)

And yes, Mononoke (and Gankutsuou) have such beautiful, unusual art styles. They're great! And Ayakashi is totally worth it - some Mononoke characters, like Kayo, are actually introduced in that arc, and it's interesting to see what small changes were made between Ayakashi and the continuation.
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ChalkTwins Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
You are welcome. :) Papercutting takes a lot of precision and patience. I admire those who can do it so well.

It is interesting in a show that is more episodic then others, that they actually brought back a character from the original story. I will definitely have to watch it. :)
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Yutaan Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Aww, thank you. :)

And yes, I was surprised! I actually also watched Mononoke first, then Ayakashi afterwards, so I was surprised to see Kayo there. (There are a lot of Ayakashi references in the final arc of Mononoke, the one with the Bakeneko, as well.) I'm sure you'll enjoy it!
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ChalkTwins Featured By Owner Edited Jun 16, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
I do remember when we first met Kayo she said she already knew him. And it's good to know that the end is referencing events in the first series because while they seemed dramatic, they also seemed less so not knowing the Bakeneko arc and so it seemed out of no where that we were supposed to feel more for that story. I am glad to hear that someone else watched them in reverse order and still enjoyed them though :)

Btw, I saw that you go to Megacon, we have gone the past 2 years as well!
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Yutaan Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Yes, the final arc makes more sense after watching Ayakashi, so even though I'm sure it was good the first time 'round, it'll be even better on the rewatch! :) I hope you'll enjoy Ayakashi!

Ah, I actually haven't been to Megacon, though...? I don't get to cons very often, and the last one I did was Fan Expo Canada, almost a year ago. I think the only other con I've been to regularly was Anime Boston, and I haven't even managed to attend that one in the past two years.... (A mystery?) But I hope you enjoyed Megacon!
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ChalkTwins Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Ha! Oops. Mystery solved. So my sister was browsing through people and (for some reason) got you confused for someone else. And I just believed her... 
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Yutaan Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Haha, I see! Was it another artist who does papercraft? I'm always on the lookout for other papercutting artists. :)
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Randamu-Chan Featured By Owner May 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
What does Christ has to do with this?
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R0rqual Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2014
Your reason for getting into paper-cutting is the best reason! And the fanart is absolutely perfect; you've got that blend of dynamism and beautiful flat texture that the series was made upon. Nice work!
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Yutaan Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Haha, thank you! I'm flattered you think it's worthy of such a visually spectacular series. :)
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KiraVanndrea Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I've never seen a better fitting style to make a tribute to an anime as this one!
Simply stunning! :clap:
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Yutaan Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you! Mononoke actually was one of my inspirations for beginning cut-paper work, so I'm very happy you think it's a fitting tribute. :)
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KiraVanndrea Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
No problem.
If you like the Mononoke style, I can recommend you the 'Gankutsuou: The Count of Monte Cristo' anime. Maybe you've already seen it.
It is a visual jewel and reminded me of Mononoke since they use a somewhat similar art syle.
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Yutaan Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Oh my goodness, Gankutsuou is one of my all-time favorites! That series is the other big influence on my papercutting style. I'm so pleased to find a fellow fan! :)
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YTSC Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
gaaa so freaking beautiful *O*

and yes i wish more ppl would know about this amazing anime <3 
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Yutaan Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you! :) 

And it certainly is a shame that it's not a very well-known anime; it's so beautiful....
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VicZar-Skiekatsu Featured By Owner May 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
OMIGOSH, is this... Is this... The medicine peddler from Ayakashi Japanese horror stories? OAO
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Yutaan Featured By Owner May 20, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Indeed it is! Ayakashi and Mononoke are such beautiful series, I couldn't resist doing a little cut-paper fanart. ^_^
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VicZar-Skiekatsu Featured By Owner May 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is paper art? :o
Freakin', awesome, craft, evah... Seen...
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Yutaan Featured By Owner May 20, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Yup, cut-paper! All cut by hand. I've been collecting different patterns and papers for several years now, and the Medicine Seller uses several of my favorites, so he's always a joy to make. :)
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Yagamiseven Featured By Owner May 20, 2013
that was a good anime
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Yutaan Featured By Owner May 20, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
It certainly was! The art was so striking. :)
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kanaunara Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012
This is great! Lovely details! Ya its an amazing anime and my friends who watched it all really wished for its continuation but noooo they didnt have it.....T^T...
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Yutaan Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you! I'm glad you like it! I just rewatched the series recently, and man, it is so good. I agree, another season would be lovely, but... alas....
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kanaunara Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012
I just had to share this FMV with any mononoke fans~ I find the music really suitable~ XD

[link]
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Yutaan Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Ah, this is a good one! Thank you for sharing! :hug:
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kanaunara Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2012
No prob! ^_^
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HakaiAkumu Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012  Student General Artist
this is gorgeous! and so detailed! i didn't realize it was papercraft until i read the description!
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Yutaan Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Ah, thank you so much! :D
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grean5 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
this is amaaazinggg
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Yutaan Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you~!
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Speckledluminance Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, this is beautiful, and it definitely suites Kusuriuri. Your work feels really alive!
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Yutaan Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you very much! What a sweet thing to say. :)
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PaperChibi Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012  Student General Artist
This is a beautiful piece! You utilized each shape perfectly to create a dynamic pose with great artistic flair. Very well done!
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Yutaan Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you, I'm glad you like it!
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Kaihin Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Mononoke is actually my favourite anime and yes, nearly nobody wants it... And your work is amazing, really.
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Yutaan Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Ah, thank you so much! And yes, it really is a beautiful series; I really enjoyed doing fan art for it.
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Kaihin Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
everybody mistakes it for Princess Mononoke when I talk about it. :I Oh well. It's amazing and they're poor because of not knowing it.
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Yutaan Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Yeah, the Mononoke-hime vs. Mononoke thing happens a lot. Ah well.
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Lergahin Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I really like the idea, it looks great ^^
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Yutaan Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks so much! :heart:
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Suzuki-Hime Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012
We'll done extremely well done~!
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Yutaan Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you very much! :)
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E1L0n3wy Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow!! :heart::love: This is so beautiful!! and what a perfect medium to use =D it really fits ^____^
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Yutaan Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Ah, thank you! Mononoke is part of what first got me interested in cut-paper artwork, so I was happy to be able to do a piece in that medium for this fabulous series!
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