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Historical characters by Masago Kimiya

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(April 2008) Masago Kimiya returns with a new series of fantastic portraits of characters from Japanese history...

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Masago Kimiya

Born in 1960 in Okayama, western Japan, Masago followed graduation from university in physics by working for the manga artist Terasawa Buichi, a pioneer of computer graphics in manga illustration. Masago went solo in 1989, and has made a career as an illustrator specialising in Chinese historical themes. His latest role is that of costume designer for the blockbuster movie "The Promise" (2006) by the Chinese director Chen Kaige.

Masago is his family name, so he is also known as Kimiya Masago.

Note: The translations of titles are mine.

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