Koike has painted the Shoki (a.k.a. "Tojo" in Allied code) six or seven times, and it's one of his favorite Japanese aircraft. But "no matter how many times I paint it, I can't get it right," he says. The viewer may beg to differ. Not only are the colors in this rendition beautiful, the plane's minimalist, clean lines are well shown, too. "In the end, I don't think the Japanese were able to use it to its full potential," he muses.
This print is recreated using offset printing on heavy art stock identical to that used by Koike for his originals. It is printed at 100% of the size of the original artwork, and all color reproduction has been approved by Koike personally. Ships flat.