Neither grays nor little green men

1975 Japanese magazine illustrations of creatures from close encounters.
The double distance, both cultural and temporal, allow us to evaluate how much this is an imagery which heavily borrows from science-fiction and in the same time is clearly distinct from it. One cannot help but notice that it’s a visually rich universe, with it’s interpretation possibilities far from being exhausted.

Vintage Japanese representation of aliens from close encouter

vintage representations of aliens witnessed in close encounter of the third kind

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