I particularly enjoyed Hisashi Tenmyouya’s Defeat at a Single Blow, Robust and Magnificient Feature, (Galland and Brave Behavior, 2008, Acrylic and gold leaf on wood, 70″ x 24″). His meticulous elegant lines contrasted nicely with perfect gold-leafed background.
Another artist that stood out for me is Manabu Ikeda, who makes very large, detailed drawings on paper with pen and acrylic ink. The details, which is hard to see even in good reproductions and filled with fantastic figures, houses, mini-landscapes, etc. , were incredible.
Manabu Ikeda, History of Rise and Fall, 2006. Pen and acrylic ink on paper, mounted on board, 79″x79″.