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Hajime Sorayama

Born: February 22 1947
Born in: Imabari, Ehime prefecture, Japan
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Hajime Sorayama

Hajime Sorayama (空山 基, Sorayama Hajime, born February 22, 1947) is a Japanese illustrator known for his precisely detailed, erotic portrayals of feminized, biomechanoid robots, and his design work on the original Sony AIBO robotic "pet". He describes his highly detailed style as "superrealism", which he says "deals with the technical issue of how close one can get to one's object."

Modern English-language editions of Soryama's art books give his name as Hajime Sorayama, using conventional Western order, with given name followed by surname. Some older publications give his name as Sorayama Hajime, using native Japanese name order, which reverses Western order.