Tokyo Comes To Life With Charming Illustrations

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Japanese illustrator Shinji Tsuchimochi has been working on a series of one hundred drawings of Tokyo. They depict different places and aspects of the metropolis in a breezy and throughly charming style.

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As Spoon and Tamago points out, between 1826 and 1833, artist Katsushika Hokusai did thirty-six views of Mount Fuji. Taking inspiration from Hokusai, Tsuchimochi has been working on the series for the past few months. It’s now drawing to a close, but here are some of my favorites.

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You can follow Tsuchimochi on Facebook here and check out more of his work here.

Kotaku East is your slice of Asian internet culture, bringing you the latest talking points from Japan, Korea, China and beyond. Tune in every morning from 4am to 8am.

Originally from Texas, Ashcraft has called Osaka home since 2001. He has authored six books, including most recently, The Japanese Sake Bible.

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Doctor Nein

I don’t know why, but I’m getting a cyberpunk feel from these drawings.