Visit Tokyo Through These Beautiful Sketches

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Not every part of Tokyo is flashy. Many parts are anything but. Artist Ryota Hayashi not only shows the cityscape, but parts of Tokyo that are away from the crowds and chaos.

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Using colored pencils, Hayashi focuses on Tokyo and its surrounding suburbs. His tranquil sketches give a quiet dignity to the areas.

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Have a look at his work (via Curazy).

Illustration for article titled Visit Tokyo Through These Beautiful Sketches
Illustration for article titled Visit Tokyo Through These Beautiful Sketches
Illustration for article titled Visit Tokyo Through These Beautiful Sketches
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Illustration for article titled Visit Tokyo Through These Beautiful Sketches
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For more, visit the artist’s Facebook page. In case you missed it, check out Kotaku’s FAQ on visiting Japan.

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To contact the author of this post, write to bashcraftATkotaku.com or find him on Twitter@Brian_Ashcraft.


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DISCUSSION

As beautiful as these are, they are no sketches. No way in hell. These are well planned completed works.