Tokyo reimagined in style by Shinji Tsuchimochi for “100 Views of Tokyo” project

100 Views of Tokyo by Shinji Tsuchimochi

(With thanks to Marcia Allass): Following in the footsteps of ukiyo-e artist Hiroshige, Shinji Tsuchimochi spent three years illustrating the city, bringing a modern sense of whimsy and, sometimes, surrealism to the Japanese city.

First published online100 Views of Tokyo, published in Japan by the Shikaku Publishing Company, is now available from Spoon & Tamago, each view is a unique work of art, in a poetic style that is surely bound to appeal to many comic fans.

100 Views of Tokyo - Sample 1

100 Views of Tokyo - Sample 2

100 Views of Tokyo - Sample 3 100 Views of Tokyo - Sample 4 100 Views of Tokyo - Sample 5

Explore the colourful market of Ueno, and see the Asakusa district, through the narrow streets of Shinbashi and the restless nights of Shibuya and Shinjuku, in a very different light.

It’s a Tokyo that the Edo painters never knew, featuring not just beautiful, original Tokyo illustrations but five views of Osaka, too. And to top it off, the author has also created three original guides that are perfect for exploring the Tokyo neighborhoods of Yanesen, Kanda and Asakusa.

The A5 bilingual book is in English and Japanese, allowing more people to discover all of Tsuchimochi’s views of Tokyo.

Order 100 Views of Tokyo here | View the online gallery on Behance | Find Shinji Tsuchimochi on Facebook (in Japanese)

All images © Shinji Tsuchimochi


The founder of downthetubes, John works as a comics editor, writer, as Creative Consultant on the Dan Dare audio adventures for B7 Media, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. Working in British comics publishing for over 30 years, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Star Trek Magazine and Babylon 5 Magazine. He also edited the comics anthology STRIP Magazine and edited several audio comics for ROK Comics. He has also edited several comic collections, including volumes of “Charley’s War and “Dan Dare”. He’s the writer of “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz, published on Tapastic; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood for digital comic 100% Biodegradable.

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