(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 online, 100 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.
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.
All images © Shinji Tsuchimochi