View 39 – Zojo Temple
About three years ago, illustrator Shinji Tsuchimochi decided to carry on a famous tradition of Japanese artists. In the manner of Hiroshige’s Fifty-Three Stations of the Tokaido
and One Hundred Famous Views of Edo
, or Hokusai’s Thirty-Six Views of Mount Fuji
, Tsuchimochi started creating his own series of 100 Views of Tokyo
. That project, which has gradually been made available at Tsuchimochi’s Behance
pages, was completed back in June, and the results are pretty stunning.
These gorgeous works take the basic style of Japan’s ukiyo-e artists and add Tsuchimochi’s unique whimsy, vibrant colors, and occasional surrealist touches (including many cute animals!)
A book of the 100 Views, which includes additional maps and views of Osaka, is scheduled to be released next month by Shikaku Publishing Company.
You can see Tsuchimochi’s 100 works on Behance or Facebook. Read more at spoon-tamago.com.
View 100 – Kameido Tenjin
View 88 – Donzoko (Shinjuku)
View 26 – Ichiyo Higuchi’s Old House
View 62 – Hogeisen