if it wasn’t for him, my heart would’ve turned cold against the world and if it wasn’t for poetry, I would’ve ended my life. I love that I can combine the two things that matter most to me in the world.
When I moved to Tokyo, more than 3 years ago I was really surprised that upon my walks I encountered so many shops still in business in really old buildings. Differently to Kobe, where the earthquake wiped out a lot of these old downtown houses and shops, in Tokyo they still survive.
I chose the best reference pictures from the ones I took during my explorations and decided to make an illustration series of old Tokyo shopfronts.
The, first piece of the series is an meat shop located in the Nippori district which holds still the old shopping street atmosphere and will appear in this series again.
Medium: HOLBEIN Waterford white 300g/m cotton paper