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 storefronts.

Technical stuff:
- Medium: HOLBEIN Waterford white 300g/m cotton paper
- Lines: COPIC Multiliner SP 0.7mm
- Colours: Winsor and Newton, Schmincke custom watercolours set

3年前に東京へ引っ越して探検散歩をしてみたら、古い建物が多くてびっくりしました。たくさん集まった参考写真から数枚を選んで、古い東京の店のイラストシリーズを作りました。

ツール詳細
- 紙: ウォーターフォード水彩紙、ホワイト、300g
- 線: COPIC マルチライナーSP 0.7mm
- 色: ウィンザーアンドニュートン、シュミンケ 水彩
#01 Yamane meat shop from Nippori district      making-of video...
#02 Tsuruya (former) tailors, now retro variety shop  from Jinbōchō district       making-of video...
#03 Kobayashi hair salon from Sanbanchyo district        making-of video...
#04 Chinese food restaurant from around the Takadanobaba district    making-of video...
#05 Miyake bicycle shop based on shops from Kagurazaka and Kichijyouji     making-of video...
#06 Isetatsu traditional color woodblock print store from Yanaka district             making-of video...
#07 Ootoya meat shop from Koujimachi district        making-of video...
#08 Nakashimaya Japanese sake shop from Mejiro district    making-of video...
#09 Kitchen Kuku restaurant from Kichijyouji district     making-of video...
#10 Noike sushi restaurant from Yanaka district    making-of video...
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