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,
Sixth shop portrayed in the “Tokyo Storefront” series. I found this one during my walks in the Yanaka district which is a famous spot in Tokyo for old buildings. This shop catches the eye instantly with the colourful print above the door.
Tokyo Storefront series (Kitchen Kuku) A new piece in my “Tokyo Storefront” watercolour illustration series. This shop is a lot newer and a lot shabbier than most on the pictures that I did in the series but I find this kind of shops all around.
Magnificent Illustrations of Tokyo by Mateusz Urbanowicz
Eight piece in my “Tokyo Storefront” watercolour illustration series. This alcohol shop is located in Tokyo’s Mejiro district and even though it doesn’t look like this from the outside it was build before the World War in Of course the vending