One of the things my wife and I both miss from our life in Tokyo was the proximity to Mt. Takao (and Okutama), which we would regularly visit for a hike — even with pooch sometimes. The latest post on the State of Tokyo site is a beautiful photo essay on a recent hiking trip to Takao, accompanied with interviews of a few Tokyo-based creatives who were along for the hike. I sure love that scenery.
This is such a great project. “YamanoteYamanote” sees two Tokyo-based designers (Julien Mercier and Julien Wulff) produce a pair of posters inspired by each of the 29 stations on the Yamanote line. They’ve produced posters for Akihabara (pictured), Kanda, and Tokyo so far. Via Tokyo Soup.
Spoon & Tamago’s latest addition to its Tokyo Guide is a tour of Shimbashi by illustrator Shinji Tsuchimochi, who you’ll remember was recently featured in an episode of Toco Toco TV.
Here’s a look at the third issue of the lovely illustrated zine, Kawa.
Strolling around Harajuku with my dog was a pretty regular activity when I lived in the area, and so seeing this collection of photos by George Popescu brings back a lot of memories.
I’ve posted a bunch of times about my friends Luis Mendo and Adrian Hogan, and all of their drawing activities in Tokyo — which of course includes their monthly PauseDraw series. Airbnb has just launched a new activity service as part of everything the company offers, and Luis & Adrian were quick to offer up a Tokyo drawing tour. It includes 3 sessions done over 3 days (morning, afternoon, evening), and you can bet you’ll be spending some time drawing and sketching in some primo Tokyo spots. Definitely something to consider if you’re planning a visit to Tokyo, and would like to do something a bit different from the regular sightseeing and shopping.
Kawa is a beautiful zine produced as part of the Neko Box subscription service, and comes included in packages you receive from them. It acts as a curated guide of spots to check out in Tokyo. This Canvas post shows it off nicely.
Part of its regular neighborhood series, Kinfolk magazine takes a look at Tokyo’s Yanaka area, which has been growing in popularity in recent years. Found via Tokyo Soup.
Have 9 hours to spare? How about spending it watching a 9-hour long video tour of Tokyo, following a man who is walking in reverse the whole time, but with the video presented in reverse. I’ve only scanned parts of it, and it’s strangely mesmerizing to watch. Found via Tokyo Soup.
100 Views of Tokyo looks like a beautiful book featuring lovely illustrations of the megapolis by Shinji Tsuchimochi. The bilingual book also includes maps of the various areas — take a look at this page for more details. They’re also having an exhibition of works from the book at Shikaku gallery/select shop in Osaka (the book also includes 5 views of Osaka), November 3-20.
Update: You can purchase the book directly from the Spoon & Tamago shop.