Shinji Tsuchimochi: Drawing Tokyo’s Nostalgic Towns and Reviving Ukiyo-e

Maybe you do not know his name, but if you like Japan or cute illustrations, then you probably have already seen some of his works online. Shinji Tsuchimochi is a Tokyo-born illustrator who started drawing scenes of the Tokyo traditional districts as a way to express himself beside his main job—painting backgrounds for Japanese animation series. His cute, nostalgic depictions of the backstreets of Tokyo have won him fans all over the world and thousands of followers on his Twitter account. Now, he is working on a new project that aims to revive the old art of ukiyo-e [woodblock prints] in our modern world. Read on to discover…

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