Tokyo Skytree – Morinaga Yo Illustration Book Review

Posted By yonghow on May 24th, 2017

Tokyo Skytree - Morinaga Yo Illustration Book Review

Tokyo Skytree – A Schematic Picture Book documents the planning and construction of Japan’s tallest structure through the wonderful illustrations of Japanese artist Morinaga Yo, who also bought us the illustrated books on the Tsukiji Fish Market as well as the Tank Primer.

The lively and highly detailed watercolor drawings takes us through Tokyo Skytree’s various stages of construction from start to completion, aided with diagrams and annotations that illustrate the engineering challenges faced in the building of such a massive structure.

Tokyo Skytree - Morinaga Yo Illustration Book Review
Tokyo Skytree - Morinaga Yo Illustration Book Review
Tokyo Skytree - Morinaga Yo Illustration Book Review

(above & below) A comparison with some other famous towers/buildings in the world; Tokyo Skytree is actually the 2nd tallest structure ( circa 2017 ) in the world after the Burj Khalifa in Dubai.

Tokyo Skytree - Morinaga Yo Illustration Book Review
Tokyo Skytree - Morinaga Yo Illustration Book Review
Tokyo Skytree - Morinaga Yo Illustration Book Review
Tokyo Skytree - Morinaga Yo Illustration Book Review
Tokyo Skytree - Morinaga Yo Illustration Book Review
Tokyo Skytree - Morinaga Yo Illustration Book Review
Tokyo Skytree - Morinaga Yo Illustration Book Review
Tokyo Skytree - Morinaga Yo Illustration Book Review
Tokyo Skytree - Morinaga Yo Illustration Book Review
Tokyo Skytree - Morinaga Yo Illustration Book Review
Tokyo Skytree - Morinaga Yo Illustration Book Review
Tokyo Skytree - Morinaga Yo Illustration Book Review
Tokyo Skytree - Morinaga Yo Illustration Book Review
Tokyo Skytree - Morinaga Yo Illustration Book Review
Tokyo Skytree - Morinaga Yo Illustration Book Review
Tokyo Skytree - Morinaga Yo Illustration Book Review

I’ve only ever seen Tokyo Skytree from a distance ( and it looks very impressive ) but I think I’m actually going to visit it this summer, thanks in part to this book.

I really enjoy Morinaga Yo’s style of illustration and I still have a couple of his art books to get to. This one comes highly recommended; also check out his book on the Tsukiji Fish Market.

“Tokyo Skytree – Morinaga Yo Illustration” art book details :

Dimensions – 1 x 21 x 30.4 cm
Hard cover, 52 pages
Full color, In Japanese

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2 Responses to “Tokyo Skytree – Morinaga Yo Illustration Book Review”

Todd Akit

Very cool – reminds me of David Macaulay’s illustrations.

yonghow

Todd – Interesting, I really should check out his work ! :]