Tokyo Genso Art Book Review

Posted By yonghow on February 12th, 2015

Tokyo Genso Art Book

The Tokyo Genso art book imagines a post-apocalyptic Japan through a series of fascinating illustrations depicting a barren and desolate Tokyo landscape gradually reclaimed by nature. The images will certainly resonate strongly with any Tokyoite ( or anyone who has spent a considerable amount of time in Tokyo ) because the sights portrayed are landmarks that have come to define the sprawling metropolis.

Tokyo Genso Art Book
Tokyo Genso Art Book
Tokyo Genso Art Book
Tokyo Genso Art Book

(above) The canal behind a row of good eateries near JR Shibuya line. Here’s how it looks like in real life.

Tokyo Genso Art Book
Tokyo Genso Art Book
Tokyo Genso Art Book
Tokyo Genso Art Book

(above) The famous 109 ( the 9 is hidden by vegetation in the illustration ) building near the Shibuya crossing.

Tokyo Genso Art Book
Tokyo Genso Art Book
Tokyo Genso Art Book
Tokyo Genso Art Book
Tokyo Genso Art Book

(above) The view from the platform of JR Takadanobaba, where my film school used to be. It is also the birthplace of manga genius Osamu Tezuka.

Tokyo Genso Art Book
Tokyo Genso Art Book

(above) No representation of Tokyo can be complete with Shinjuku. Here it shows giant screen and shopping malls around the East exit of JR Shinjuku.

Tokyo Genso Art Book
Tokyo Genso Art Book

An imaginative and beautifully rendered collection of a wasted Tokyo cityscape, perhaps a few thousand years in the future. Recommended, especially for folks who are familiar with Tokyo’s urban landscape.

“Tokyo Genso Art Book” details :

Dimensions – 9.4 x 7.1 x 0.6 inches
Soft cover, 150 pages
Color, in Japanese ( book is 95% illustrations )

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4 Responses to “Tokyo Genso Art Book Review”

DISTRAKT

Bonkers

Petit Orenji

So nicely done >_< Those swan boats in that algae pond!

Want to see all of these backgrounds in a film / series of some kind.

yonghow

DISTRAKT – I’ll say. 😛

Petit Orenji – Me too, it’ll be like a Makoto Shinkai film. :]

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