Discover the beautiful Tokyo Watercolor Storefronts Series by Mateusz Urbanowicz.
“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, in Tokyo they still survive. I chose the best reference pictures from the ones I took during my explorations and decided to make an illustration series of old Tokyo storefronts.”
Yamane meat shop, Nippori district, Tsuruya former tailors, now retro variety shop, Jinbōchō district
Kobayashi hair salon, Sanbanchyo district
Chinese food restaurant, Takadanobaba district, Miyake bicycle shop based on shops in Kagurazaka and Kichijyouji
Isetatsu traditional color woodblock print store, Yanaka district, Ootoya meat shop, Koujimachi district
Nakashimaya Japanese sake shop, Mejiro district, Kitchen Kuku restaurant, Kichijyouji district
Noike sushi restaurant, Yanaka district