New Storefronts 2020
Continuing with my previous “Tokyo Storefronts” illustrations series and book, I tried to imagine more uniques shops that I would love to see on the streets of a city like Tokyo.

Based on prompts from my fans on YouTube and my ideas, I created illustrations of storefronts that, if existed, would bring more color, character, and fun into the often dull, modern cityscapes. While designing these fantastic buildings, I was aiming for shops that are essentially realistic and could be brought into existence.
01 “Megane Ikeda” - An opticians salon. 
02 “Morishita typewriters” - Typewriters and word processors shop and repairs.

03 “Chiakra Tofu” - Makers of the best tofu and nattō in the neighborhood.
04 “Studio Mamiko” - Once a photo studio, currently a shop selling retro photo cameras and specializing in developing photos shot on film.
05 “Morikawa Stamps” - A shop selling order-made Japanese seals (name stamps) for your everyday contract signing needs. Also nameplates, diplomas, etc.
06 “Gasaido” - Including bits of Art Nouveau design and inspired by French storefronts, this shop sells art supplies and stationery.
07 “Florist Kusakabe” - A shop specializing in selling live plants for your home and garden.
08 “Yamanaka Wood” - Woodworking workshop and specialist store selling all kinds of woods for DIY and bigger projects.
09 “Naminori Pan” - meaning Wave-riding Bread - A small bakery located very close to a beach.
10 “Yamamoto Motors” - A car dealership and sharing service allowing for easy use of electric cars and scooters.
Making-of:

Technical details:
・Medium: HOLBEIN Waterford white 300g/m hot press cotton paper
・Lines: IndiGraph EF fountain pen + Kakimori ink
・Colours: Mijello Mission Gold pure pigments watercolors
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New Storefronts 2020
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New Storefronts 2020

Series of watercolor paintings of cute Japanese stores.
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