Tokyo Travel Sketchbook

Tokyo Travel Sketchbook

Author: Amaia Arrazola

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ISBN: 4805315369

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Page: 192

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Tokyo Travel Sketchbook traces the journey of illustrator and graphic designer Amaia Arrazola on a four-week trip to the beating heart of Tokyo. When Arrazola accepts a month long artist's residency in the Japanese capital, she has little idea of what to expect but gamely packs her paints and pencils and seizes the opportunity to create an illustrated diary of her time there, filling the pages of her sketchbooks with curious images of life in the world's largest city. This book provides readers with a unique vision of Japan's capital, as seen through the eyes of an artist. Arrazola immerses herself in the cult of Hello Kitty and the pop-eyed charms of "Kawaii" cute culture, while capturing the collision of traditional and modern Japanese culture in female Samurais she meets and draws. The city's cultural curiosities come alive in a metropolis that is ever on the go, as she browses sex shops, drinks pink coffee, eats spaghetti sandwiches and photographs subway sleepers. Throughout her explorations, Arrazola uses the concept of wabi sabi as a guiding principle--coming to see her own life and artworks as examples of "flawed beauty" and imperfectly perfect Zen design. The result is a fresh, often funny, one-of-a-kind look at a city that works hard and plays hard--in many surprising ways. At the heart of Tokyo Travel Sketchbook are two contradictory Japans: the glittering neon world of a high-tech ultramodern society existing side-by-side with a nation where ancient tradition holds sway and where the unadorned, simple and silent are prized and celebrated as much as the new, the fashionable and the trendy. These competing realities make for a memorable visual journey and a stunning souvenir of a stranger's brief stay in a strange land. From smoking laws to high-tech toilets, Arrazola finds beauty in the weirdness and imperfection of this modern metropolis. *Recommended for readers ages 14 & up*

Tokyo Travel Sketchbook
Language: en
Pages: 192
Authors: Amaia Arrazola
Categories:
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-03-03 - Publisher:

Tokyo Travel Sketchbook traces the journey of illustrator and graphic designer Amaia Arrazola on a four-week trip to the beating heart of Tokyo. When Arrazola accepts a month long artist's residency in the Japanese capital, she has little idea of what to expect but gamely packs her paints and pencils
Tokyo Travel Sketchbook
Language: en
Pages: 192
Authors: Amaia Arrazola
Categories: Travel
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-03-03 - Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

Tokyo Travel Sketchbook traces the journey of illustrator and graphic designer Amaia Arrazola on a four-week trip through the beating heart of Tokyo. When Arrazola accepts a month long artist's residency in the Japanese capital, she has little idea of what to expect but gamely packs her paints and pencils
Clueless in Tokyo
Language: en
Pages: 96
Authors: Betty Reynolds
Categories: Travel
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-09-16 - Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

A perfect introduction to Japan and Japanese culture, this illustrated culture and travel guide contains loads of original drawings as well as the Japanese script for key words and phrases. Some people take photos, but artist Betty Reynolds captures memories with her paintbrush and watercolors. Clueless in Tokyo provides an
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Language: en
Pages: 48
Authors: Betty Reynolds
Categories: Travel
Type: BOOK - Published: 2003 - Publisher: Weatherhill, Incorporated

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Tokyo 35. 40°n /139. 45°e: Travel Journal Designed in Barcelona, Travel Journal Notebook, Bullet Journal Book, Diary, Memoir, Sketchbook, Travel
Language: en
Pages: 162
Authors: Wanderty
Categories: Crafts & Hobbies
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-02-19 - Publisher: Independently Published

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