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Tokyo Corner No.2


Image of Tokyo Corner No.2
  • Image of Tokyo Corner No.2

A series celebrating the everyday streets of Tokyo.
Tokyo is full of small businesses – workshops, studios, ateliers, even small factories, tucked within ordinary looking streets, you can hear the sound of manufacturing taking place as part of the city soundscape…
This one is some sort of renovating/ remodeling business, I think, but with its upright pieces of timber reminds me of the once common timber and bamboo yards found in Edo (now Tokyo) which often appear in woodblock images by Hiroshige and Hokusai (although it isn’t always obvious that's what they are….).
This piece comes unframed.

Original watercolour and ink illustration on Saunders Waterford archival watercolour paper.
Titled, dated and signed in pencil on the reverse, with 'nakamura' [中村] stamp in red pigment ink.

Paper & Image size: approximately 280 x 270 mm or 11 x 10 1/2 inches.