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Tokyo on Foot. This prize-winning book is both an illustrated tour of a Tokyo rarely seen in Japan travel guides and an artist's warm, funny, visually. This prize-winning book is both an illustrated tour of a Tokyo rarely seen in Japan travel guides and an artist's warm, funny, visually rich, and. Buy the Paperback Book Tokyo on Foot by Florent Chavouet at, Tokyo on Foot: Travels in the City's Most Colorful. Kobo ebook.

Realistically rendered advertisements or posters of pop stars contrast with cartoon sketches of iconic objects or droll vignettes, like a housewife walking her pet pig, a Godzilla statue in a local park, and an urban fishing pond that charges yen per half hour.

This very personal guide to Tokyo is organized by neighborhood with hand-drawn maps that provide an overview of each neighborhood, but what really defines them is what caught the artist's eye and attracted his formidable drawing talent.

Florent Chavouet begins his introduction by observing that, ''Tokyo is said to be the most beautiful of ugly cities. Toon meer Toon minder Recensie s From what Chavouet saw, did, ate--bugs, festivals, storefronts, a fake French mansion, random drinks and snacks--his illustrations catch perfect little details you'll never find in any guidebook.

His myriad of people caught in the midst of their everyday lives are undoubtedly the book's highlight. Chavouet in which he chronicled his adventures in Japan with his gorgeous hand-drawn pictures and in writing.

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As well as those who like quality drawings of people in their daily lives. I almost didn't pick up this book, with its dull "Tokyo on Foot" title However, the whimsical sketches on the front and back cover grabbed my attention, and as soon as I started flipping through the pages I was hooked. I lived in Japan for two years, one of them in Yokohama so I am quite familiar with Tokyo , and this captured the experience of living in the Tokyo area perfectly: One of the only major omissions I can think of that a resident of Tokyo will notice is the absence of trains, subways, etc.

Note, however, that this is not really the "tourist's Tokyo". The fact that this book starts off in nondescript Machiya an area of Tokyo warranting only a few scant sentences even in the Japanese language version of Wikipedia should be a clue.

If you pick up this book hoping to see sketches of Meiji Shrine, the Imperial Palace, or Asakusa's Sensoji Temple, you will be sorely disappointed. As a result, while I think this book will be of interest to anyone with an interest in Japan, I think this will be of the most interest to people who have experience living in Japan, the Tokyo area in particular although much will be familiar to people who lived in other parts of Japan, particularly the urban areas.

The author shines in his attention to the little details and everyday events that combine to make up that sometimes-thrilling, sometimes-frustrating, never-boring experience that is living in Japan. For such people, this book is a 5-star experience--it will bring back vivid memories of your time living in Japan and for the artistically inclined, it will likely leave you kicking yourself for not thinking of doing this book first!

For those who have been to Japan only on short trips as tourists, 4 stars: I'm sure this will still be enjoyable, although many of the details will go unappreciated. For everyone else, depending on your level of interest in Japan, this may or may not be of interest--flip through a few pages first, and I imagine you will either be hooked if so, buy it!

Personally, for me as a former "gaijin-in-residence" and Japanophile longing for an opportunity to go back, I found this book to be delightful and I poured over the details and the maps as I reminisced about my days living in Japan. There are many books on Tokyo and Japan in general, but this is a truly unique and special work I am glad to have the chance to add it to my bookshelf, and am happy to recommend it to others.

I really hesitated to give this only four stars. It's a great book.

But the color reproduction seems off, at least in this English version. If you look at Florent's blog, you can see much better color reproduction.

I understand that the color spaces are different on screen and in print, but that's really no excuse for the yellow hue that I'm seeing as I browse the book. Hopefully this can be remedied in future editions. And of course, this does not reflect on Florent's art, which is beautiful and fun to browse. I also don't envy whoever went through the whole book and did the English lettering, trying to match Florent's style, but I'm really grateful it's available in my language.

I love this book! Fun notes and observations makes it feel like you're on the trip with chavouet. This book is a pictorial diary of the author's time roaming tokyo while his girlfriend got a job there for a few months.

Tokyo on Foot: Travels in the City's Most Colorful Neighborhoods

If you buy this book thinking it's a guide, you'll be sorely mistaken. The guy drew his observations and comments on his experience. The style is relatable, cartoon caricatures in color pencils. Fun look through and study of some smaller "everyday" neighborhoods most tourists overlook when they're there to see see see the sights! The artist also concentrated on the area of 1 train line which he frequent which is nice there's a concentration.

Tokyo is huge, the author is neither an expert on japan nor claim this as a guide. It just a beautiful peek into his adventures and experiences while living abroad. The hardcopy is a nice book to have.

To reminisce perhaps he capture your own thoughts in pictures so well or just to see what some things you might be overlooking if you're heading out there yourself. It's a great inspiration piece, too. I wish I saw the review for the kindle edition sooner!

It SUX! I have the 8.

I need to find out how to return this kindle version, sigh more work. Actually quite annoyed right now. Great For Fans Of Tokyo! Although this couldn't be considered a guide book by any means, it'll give some idea of what it's like to experience Tokyo as an outsider. Chavouet's drawings are well done, especially the details on some of the buildings, and he painstakingly draws out maps for each section and even Japanese signage including Hiragana, Katakana, and Kanji writing so readers get the full effect.

I like that most of the drawings are cartoon-ish, but there are also some that are rendered with some realism -- mostly signs and packaging.

The book isn't arranged like a comic where you read from one panel to the next, it's arranged by neighborhoods and filled with drawings of people, places and things, that Chavouet encountered in that location, and is more like a scrapbook.

I recommend this book to artists and people who love all things Japanese and Tokyo. It definitely has that "kawai" cute feel to it. See all 80 reviews. Geschreven bij Tokyo on Foot Uniek en erg mooi boek over een jaar verblijf in Tokyo.

Vond je dit een nuttige review? Veel verrassende tips Rijk geillustreerd uniek. Geschreven bij Tokyo on Foot No, Tokyo is not a pretty city.

Kies je bindwijze. Direct beschikbaar. Verkoop door bol. Ebook Op verlanglijstje. E-book is direct beschikbaar na aankoop E-books lezen is voordelig Dag en nacht klantenservice Veilig betalen. Anderen bekeken ook. Donald Richie Tokyo Megacity 22, Sumiko Enbutsu Old Tokyo 12, Ellen Flannigan Tokyo Museum Guide 6, Dk Travel Top 10 Tokyo 5, Ryosuke Kami Tokyo Sights and Insights 5, John H.

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Tokyo on Foot: Travels in the City's Most Colorful Neighborhoods

Stel een vraag.You just clipped your first slide! The book is a diary of Chavouet's six months in Tokyo.

Niela rated it really liked it Nov 30, Uniek en erg mooi boek over een jaar verblijf in Tokyo. I just wanted it to be THAT much better.


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