“Tokyo on Foot” by Florent Chavouet – A Book Review

A journal with a difference. No photographs, no detailed long texts. All pages are hand-drawn using colour pencils, including maps of Tokyo, architectural buildings, people, and all things Japanese.

Florent is very good at drawing buildings, with good perspective. The maps are very detailed and introduce many parts of each neighbourhood which can only be explored by walking around. This can serve as a guide for new visitors moving around the places.

He adds humour and sees quirky aspects of Tokyo urbanites. Take your time to turn the pages and read his humourous description associated with each drawing. This is a good guide to Tokyo and its people.

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