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Saturday, November 19, 2011

Post-Apocalyptic Images of Japan | Gakuranman – illuminating Japan

The ruins and haikyo aficionado in me couldn’t resist making a post about Tokyo Genso‘s fabulous art depicting post-apocalyptic Japan. The illustrations have a breathtaking otherworldly quality that perfectly capture the sort of scenes I regularly come across while exploring ruins, albeit of course, on a much grander and majestic scale.

Some of the scenes really aren’t stretching the truth that much either. Head into the backstreets of Japan and you’ll quickly find dilapidated old buildings and creeping plants reclaiming man-made structures for mother nature. Apply that to the iconic landmarks of central Tokyo and other areas of Japan, and you have some gorgeous concept art for what Tokyo could look like if man were wiped from the planet.

Anyway, enough talk. I scoured the net for the biggest and best pictures. Enjoy.

Shinjuku Skyscapers

Shibuya 109 Department Store

Tokyo Big Sight

Haneda Airport

Rainbow Bridge

Shibuya Sakuraya

Hamamatsucho Station

Shinjuku Station

Osaka Streets

Sofmap Akihabara

Kabuki Theatre in Ginza

Tokyo Skytree

Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building

Tokyo Streets


Tokyo Tower

Wako Building in Ginza


Tokyo Monorail

Shinjuku HAL Mode Gakuen Cocoon Tower

Shibuya 109 Department Store in Heavy Rain

Shibuya Sakuraya

Saigo Mori Statue in Ueno

Nakano Station

Nakano Station 2

Osaka Tsutenkaku Tower

Osaka Billiken

Moai Statue in Shibuya


Hato Bus

Asakusa Hanayashiki Amusement Park

Akihabara Sofmap


Yoyogi Station

Shibuya Sakuraya

Shibuya 109 Department Store Halloween Edition

Tohoku Save Japan Image

The Walker Poster

Shibuya Station

You can find Tokyo Genso’s website here, and the Deviant Art page here. He works as an animator and concept artist for games, and ‘Tokyo Genso’ is his original artwork. Some interesting shots on him working on a watercolour piece here. Check out his blog with lots of fisheye photography and quirky trips :)!

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