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.
Shibuya 109 Department Store
Tokyo Big Sight
Kabuki Theatre in Ginza
Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building
Wako Building in Ginza
Shinjuku HAL Mode Gakuen Cocoon Tower
Shibuya 109 Department Store in Heavy Rain
Saigo Mori Statue in Ueno
Nakano Station 2
Osaka Tsutenkaku Tower
Moai Statue in Shibuya
Asakusa Hanayashiki Amusement Park
Shibuya 109 Department Store Halloween Edition
Tohoku Save Japan Image
The Walker Poster
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 :)!
Saturday, November 19, 2011
Post-Apocalyptic Images of Japan | Gakuranman – illuminating Japan