Thursday, April 20, 2017

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

Every travel book is a personal memoir of sorts. How can anyone capture everything magical about a city - whether it's a small place like Vancouver or the world's biggest megacity?

Tokyo on Foot takes a totally different tack - it's a very personal memoir of the sights of Tokyo, collected in very sweet drawings.

The author would basically set up on corners in a few of Tokyo's neighbourhoods and draw people, buildings, or whatever struck his fancy. 

The homemade maps are priceless and brought back memories of the places my wife and I visited.

Such a fun read - and such an interesting window in Tokyo circa 2006.

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