A series of watercolor illustrations of Tokyo storefronts by artist Mateusz Urbanowicz. He first encountered them when he moved to Tokyo a few years ago and was fascinated by how many old buildings were still in use and have survived countless earthquakes. Most of the shops are narrow probably due to the lack of space.
When I moved to Tokyo, more than 3 years ago I was really surprised that upon my walks I encountered so many shops still in business in really old buildings. Differently to Kobe, where the earthquake wiped out a lot of these old downtown houses and shops, in Tokyo they still survive. I chose the best reference pictures from the ones I took during my explorations and decided to make an illustration series of old Tokyo shopfronts.