Learn About Tokyo from These Kouhei Ashino Paintings

 - Aug 25, 2012
References: flickr & thefoxisblack
Get lost in these Kouhei Ashino paintings. The Tokyo-based artist has managed to capture the everyday life in Japan, allowing for viewers to participate in cultural voyeurism. The detailed depictions will make anyone interested in Japanese culture feel that they have taken the trip to the small but extremely lively and historical country.

Though the watercolors do not demonstrate anything out of the ordinary, Ashino finds the beauty in the mundane activities. Plus it is easy to see how these Kouhei Ashino paintings are so convincing in reflecting real life, since Ashino had formerly worked as a 3D-animator, but gave it up in 2008. Instead he has since worked on being an illustrator creating impeccable watercolors such as this series, but he also uses other mediums that include drawings and collages.