Drawing Tokyo’s Nostalgic Atmosphere — An Interview With Shinji Tsuchimochi

Amélie Geeraert
Kokoro Media
Published in
10 min readMar 1, 2024

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Maybe you do not know his name, but if you like Japan or cute illustrations, then you probably have already seen some of his works online. Shinji Tsuchimochi is a Tokyo-born illustrator who started drawing scenes of the Tokyo traditional districts as a way to express himself beside his main job — painting backgrounds for Japanese animation series. His cute…

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Amélie Geeraert
Kokoro Media

Living in Japan since 2011. I love interviewing inspiring people.