18 December 2018 ● 1 min read ● 4 images

I made these images in response to Tokyo Collective’s brief on creating a visual narrative about an object in Tokyo for their 2nd anthology zine: Monogatari.

Inspired by my neighborhood charming irregular buildings which remained me of the wabi-sabi philosophy, I decided to make a series of images on this topic.

Wabi-sabi in its origins referred to the solitude felt when living in nature and it was also linked to the tea ceremony. It is also about looking closer, appreciating imperfection and the pass of time, that’s why the sequence of images are a continuous close up (except for the two last ones).

This story is one of the 13 stories in the zine “Monogatari”, however I have also created signed and numbered limited edition risograph prints. Available here:

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Tania Vicedo

I'm an illustrator in Tokyo, Japan


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