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The Tokyo stores in Milan

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Tommaso Berra
Mateusz Urbanowicz | Collater.al

Walking through the door of Tenoha, a restaurant and concept store in Milan located between Darsena and Porta Genova, you might suddenly find yourself in a Tokyo street, illuminated by neon lights and lanterns, with the signs of an artisan store.
From January 15 to March 27, 2022, Tenoha will be hosting the exhibition “Botteghe di Tokyo”, an 1100sqm area dedicated to the illustrations collected in the book of the same name by Polish artist Mateusz Urbanowicz. In 160 pages are collected views of the Japanese capital, images of stores remained motionless in time, seen with realism and with the charm of a European who moved to Tokyo to study and remained to develop his illustrations for animated films.

The watercolors of Mateusz Urbanowicz become at Tenoha an immersive exhibition, in which giant photographs of the artist’s plates are reproduced, creating many theatrical scenes among which to move as if it were really a Tokyo street.
At life size it will be more beautiful to appreciate the watercolor technique and the details of the wooden facades of the old stores. The colorful signs and displays outside the doors will make you want to knock in search of a souvenir or a dish to eat, finding the calm of the woodcuts of the floating world and the chaos of the great contemporary metropolis.

Stores of Tokyo – The Exhibition is free, reservations are required and can be made HERE.

Mateusz Urbanowicz | Collater.al
Mateusz Urbanowicz | Collater.al
Mateusz Urbanowicz | Collater.al
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Written by Tommaso Berra
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