‘Tokyo Sanpo’, Exploring Tokyo by Bike and by Comic

While living in Tokyo, Florent Chavouet began to sketch his modest everyday life. And so it was that Tokyo Sanpo was born.

08.01.2019

WordsManon Baeza

©Editions Philippe Picquier / Florent Chavouet

While living in Tokyo for six months with his partner, Florent Chavouet began to sketch the details of his everyday life, and compiled them in a playful, colourful piece of work: Tokyo Sanpo. The author’s meticulous lines reveal a Tokyo where nothing escapes the keen eye of an observer having recently arrived in the Japanese capital.

In a humorous tone, he shares his vision of Tokyo life, from improbable trips to the konbini to the subtleties of Japanese housing and a compilation of Tokyoites’ different clothing styles. Florent Chavouet also provides information on the layout of certain districts in the city through maps where he shows his favourite locations, and shares a few anecdotes in passing. Engaging, funny and captivating, Tokyo Sanpo is not to be missed by lovers of Japan, and especially Tokyo.

 

Tokyo Sampo (2009) by Florent Chavouet, published by Picquier

©Editions Philippe Picquier / Florent Chavouet

©Editions Philippe Picquier / Florent Chavouet

©Editions Philippe Picquier / Florent Chavouet

©Editions Philippe Picquier / Florent Chavouet

©Editions Philippe Picquier / Florent Chavouet