Tokyo has been ravaged. It was meteors or earthquakes, tsunami or nuclear holocaust, though the cause hardly matters- no one’s left alive to remember it anyway. The apocalypse came and killed everyone, leaving only bits of our cities behind.
Tokyo Genso is the site of a Japanese game artist who is passionate about the apocalypse. His site features huge amounts of his often excellent art, occasionally describing his destructing technique, and show-casing his work in magazines like ‘Liberal Time’ and at otaku conventions. He takes photos around Tokyo, and via Photoshop kills all the people and ages the city through various natural disasters.
Shibuya, the Center-Gai Sakuraya
Recently I’ve become more interested in this kind of of digital manipulation, also called digital painting. I use some basic tools in Photoshop and like what I see. At some point I’ll try my hand at destructing environments, but for now let’s all enjoy what Tokyo Genso (Tokyo Fantasy) has managed to conjure up for us.
Shibuya crossing, 109 building by day
Shibuya crossing, 109 building by night
Yoyogi Station Platform
The Center-Gai Sakuraya after 50 years
Shibuya, the Center-Gai Sakuraya after 100 years
Shinjuku’s Cocoon Tower
The Rainbow Bridge, from Odaiba
The Tocho Government Building in Shinjuku
A destructed Tokyo street
See more Fantasy Ruins in the gallery.
See all my real world ‘haikyo/ruin’ explores in Japan here:[album id=4 template=compact]
See a curation of curious world ruins here.
Read my stories inspired by ruin here.
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