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Neo-Ruins: lithographs of post- apocalyptic Tokyo

Neo-Ruins --
Shibuya Center

Neo-Ruins --

Neo-Ruins --
Ginza Chuo Dori

Neo-Ruins --
Ginza 4-chrome intersection

The series of lithographs by Hisaharu Motada depicts the post-apocalyptic state of the city of Tokyo.

he says

“if you think of Japan, you may have a strong image of beautiful nature and oriental culture. However after experiencing the period of the high growth economy, Japan now suffers environmental disruption everywhere. When you come to the Japan, you might not even find it beautiful. It is a pity, but it is true.”

via Jeansnow and Japanator


  1. June 8, 2007 at 11:34 pm

    Considering how completely horrible the subject matter is, these are beautiful shots.

  2. June 9, 2007 at 9:02 am

    Absolutely – they’re mesmerizing! The simple fact that you are able to view this image implies a sense of survival – the ‘omega man’ experience, and a sense of the continuation of life beyond, all be it vegetable. I’m also mesmerized by the technical production of these images. Detail like this doesn’t come easy. Is it photographic or has it been produced through painstaking drawings directly on the stone? I’ve tried my hand at lithography myself and it isn’t easy. With lots of accidental effects and technical variables it takes a great deal of skill to be this precise.

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