Thought Watercolor Paintings, Polish Artist Depicts the Unseen, Quiet and Ordinary Part of Tokyo

When we talk about Tokyo we think about the beautiful, clean, safe, urbanized, amazing architectural, neon lighted city, surrounded with the adorable cherry blossoms everywhere. Tokyo holds the reputation for one of the most futuristic cities in the world, and to a lot of people who visit it for a short time and get to spend time in the heart of the country mesmerized by the beauty of it, they totally agree for the reputation that it holds. However, if you’ve been living there for a longer time and get to really know all the corners of it and the history that hides behind.

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Polish illustrator and digital designer Mateusz Urbanowicz is one of those people that has seen a different face of the city and has decided to share it through a watercolor painting series of the Tokyo storefronts. The artist was living in Tokyo for more than 3 years and was surprised to see a lot of shops and businesses in really old buildings. Different from Kobe, where the earthquake wiped out a lot of these old downtown houses and shops, in Tokyo, they managed to survive.



Mateusz Urbanowicz was born and raised in Silesia, Poland. He studied electronic engineering until he found out that making art could be more than a weird hobby. Following his graduation he moved to Japan in order to study animation and comics at Kobe Design University, thanks to a Japanese government scholarship. He then graduated with honors with a short animated movie Right Places.

The artist focuses on Tokyo’s storefronts and through his illustrations, we see a quiet and ordinary part of Tokyo that isn’t influenced by the skyscrapers and neon lights.









16 Isolated Houses For The Solitary Soul – The Perfect Spot for Calmness

Living in a city does have its advantages, but even city-dwellers sometimes prefer to escape to some calm places. They need a life with no noisy neighbors and no daily life battles to let their weary souls re-charge. Each day more, isolated houses are rented out to people who want a peaceful place to rest from all the stress and troubles of the world.

Scroll down below to see such beautiful houses surrounded by beautiful views, which will bring calmness to your tired soul. And don’t forget to vote for your favorite house!

1. Little Red House, Iceland

Patrick Sharp

2. Arnarstapi, Iceland

J.G. Damlow

3. Red House In Snowy Norway

Tzvika Stein

4. In The Fields Of Gold, Alberta, Canada


5. Barrier Highway, South Australia

Steven Powell

6. Rice Terraces Of Mu Cang Chai, Vietnam

Rehahn Croquevielle

7. Saint Cado, France

Philippe Albanel

8. Magical Home, Poland

Marcin Kesek

9. A Tiny House In The Meadow, Lithuania

10. Philips, Alberta, Canada

Brandon B.Report

11. House On The Lake, Iceland

Wim Denijs

12. Little House In Wester Ross, Scotland

Michael Leek

13. Applecross Road, Scotland

Paul Byrne

14. House In Tea Plantation, Munnar

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15. Montana, Usa

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16. Loneliest House in the World / Iceland

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