Takahiro Kimura
Takahiro Kimura - Tokyo

Takahiro Kimura is a Japanese animator, illustrator and character designer based in Tokyo. Takahiro studied technology of painting and graphic design at Salesian Polytechnic, as well as drawing, landscape painting and fashion drawing at Setsu Mode Seminar. In 2003 Takahiro created a group of web and television collage animation characters collectively called Kimsnake.

Shinjuku-Kabukicho (Bar)

Tokyo by Takahiro Kimura

Shinjuku-Kabukicho is one of the famous entertainment spots in Tokyo. There are many theatres, bars, hostess bars, and adult entertainment business. People seek pleasure, shout, and walk drunkenly at night, even though they are shy and busy with work during the daytime. Mysterious neon lights make people desire more what they want to do. You feel people’s fundamental energy there at night.

Address
Shinjuku-Kabukicho | Seibu Shinjuku Station | Tokyo

Inokashira Park Zoo (Zoo)

Tokyo by Takahiro Kimura

In Inokashira Park Zoo is the oldest female elephant in Japan, her name is Hanako. She became 64 years old in January 2011. She came from Thailand in 1949 and became popular. We all wish her long life. However, there was a tragedy that Hanako accidentally stepped over the staff working there and killed him. She was called “murderer” at that time.

Address
Inokashira Park Zoo | 1-17-6, Gotenyama, Musashino-shi | Tokyo

Kandayabusoba (Restaurant)

Tokyo by Takahiro Kimura

There are many long-established good Japanese buckwheat noodle restaurants in Kanda. "Kanda Yabusoba" was founded in 1880. Soba is Japanese brown noodle made from buckwheat flour. Generally, it is eaten cold after being dipped in a soy-flavored sauce. Kanda is also famous as a city for secondhand bookstores. You should take a walk to look for the books you like after eating Soba.

Address
Kandayabusoba | 2-10 Kanda Awajicyo, Chiyoda-ku | Tokyo

Toei Animation Gallery (Gallery)

Tokyo by Takahiro Kimura

This gallery is located in the Toei Animation. Toei Animation, with the history of more than 50 years, is a representative animation company in Japan, and has produced a lot of animated movies and TV animated cartoons. In this gallery, the valuable interesting things used in the animations beforehand are displayed.

Address
Toei Animation Gallery | 2-10-5 Higashi Ohizumi, Nerima-ku | Tokyo

Coconara (Cafe)

Tokyo by Takahiro Kimura

Daikanyama is a fashionable town which attracts young people. There are many stylish cafes. Coconara, a cafe & dining, is the place where they can enjoy art while they are eating and drinking. In the shop, there are tables which various artists have decorated. Artworks of the featured artist are displayed on the walls. You can see my work in this photograph.

Address
Coconara | Shibuya Ebisu-Nishi 1-36-10 | Tokyo

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