I found this fantastic book last weekend at Ariel:
Unable to read Japanese, any background to this publication remains mysterious. There are however two URLs in the book that lead to a small amount of information -
One points to some kind of baseball field/publishing house(?) the other to another publisher’s site. I think. Anyway, this is not important, other than to repeat the words we find here:
“What you see above isn’t a virtual-reality image created on a computer. It’s a ‘Fotomo’ â€” a three-dimensional object you can pick up and hold in your hand.”
Fans of Pet Architecture - Atelier Bow Wow’s study of Tokyo’s vernacular architecture - will find instant gratification here. It is essentially a do it yourself model making kit for that excellent piece of research. There are street scenes, tiny buildings, crowded corners, a photomart, vending machines.
So, Sunday night in front of the telly was spent making up a couple of the scenes. There are still a whole lot to make, so I might try to post more next week…
This link to the Japanese Amazon store will lead you to similar books in the series that you can buy.