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Illustration: Striking Japanese scenes from illustrator Yuki Kitazumi

Whenever you’re in a group of people discussing where you want to go next in the world, Japan is always the place people have at their top spot. I’m with them, and this work by Yuki Kitazumi pretty much encapsulates the magic that’s so enticing – cloud-thick blossom swirling over gangs of uniformed schoolchildren, tiny birds tweeting above the heads of a delicate garden party, gaggles of windswept tourists crossing over grey waters on enormous bridges. Yuki Kitazumi’s washed-out collages and pastel water-colour images depict just that – adding in some truly moving illustrations of caring for the elderly and women in the process of getting dressed. If only all illustration was as palpable as this.

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Yuki Kitazumi: Sakura

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Yuki Kitazumi: Sakura 2

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Yuki Kitazumi: Airport

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Yuki Kitazumi: Taipei

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Yuki Kitazumi: First Spring Storm

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Yuki Kitazumi: Room 2

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Yuki Kitazumi: Room 1