February 22, 2013

The Maps by Masako Kubo

(via sfgirlbybay)


Masako Kubo draws amazing maps.

I love the way she illustrates.
Like this map of Kamakura below.


And did you know the Tokyo Marathon 2013 is this coming weekend?

Tokyo Marathon was added to the
World Marathon Major Series starting this year.

How exciting is that?
(I'm excited and I don't even run...except to the station sometimes.)

The others are Boston, London, Berlin, Chicago, and New York.
Apparently Tokyo is the first one to join in Asia.


Masako Kubo illustrated the Tokyo Marathon course
for the latest issue of metropolitana.


This marathon course is pretty much a tourists paradise.

It starts in Shinjuku,
in front of the Tokyo Metropolis Government building,
and goes by famous spots around Tokyo,
like the Imperial Palace and Tokyo Tower,
and ends the race in Odaiba.


I've always wanted to go cheer everyone on.
And also see Jesus Christ.

I'm not even kidding.

Every year this guy dresses up as Jesus
and runs the marathon with a cross on his back.

A styrofoam cross.
But still.

Maybe I'll spot him this year.


Tokyo Marathon starts at 9:10am
on Sunday, February 24, 2013.
Live on Fuji TV.

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