*First broadcast on November 24, 2020. The city of Tokyo is normally crowded with tourists at all times of the year, but the COVID-19 pandemic has transformed it. In a series called Tokyo Stories, Peter Barakan meets residents not originally from Japan, to hear how their lives have been affected. This time he speaks with Mateusz Urbanowicz, from Poland. He paints scenes from the city, such as the colorful storefronts of independent shops, and rainy, neon-lit nightscapes. He explains his view of Tokyo's urban development.
Peter Barakan enjoys the artwork of Mateusz Urbanowicz
Urbanowicz explores Shibuya with his camera, searching for a new subject matter