"EDO" is planned as the first work from a project in which historical Japanese tools are reproduced as desktop icons. It's a work which attempts to take the approach of building a world inside the set one step forward. With much time spent on the pre-production research for the work, sundry media, such as explanatory contents, and introduction using flash contents, as well as icons, are multiply linked.
Fifteen types of icon are included and they are mainly daily tools such as toys, accessories, currencies, and so forth, and quick explanations of each tool are provided.
For Flash contents, "Nihonbashi Akebono Tabidachi-no-zu" from Utagawa Hiroshige's "The Fifty-Three Stations of the Tōkaidō (Gyosho versions)" were used as preliminary sketches. The Flash shows a simple animated version of a day in Edo, and people in the animation have tools that are also icons. When the flash was created, I referred to the reproduction of the drawing, etc., which were displayed at Edo-Tokyo Museum, to re-draw Nihon-bashi of the original version in a detailed manner.
The characters in the flash are also those drawn in Hiroshige's diverse works. I drew them as if they were cel drawings using G-pens. The Hiroshige prints for the characters to which I referred include "Kiso Kaido Rokuju-Kyu Tsugi", "Kouto Meisho", "Touto Meisho", "Meisho Edo Hyakkei" and so forth, in addition to Hoei-do, Reisho, and Gyosho versions of "Tokaido Gojyu-San Tsugi".