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If you have an eye for detail, you might just recognize the place in the image above. It’s an awesome rendering of Tokyo’s Akihabara. And it’s from the skilled hand of a former quantum physics researcher turned picture jockey. 

John Hathway (pseudonym), the Japanese artist who created the picture, is known as a picture jockey (PJ) because he builds images the same way a disc jockey mixes tracks; by improvising with new patterns and arrangements and blending backgrounds to create totally unique and exciting works of art.

Now he’s teamed up with Tokyo Otaku Mode, a popular site for all things otaku, to celebrate their 10 million-plus likes on Facebook. They thanked fans in a unique way, with the release of this gorgeous image, and a rare picture jockey performance.

To find out how a picture jockey performs, check out the video below. Set to a track by Livetune, featuring Hatsune Miku, it’s a cool insight into the powers of copying and pasting. Only on a whole other level.

To see more of John Hathway’s incredible work, visit his official showcasing website here. In the meantime, you can check out more from this particular collection below. Simply beautiful.

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All images (C) John Hathway

Source: Kotaro Blog

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