Tokyo Tomo

Who We Are

Art, architecture, food, design...we've got you covered.

Darryl (left) with master sushi chef Shinji Kanesaka at Tokyo's Tsukiji fish market.

The lead consultant at Tokyo Tomo is Darryl Jingwen Wee.

A resident of Japan for nearly a decade, Darryl has kept a finger on the pulse of leading trends in Tokyo's art, architecture, design, fashion, and dining scenes. After studying French, English, and Japanese literature at Harvard University, he moved to Tokyo, where he began writing on the city's art scene and serving as an Asia art and lifestyle correspondent to leading international magazines including Artforum, Art Asia Pacific, WSJ, Japan Times, and LEAP.

He is also a highly sought-after translation consultant to institutions such as Japan's Agency for Cultural Affairs and the Mori Art Museum in Tokyo, and has consulted independently on projects for Deutsche Bank, Christie's, and the Michelin Guide. 

A former columnist at Bijutsu Techo, Japan's most prestigious art magazine, and Head of Visual Arts, Asia at Blouin Artinfo, Darryl has written about, translated texts on, and interviewed Japanese artists including Takashi Murakami, Koki Tanaka, Makoto Aida, and Teppei Kaneuji, Michelin-starred chefs like Yuki Onishi (Tsuta) and Shinji Kanesaka, architects like Junya Ishigami and Jun Mitsui, and ceramicists Satoru and Kayoko Hoshino.