“GIN RICKEY AND GOLDEN TETRA”

The Japanese illustrator Kanta Yokoyama was born and raised in Kamakura, a lovely suburb outside Tokyo that’s situated between sea and mountains. It’s this environment, he says, that helped shape him as an artist. His illustrations are simple but whimsical, and he’s attributed his childhood of catching bugs and going fishing as the reason why his work often includes bugs and fish.

“SINGAPORE SLING AND CARDINAL TETRA”

In a recent series of illustrations created for an exhibition at The Bank, a bar in Kamakura, Yokoyama drew various cocktails with adorable little fishies swimming through them. The playful names actually sound like real cocktails!

“GIMLET AND ZEBRAFISH”

“MOJITO AND AFRICAN LAMPEYE”

“SALTY DOG AND RASBORA ESPEI”

“AMERICAN LEMONADE AND RUMMY-NOSE TETRA”