Tag Archives: street art

January 23

Spiderman Looks Into The Old Crystal Ball

  Sometimes Tokyo street art is so awesome, there’s nothing more to say. • Read a novel set in Tokyo

July 20

Tokyo Street Art Redux

Gotta say, in the land where people don’t even ask the gods for a favor without turning their prayer plaque into a piece of manga, the street art in Tokyo never disappoints. • Read a novel set in Tokyo  

March 16

Changing The World, One Tag At A Time

I started taking pictures of work by the street artist known as 281_Antinuke a couple of years ago because I thought it was beautiful. Now I shoot it because I think it’s the voice of young Japanese saying to their society: we don’t want prosperity at the price of environmental destruction. While the government tries […]

August 28

Dance Cat

I’m always excited to see this Tokyo street artist’s work colonizing a new neighborhood. What is it about this character that really cheers me up? If you’d like to visit the Akihabara area the next time you’re in Tokyo, directions & maps are on my website, The Tokyo Guide I Wish I’d Had. • Read a novel set in Tokyo  

October 31

Happy Harroween, Street Style

According to the street artists of Tokyo, every day has the potential to be Halloween! A few of my favorite spookies, from the back alleys of Shibuya, Harajuku and Shinjuku… • Read a novel set in Tokyo…

September 27

Square Poop Forbidden

…and whether you call it a bicycle or a bike, don’t even THINK of parking it here. • Read a novel set in Tokyo…

September 16

Another Cryptic Message From The Guerilla Philosopher

Look, another missive from my favorite street artist/philosopher! This one’s a bit dark, innit? “Every time I hear the news that someone has been killed, I vow to live each day to the max, in case I’m next.” また 人が殺された こんなニュースを 聞かされる度 募る思いがあるもっと懸命に生きねばならない いつ殺されても悔いのない様 Found this in the same alley where he posted before. • […]