I’ve been keeping my eyes peeled for more graffiti art ever since spotting these the last time I was in Tokyo. The one above can be found very close to the Hachiko crossing near Shibuya JR station.
The bright orange band on the pillar is actually a highly reflective sticker meant to aid traffic visibility at night but has since become an unwitting urban street art participant, serving as a canvas for graffiti artists.
(above) Any of you Tokyoites familiar with the graffiti sticker featuring the little girl in a raincoat ?
(above and below) Switchboxes are always big graffiti magnets. These two are found near one of the exits of Shinjuku’s Omoide Yokocho, aka Yakitori Alley. Some really nice food there.
(above) This one I chanced upon while on my way to the swanky Tsutaya bookstore in Daikanyama.
(below) This one I shot somewhere in Saitama. Technically these aren’t really graffiti but just propaganda posters, but they remind me so much of the ones seen in Otomo’s Akira manga for the Great Tokyo Empire. Only…these are the real deal.