Shibuya #4 Graffiti

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How about we take a look at some of the graffiti one can find while taking a stroll in Shibuya? Some are stickers, some are scribbles, but some really complement their surroundings. Others just answer hard life questions like “Can I have an AT-AT walker as a pet?”.

One thing I have yet to figure out though, is when does all the graphic work get done…

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This is actually under an overhead pass heading into Yoyogi Park.

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A pretty complex work of graffiti art.

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One thing I noticed about graffiti on road signs like the one above is that it always comes with a taxi in the background. ^^.

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By the way, if you’re wondering about the BNE stickers, STIPPY has a very informative blog post all about BNE. ^^. BNE is a worldwide phenomenon! BNE stickers can be found in most major cities in the world. There’s even a reward for the capture of Mr BNE. ^^.

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This one I like. Found it on the way walking from Daikanyama to Shibuya. Don’t you think it adds some color to the already grey stairway? ^^.

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  • http://japanman.wordpress.com Ian

    What’s the BNE thing all about? I saw it everywhere in Tokyo but not sure I’ve noticed back here in Fukuoka.

    Ian´s last blog post..Doing a bailout? Not so easy

  • http://kenleewrites.com k

    Just updated the post with a link to another post all about BNE. ^^.

  • http://bk201.wordpress.com/ bk201

    There’s art…and then there’s graffiti.
    Those stickers are cool

    bk201´s last blog post..Red Eyes

  • http://meilinpruwita.wordpress.com mei

    I like the last one, cantik^^

  • http://www.chirimotsumoreba.net Jordan

    I think people might be forgetting that anyone can make these stickers. That seems to be the point of it, almost like a more simplistic knock off of Fairey’s OBEY giant. I had to laugh at that guy on STIPPY who did a whois.net search of the bneone domain. As if anyone who might be legally accountable for their art would be dumb enough to register a domain in their real name. Good post, Ken. One of these days I’ll post up all my graf shots as well.

  • http://kenleewrites.com k

    looking forward to it!

  • http://suigeneris-me.blogspot.com/ Enrique

    i enjoy the last one! cheers one up as u head to work!

  • http://blogcantik.com/ gadis cantik

    Selamat siang, salam kenal…
    Baru hari ini saya baca blog ini, ketemu di google :D

    Si Cantik

  • http://www.darrenwashere.com Darren

    I remember driving out from the grand hotel in Yokohama (had the pleasure of staying there in ’05) and a block away, saw the biggest, baddest, coolest wall of graffiti Ive ever seen. I wanted to take a pic, but gf didnt like the idea. (x-gf). lol. ~dw
    .-= Darren´s last blog ..Overlooking the Gulf of Siam =-.

  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/jaberwashere lisa hirata

    konnichiwa! i live in LA and wanted to figure out a way to do a live painting graffiti event or urban art show out in japan. do you know of any shops/stores/people i can get in contact with to make this happen? check out my homeboy’s work on http://www.flickr.com and search for jaber