Tokyo Neighborhood: Street Art of Daikanyama

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Located at central Tokyo, often associated with foreign embassies and upscale shops and next stop prior Shibuya station, the true treasure of Daikanyama can be found at the many wall arts and graffiti.

What better way to define Tokyo apart from the fame scramble intersection but by street art, bikes and trains, which all can be found along the road parallel to the JR Yamanote train tracks.

From the simplest electrical post to the paid parking area, each corners and space available is larded with every imaginative and creative drawing by renegade, unknown street artists.
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Hip and youthful might be the correct term to describe this side of town but I think more than anything, the street of
Daikanyama is one giant art exhibit minus the entrance fee.
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I stopped and sat at one corner not just to photograph the girl on bike passing by but I wanted to take a moment and appreciate every beat, sound and sight of the city.
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I will gladly stare at the underpass wall, follow the mermaid and the fish than stare at a dull, blank wall. Say what you want to say, but a city without any street art or graffitis is not a city at all.
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You’re art exploration should be extended up to the underpass at Shibuya station. Not the usual shiny and bright Tokyo that we are so accustom to, it is parking area for bikes and a shelter to several homeless people, creating a character of its own.
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I remember the first time I set foot in Daikanyama, on my quest to find Superheadz main office (manufacturer of Ultra Wide & Slim toy film camera and digital nozomi), I was mesmerized by each walls and vow that one day I will go back and capture as much street art as I could possibly do.

I hope that my photographs were able to give justice to the one of a kind art exhibit at Daikanyama.

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