Graffiti found on stone wall near Emperor Naruhito's residence

National Jun 25, 2019

Graffiti found on stone wall near Emperor Naruhito's residence

Graffiti was found Tuesday morning on a stone wall that surrounds the Akasaka Estate in Tokyo, where Emperor Naruhito and his family reside, police said. Red lines and writing in the Roman alphabet spanned dozens of meters on the east wall facing the sidewalk. The ...

Graffiti found at Nagano's historic Zenkoji Temple

National / Crime & Legal Oct 9, 2017

Graffiti found at Nagano's historic Zenkoji Temple

Police have launched an investigation into vandalism following the discovery of graffiti at Zenkoji Temple in the city of Nagano. Part of the temple is designated as a national treasure. Officials at the temple contacted police Sunday, and they later found at least 30 marks, ...

National Jun 1, 2017

Graffiti vandals deface 11 shrines in Awaji

Eleven shrines in Awaji, Hyogo Prefecture, were hit by graffiti vandals from Tuesday to Wednesday and police suspect the same party was behind each case. The Awaji Police Department said the graffiti were first discovered at Izanagi Jingu Shrine on Tuesday afternoon. The daily Asahi ...

Japanese graffiti artist 281_Anti Nuke takes aim at Trump

Art Jan 28, 2017

Japanese graffiti artist 281_Anti Nuke takes aim at Trump

by Teppei Kasai

Japanese graffiti artist 281_Anti Nuke says his politically charged placards plastered around central Tokyo are meant to serve as a warning to the dangers of new U.S. President Donald Trump. Amid the bustling night life of Shibuya, a major shopping and entertainment hub in Tokyo, ...

Nylon references a synthetic world

Art Apr 7, 2015

Nylon references a synthetic world

by Daisuke Kikuchi

The Wish Less gallery is so named for a reason. Located on a quiet backstreet of Tabata in Tokyo, it advocates "wishing less" and "acting more" by offering itself as a meeting place for visitors to discover and talk about new art. "We wanted somewhere ...