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Overview

Japan has long been a breeding ground for innovative appropriation of Western traditions, as with cinema and baseball. But the fanatical embrace with which Japanese artists have welcomed graffiti has made for a street-art scene wholly apart from its Western origins. As the first English-language book dedicated to Japanese graffiti, Graffiti Japan is an obvious choice for a paperback edition, featuring all the same great photographs and artist interviews with KRESS, BELX2, FATE, TENGA, EMAR, SUIKO, QP, and many more.
 
The graffiti featured in Graffiti Japan replicates the calligraphic intricacies of the Japanese language with spray paint, depicting how anime and manga characters, national pride, as well as foreign influences, are integral parts of the country's scene. From sprawling, legally sanctioned murals to illegal throw-ups hidden in alleyways, this work could not exist in any other country.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781935613305
  • Publisher: Batty, Mark Publisher
  • Publication date: 8/16/2011
  • Pages: 144
  • Product dimensions: 8.30 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Based in Tokyo, award-winning filmmaker and photographer Remo Camerota has been revealing aspects of Japanese visual subcultures, from graffiti to manhole covers, for years.

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Table of Contents

Preface Remo Camerota Camerota, Remo 6

Introduction KRESS 8

About Japan 10

Artists

Belx2 12

SKLAWL 18

MISSILE 26

SUIKO 28

EMAR 36

Tenga/3AM 40

SCA 44

KRESS 46

FATE 52

PHIL 56

SHIZENTOMOTEL 60

Hitotzuki (Sasu+Kami) 70

Qp/Hs/Stm/Msk/T7l 76

ESOW 80

BUTOBASK 82

Places

Hiroshima 84

Osaka 90

Kanagawa 94

Tokyo 114

Overseas Presence 130

Shops & Shutters 136

Street 138

Photo Credits 142

Acknowledgments 144

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