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Graffiti in JAPAN...Reccomendations?

Discussion in 'Third Rail' started by Gunm, Sep 22, 2004.

  1. Gunm

    Gunm Banned

    Joined: Aug 31, 2003 Messages: 12,427 Likes Received: 1
    This winter I'll be heading to Japan (Tokyo) and Hong Kong for three weeks. I wanted to know if anyone could reccomend....

    -streets or districts to flick tags and graffiti.

    -stores or shops that sell the ill, "never a chance of seeing it here stateside" markers, inks, etc...

    And could anyone tell me what the graffiti laws are like over there?

    Muchas gracias amigos:mexican:
  2. Fabo 2

    Fabo 2 Member

    Joined: Mar 20, 2002 Messages: 345 Likes Received: 2
    for tokyo:

    go to east shinjuku, or roppongi, or anywhere else tourists congregate. Most of the graf is by tourists, there's not much of a local scene. I haven't seen anything running on the trains so far.
    The police don't speak any english and have draconian powers in being able to lock mans up for no reason, so don't get caught.
  3. Fabo 2

    Fabo 2 Member

    Joined: Mar 20, 2002 Messages: 345 Likes Received: 2
    oh and if you go to kabuki-cho watch out for the army of ex-pat touts

    STYLEISKING Dirty Dozen Crew

    Joined: Sep 2, 2002 Messages: 14,313 Likes Received: 219
    tokyo to yokohama!

    take the train to end station yokohama
    under the bridge,theres a long hall of fame!
  5. Gunm

    Gunm Banned

    Joined: Aug 31, 2003 Messages: 12,427 Likes Received: 1
    fuckin' a heads...thanks for the sage reccomendations...keep'em coming
  6. Cucumber

    Cucumber New Jack

    Joined: Sep 15, 2004 Messages: 86 Likes Received: 0
    Shibuya, Shinjuku/Kabuki-Cho, Roppongi best place for takin flicks. All along the train line heading to Kamakura. And if you're in kyoto and walk towards Gion you can hope over onto the tracks if you feel like painting, but be careful.
  7. fatbastard

    fatbastard Elite Member

    Joined: Jun 30, 2002 Messages: 2,880 Likes Received: 10
    Japan is home to some of the best quality stationary around. My sister bought me back a half litre of ink from the japanese equivelent to the 99c store..

    Havent been there myself, but make sure to check out general purpose stationary stores.
  8. get sick

    get sick New Jack

    Joined: Oct 8, 2004 Messages: 8 Likes Received: 0
    i'd recomend getting a JR (japan rail) pass, i'm pretty sure travel agencies are the only people that can hook you up with those, i forgot how much they cost but you get unlimited rides on JR lines, including a bunch of lines in tokyo, i think any and all shinkansen (bullet trains), in smaller cities like hiroshima the trams, and some ferries are operated by JR, so get one cause they come in handy.

    besides whats been mentioned, near Ueno station in Tokyo, theres a bunch of shops with shutter fronts under the tracks, and a few have nice legal pieces on the fronts of them, so check that place out after everyone's closed up shop. i also saw some nice stuff on the walls along the east side of the Sumida river.

    theres stuff everywhere, just gotta keep your eyes peeled. but i'm sure you know all about that. have a good trip.
  9. M0De7

    M0De7 New Jack

    Joined: Jul 18, 2003 Messages: 20 Likes Received: 0
    Thats pretty dope but I've never heard of any real scene down there.
  10. OHASHI

    OHASHI Junior Member

    Joined: Oct 8, 2004 Messages: 190 Likes Received: 0
    try hittin up TOP NATION JAPAN in shibuya, its near tower records. they got tips, otrs and such
  11. azert

    azert Senior Member

    Joined: Dec 29, 2003 Messages: 1,798 Likes Received: 35
    Are you fucking serious?? Damn I haven't been to Shibuya in a long ass time. Bout time to go there again I guess.

    Oh and mode7 go back to BombingScience.
  12. NOTTS1

    NOTTS1 Senior Member

    Joined: Apr 8, 2003 Messages: 1,043 Likes Received: 1
    wats the deal with osaka. does anyone know hor far it is from tokyo?? also does anyone know where the graff shops are in tokyo.
  13. fuck muni

    fuck muni Senior Member

    Joined: Nov 26, 2003 Messages: 1,089 Likes Received: 4

    and dont get caught...the last night i was there i was walking home drunk from a strip club and hit a tag and some cop came up and pointed at my tag..i was fucking scared shitless but a lot of appologizing can go a long way...he ended up letting me go and not even taking my streaker

    a good store with markers and shit is TOKYU HANDS, theres on in shibuya, its got everything from snowboards to handbags to pilot jumbos

    fuck tagging in japan anywyas....go hit up the clubs, all the sick stores, the local women
  14. Fabo 2

    Fabo 2 Member

    Joined: Mar 20, 2002 Messages: 345 Likes Received: 2
    tokyo has a lot of places to get markers, but you won't find anything you can't find here
    also bear in mind everything is gonna cost pier nug, nothing's cheap