Design Japanese-style graffiti

It's been almost 20 years since graffiti first exploded onto the shores of Japan. With styles evolving and splitting across the island, Japanese graffiti work is no longer simply an imitation of Western designs: today's writers are breaking the mould, creating as a means of self expression rather than just in the name of graffiti.

Recent work boldly displays clear stylistic differences from Western graffiti: some artists have deployed Japanese characters; others kanji or katakana mixed with influences from manga, anime or Japanese pop culture.

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