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Japanese graffiti artists skirt constraints

Japanese street art is still a little behind Asia, Europe or America, says street artist Kohei Yamao, better known as BAKIBAKI.


BENEATH the crackle and hum of Japan's neon veneer, graffiti culture has traditionally been viewed as mindless vandalism assaulting the country's highly valued sense of order and cleanliness.

Tokyo's lanes are virtually bare of the edgy street art - common in other major