June 23, 2010

A Crowd


A street artist at Prope Dori, working on his creation. He writes words or drawings for anyone who's interested enough to ask.

I liked this one below. The words written on it read "Aru ga mama ni iki ro," which means something like "Live just as you are."


There was quite a crowd surrounding him. Curious about what he was doing, a wide variety of people, ranging from small kids to grandpas and grandmas, were all trying to get a good look. Popular guy!

19 comments:

Lois said...

How pretty! He is very talented.

VP said...

An interesting guy, for what I can understand he is quite talented.

Leif Hagen said...

A beautiful calligraphy - wonderful hiragana!

Tall Gary said...

What a world we live in. Here he is on Prope Street in Tokorozawa, an itinerant street seller. Towards the bottom of one of his colorful creations in the top photo are the words: “In the world...” and, thanks to you Kaori, and we visitors, those words he painted are now being seen all over the world. Could we, or he, have imagined such a thing not so long ago?

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ρομπερτ said...

Returing life to its real importance. How very impressive and refreshingly promissing.
Please have a nice Thursday.

daily athens

Al said...

Some of these street artists are amazing. I'm no judge of calligraphy but his work looks very good.,

Louis la Vache said...

"Live just as you are"
Good words to live by!

Caroline said...

What a wonderful idea. I think he is very clever and creative. Are they for sale or is he just doing it for fun?

sushi said...

When I guess from a readable words written in his work that has a powerful message to a Japanese living in a present age.

Babzy said...

very nice work ,despite i can't read japanese , ideograms are very arty !

Hilda said...

Very nice looking calligraphy. I hope the people watching him bought something.

Dindin MK said...

Cool!
Is it Hiragana?
It's remembering me when i was in senior high school, learning Japanesee,,

B SQUARED said...

He sure seems dedicated, and talented.

Kaori said...

Thank you for all the comments! I have to agree with everyone, he does have talent and his work was very inspiring :D

Tall Gary, you are right, it is a pretty amazing world we're living in these days!

Caroline, he had a lot of his art on display but I'm not sure he was selling them. Although if you asked I'm sure he'd have made you a similar one right then and there :-)

Sushi, yes I thought so, too! He had a lot of beautiful thoughts and words ;-D

Hilda, people would ask him to draw something for them and would put however much they thought the work was worth in the little box beside him ;D

DinDin MK, yup that is hiragana! Did you take Japanese in high school? ;D

Beth Niquette said...

What an incredibly interesting post!!! Lovely work!

T. Becque said...

"Live just as you are" - nice message and very true.

arabesque said...

curious... how much does it cost? ^0^
gr8 calligraphy, such art in those writings, cool shots kaori! ^0^

mia said...

Nice message on that art work :)

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