New Hull Warehouses

In the bath thinking about the Schmotesy Heartlands Hull graff video… wonderin’ to m’sen bet someone’s got a copy…
Googled it and up came footage of a “new” warehouses!!! Look at that Hull flavour as strong as ever – the environment shapes the style of the graff… Looks like a big place and hopefully pieces with full backgrounds will go up too as better space runs out. Now where is Schmotesy? I want a copy of Heartlands part 1 so I can remember them good old days…





Emerging Directors’ Art Fair – ULTRA005


作家は内田有(ガラス鋳造作家)、宝居智子(日本画家)のコラボでテーマは「Life is・・」
会期:2012年11/1-11/4(November side)
会場:スパイラル(南青山)表参道駅B1 or B3出口すぐ。

Art Fes in Meiji University. 明治大学アートフェス-MEISAI

Meiji Uni Art fes

Simon Tue and Dr.Dog are doing group exhibition with four other artists.
■Yuki Azuma
■Keiko Kitahara
■Simon True
It starts from November 1st – 3rd 2012, at Meiji University IZUMI Campus. 5min walk from MEIDAIMAE stn on Keio LINE.
Check out!!



ShinPA is a group of young artists who studies and used to study at Tokyo University of the Arts.
It is going to be their 6th time which it starts from 18th Feb to 15th May in Obuse City in Nagano.

出展者によるトークショー(2/18 14:00〜)で幕が上がります。まあ小布施は寒いし遠いし、なかなかね・・・という人はご安心を!会期後は東京の佐藤美術館でも巡回するんで!時間ある人とか、おそば食べたいとか、いい景色見たい、なんてひとは来てみてください。車で来ればハイウェーオアシスもありまっせ。んじゃ。

Emerging Director’s Art Fair – ULTRA004

I am again participating in the Art Fair called ULTRA004 taking place in Spiral in Omotesando.The show is split into two period. Entrance free.

☆October side 28 Oct – 30 Oct
☆November side 1 Nov – 3 Nov ⇒ my booth is No.30「三福星」-three lucky stars

Featuring…Yu Uchida, Takatoshi Ise, Tamaki Matsuda.

ULTRA004 Flier

Work by Takatoshi Ise – Ceramist

Takatoshi Ise

Work by Yu uchuda – Glass work

Work by Tamaki Matsuda – Lacquer

Spraypaint in Japan

Spraypaint in Japan

In Japanistan domestic spraypaint cans are male and the nozzles are female. Snot good fyour rucksack. For all intense purposes there are two kinds of domestic paint you can find readily:


  1. Mini Blamo ¥100 cans from Daiso and other 100 yen shops. (100ml)
  2. Hardware store paint is from ¥200-800 a pop. (300ml)

If you want yer fancy schmancy Montana cans, nozzles and other import nicknacks then go to the Montana Shop & Gallery TOKYO
The hardware store paint quality is pretty good as cheap paint goes. It’s a bit like UK Carplan paint – the yellows and oranges are going to be sparse and the blues and blacks going to come out thick.

Stock caps on the hardware store cans are mental, only proper mentalists like Mr. True try use them (on bare concrete no less). Thankfully the stock caps on ¥100 cans are real good but should you require a bit more precision in your work you can’t go wrong with Drip Homeworks who supply Scotch Caps for every style.

This is from their website:




PINK[smooth fat]

GREEN[flare shade]

YELLOW[super skinny]

LIGHT GREEN[slowline smooth fat]

The prices for these babies start at ¥1000 for 20 of one kind or matey sells them in special variety packs costing ¥2500 for 50. This site also stocks Krink, Sharpies, Markers, Black Books DVD’s and the two best graffiti magazines in Japan Kaze magazine and HS magazine!

Atsugi Keishin Haunted Haikyo Hospital R.I.P.

ATSUGI, Kanagawa — A shutdown hospital here widely known for being “haunted” and the site of petty crime has been bought by the city and is set be demolished and have its land redeveloped into a park, city officials have announced.

According to the city, after “Atsugi Keishin Hospital” closed in 1997, the building has been left to deteriorate, becoming the target of graffiti and suffering damage such as broken windows and a small fire.

The hospital has been introduced as a “haunted spot” on both television and the Internet, and some youths who tried to sneak a look at the “haunted” hospital last year ended up being mugged. The problems have led local residents to complain to the city.

To remove the hospital, the city sought the ownership deed from its registered owner, a religious organization in Osaka Prefecture, but negotiations were stymied by the fact that the land was put up as collateral for loans. However, when the organization failed to pay city taxes on time, the land was seized and put up for public auction. On April 23, the Atsugi Municipal Government bought the hospital and its 2,605-square-meter lot with a bid of 12.63 million yen. The city says it was the only bidder.

Atsugi Keishin Hospital was one of Kanto regions most famous “Haikyo” or ruins. Very creepy little joint that sat on the outskirts of Atsugi and boasted floor after floor of full colour, full sized productions.
Check out for more Haikyo

Montana Shop & Gallery TOKYO

Psst! If you are painting in Tokyo and you’re looking for Montana paint, caps and magazines go here, lean over the counter, and whisper very softly “David Sausage of chottomatte sent me!”, what happens next? Will you be a LUCKY BASTARD??!!!

Station: Toritsu-Daigaku
2-12-5 B1F Nakane Meguro Tokyo jp
Tel: +81357292727

OPEN: 13:00 to 20:00 Tuesday – Saturday






  • Hardcore 400ml ——– ¥780
  • MTN 94 400ml ——– ¥780
  • Montana Alien 250ml ——– ¥740
  • Nitro 2G 400ml ——– ¥840
  • Directions from Toritsu-Daigaku station:
    Ok, from the station you go out and turn right. (past the cafe next to the station). From there you just walk straight for 4-5 minutes. On the left there is a cheap suit store and its on the opposite side of the street another 30 seconds. Its a tiny door u can easily miss!

    DA RU

    Now then. Extremely hello every baldy. My name is Jimmy Savlon, also known as POCARIT CLOP. Gweetings. Respectcetera. I’m going to speak a little bit, not a lot, every second counts, about skate boar DING!!!!!! Namely, in Nippon. First of all I want you to bring to mind your perception of ‘skateboarding’. Secondly I want you to tell that perception to go and burn in Heaven for evermore because whatever it is, I GWARantee, it’s right off the mark. Is skateboarding cool? Is it Punk Rock? Is it Hip Hop? Is it crap? No, it’s none of these and none of anything else. Skateboards have been knocking about since long before any of the above. Yes, even before feecese. A skateboard is just a skateboard and whatever you do with it is ENTIRELY up to you. Play Cricket with it. Dig an ‘ole with one. Use one as a skateboard. There are no rules. Except the unwritten ones. But they aren’t in writing and never will be. HERE IN JIPPON we give far east of a shit about what one does with a skateboard. Of course the unwritten rules filter through somewhat from the western isles but they can be quite easily shat upon.

    In OSAKA there is a man. A Gentleman of the highest order named.. CHOPPER. He was ‘discovered’ by a very good friend of mine…

    Look, Chopper is the same age as me, grew up through the same era of skateboarding and manages to blow the fucking roof off the establishment. And always has as far as I know. Now of course a man like that naturally grows popular with others who are genius enough to see the advantages and more so, the possibilities. His ‘crew’ define the word UNIQUE.

    9 years ago I travelled on a choo choo to Osaka to hang out with my friend Chopper for the weekend. He took me straight to Osaka Castle, Spotaka skate shop, a few other places, then fat okonomiyaki and major beer ingestion all the while giggling as he warned me that he was about to introduce me to a psychopath. A man with crazy eyeballs. I’d actually started to get worried. The man I finally met turned out to be a saint. And a psychopath.

    His name is DAL, pronounced DARU. THIS is skateboarding.

    See yer!

    Shibuya Today #2