How To Make Tokyo Look Cooler? Akira Murals

Tokyo shopping complex Parco is being rebuilt. Instead of boring white barriers around the construction site, the temporary walls are covered in Akira murals.

The first part of the mural was unveiled this past May, and in the months that followed, other sections have been added added.


The “A.D. 2019" refers to when Parco will re-open.


Don’t they look great? They suit the Shibuya cityscape. 

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Brian Ashcraft

Originally from Texas, Ashcraft has called Osaka home since 2001. He has authored five books, including most recently, Japanese Whisky: The Ultimate Guide to the World's Most Desirable Spirit.