OSAKA STREET ART: RAMEN VENDING MACHINE PROJECT, BY artist DAAS PT.1

Right before I returned to Kobe, I looked up artists in the area that I could contact for possible meetups. First name up was DAAS, an American artist now based in Kobe, Japan. The images of his work that I researched were awesome, exactly the kind of art I dig, so I contacted him and he got back to me and the rest is history.

I met him for the first time today. He is one of 5 artists painting/designing two ramen vending machines each for arguably the best ramen shop in Osaka: KINRYU RAMEN (Dragon Ramen.) I am so impressed by the ramen shop owner for commissioning such a project because it is rare. So rare, that this may be the first ramen shop in all of Japan to do such a thing. And I think it’s a great move. The machines will be outside. The place is open 24 hrs. and diners sit on tatami mats to eat. It just sounds like a very cool operation.

Here is Day 1 of the vending machine project in progress with DAAS. One design is abstract and one design is a dragon! Very cool:

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To see more of DAAS’ work: http://artist-daas.com/

14may14. Osaka, Japan.

13 thoughts on “OSAKA STREET ART: RAMEN VENDING MACHINE PROJECT, BY artist DAAS PT.1

  1. Hand painting the vending machines–love it. His work is amazing. I love that you got the paint-covered shoe and pants too–history.

  2. Hello! Thank you so, so much for featuring DAAS and my husband’s ramen shop on your blog! Cheers, Helen Hayashi @ Kinryu Ramen, Namba, Osaka

    1. Hey Helen! Thanks for taking the time to comment ~ I am hoping to be there Weds when they install the machine(s). Also, I’m in contact with Grind Pencil and will take pics of his, too, when they’re ready! Anything I can do to promote art ~ it’s so important! 🙂

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