OSAKA, JAPAN STREET ART: ALAN WATTS BY DAAS

Osaka-based, American transplant, artist DAAS is making Osaka more beautiful one mural at a time. Japan is slow to embrace the value of masterful street art pieces for the betterment of its communities, but it’s great to see that at least, DAAS is contributing to the progress in that direction. Here is his “Alan Watts” piece on the side of Kuma Cafe in Tempozan. (The owner/s of Kuma Cafe deserve a shout out for their support of public art!) 

Tokidoki: Why Alan Watts? (One of my absolute favorite philosophers/thinkers!)

DAAS: I don’t really have anyone I consider a “hero” per se, but after being invited to have my work featured in a street art book with the theme of “heroes”, I thought about someone who I admired and who made an impact on me. I really enjoy his words and philosophies about life and culture. I wanted this mural to bring more awareness to who he was. That’s why I chose Alan Watts. 

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“…tomorrow and plans for tomorrow can have no significance at all unless you are in full contact with the reality of the present, since it is in the present and only in the present that you live.” – Alan Watts

12mar16. Osaka, Japan.

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PARIS IMAGES: IMAGES WHICH WE DID NOT INVENT

“We seldom realize, for example that our most private thoughts and emotions are not actually our own. For we think in terms of languages and images which we did not invent, but which were given to us by our society.” ― Alan W. Watts

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10may15. Paris, France.

LONDON (POPLAR & CANARY WHARF) IMAGES: YOU ARE MEANING

“And people get all fouled up because they want the world to have meaning as if it were words… As if you had a meaning, as if you were a mere word, as if you were something that could be looked up in a dictionary. You are meaning.” ― Alan W. Watts

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