Before Instagram made photography about validation, street art snappers would just pull on their shoes, head out and see what gems they could find.
In most of Asia, the practice of illegal bombing has been around for less than a decade. Tokyo, however, is an exception. I went out with one of the city's longest-active and most prominent vandals to get an inside look at Japanese graff.
Welcome to the city where you can paint graffiti on the side of a busy street, in broad daylight without permission, and no one bats an eyelid.
Our graffiti columnist linked up with XEME and YUMOH, who, by all accounts, are considered the most active and well-connected writers in the city.