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The Japanese street artist Roamcouch recently wrapped up a new wall entitled “When You Wish Upon A Star -Hawaii” on the streets of Gifu, Japan. This piece depicting exquisite Waikiki Beach is the fifth edition of the “When You Wish Upon A Star” series followed by New York, London, Paris and Venice (cover).

I wanted to paint the scenery of Waikiki Beach which I saw 20 years ago. Although stars practically don’t fall from the sky, if I saw the sky was filled with many stunning stars there in childhood, I might have seen something like my painting. Waikiki Beach is a special and memorable place to park my imagination and I don’t want to lose my rich child-like imagination.

This piece was painted as part of his project “Emotional Bridge Project” supported by Kyoshin Construction. The purpose of this project is to revitalize his hometown of Anpachi-cho and expand opportunities for the local people, especially kids, to be exposed to art. As of September 26th, 2018, he has completed 12 murals in his hometown neighborhood.

If you are in Japan, you can find “When You Wish Upon A Star -Hawaii” in Moribe, Anpachi-cho, Anpachi-gun, Gifu, Japan.

Photos by Roamcouch

Daisuke Shirai

About Daisuke Shirai

Daisuke grew up in Aichi, Japan. At the age of 18 he moved to Vancouver, Canada and got interested in underground art influenced by his friend who is a graffiti artist. After his return, he is/was a member of StreetArtNewsJapan. In order to promote street art culture, he interviewed various artists such as Stik, AIKO, Dolk, TwoOne, and Roamcouch for the website. In 2017, he wrote and published Roamcouch’s first book “FOOLS GOLD”.