Being in the peripheral: How Street Culture grows yet stays young

  • Tomohiro Ishii Tokyo University of the Arts
Keywords: Street Culture, Graffiti, Hip Hop, Center, Peripheral


Street Culture, compose of Hip Hop, Graffiti, Skateboarding and more, has impacted many aspects of popular culture today. In this essay, I would set Street Culture as complex of creative activities and by comparing with Kabuki culture, I would like to see their common points as cultural phenomena. And at the same time, seeking the origin of Street Culture’s mindset into their experience: Great Alienation. With this point of view, I would like to point out what is the unique point of Street Culture from the others. And I would try to foresee which direction Street Culture might take in the future and how it can be staying as unique phenomena.