Koenji Mural City Project
The neighbourhood where bohemian musicians, curry fanatics and Awa Odori dancers collide, Koenji is also home to some cool new street art. It’s all part of the MCP, or Mural City Project, led by the folks at the BnA (Bed and Art) Hotel (enough acronyms for you?).
The MCP is a street art project done with the approval and support of the local government – hey, even Koenjiites follow the rules. There are currently four pieces scattered throughout Koenji, all of which can be tracked down with MCP’s Facebook page. Our favourite is the giant, 20-meter piece by artist unit Whole9 (pictured).
While you’re there: Check out the aforementioned BnA Hotel, which regularly holds art events and has a bar on its first floor.