ESOW began exploring his native Tokyo in his early teens, with a skateboard. Upon moving to the US at 17 he discovered graffiti culture. Back in Tokyo, he holds a hallowed status in the city's skate and graffiti scenes. His work fuses traditional Japanese imagery with an idiosyncratic grafitero style employing any medium in his path. ESOW's practise is a vibrant dialogue on East meets West, characterising Tokyo itself, celebrating western culture yet unashamedly Japanese.