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'Semba Mural Park' is a unique space! Experience street art by young artists.

In 2020, Semba Mural Park, an art spot, was created at Osaka Metro Sakaisuji-Honmachi Station. A simple underground connecting passageway has been transformed into a graphical space with murals (mural) that distinguish it from its surroundings.





The connecting corridor has been transformed. How did the art spot come into being?

COMIC HEADS art unit formed in Osaka.

Semba Mural Park is located in the Semba Centre Building in Honmachi, Osaka, which was built to coincide with the 1970 Osaka Expo, and to celebrate its 50th anniversary in 2020, an art spot was created in the underground connecting passageway. Semba Mural Park is a space that expresses the energy of Osaka through the power of art, and is a place of transmission in anticipation of the 2025 Osaka-Kansai Expo.


The highlight of Semba Mural Park is the giant murals that fill the park. Up-and-coming graffiti artists have been invited to create a different space full of creativity. Also, the space is presented with video content, providing visitors with a "time of relaxation and lively atmosphere". People from the Hommachi area, one of Osaka's central business districts, gather here to spend time in their own way.





Up-and-coming artists take part Some works express the charm of Osaka


TOYOTOMI Hideyoshi as drawn by BAKIBAKI and OT29.

Step into the passageway and the Semba Mural Park is a sight to behold, with its unique story and message. A total of 24 artists took part in the creation of the giant mural for the opening.

BAKIBAKI, known as the originator of the BAKI pattern and Yodo wall, which incorporate ancient Japanese patterns into the street, and OT29, a live painting group formed in Kyoto, created a mural on the theme of TOYOTOMI Hideyoshi, who founded the commercial capital of Semba. Other artists included Mon Koutaro Ooyama, who has been active in the live painting scene since its early days, and COMIC HEADS, an art unit formed in Osaka, as well as a diverse range of talents from Kyoto, Shiga, Oita, Thailand and other locations.



Shun Nakao

The artist's signature is also a highligh

Ukichi

Tim Kojima

Up close and personal enjoyment of textures

By the way, at set times, projection mapping is projected on the walls. The production differs from hour to hour, delighting the people who gather there.

The Semba Centre Building is a large commercial facility stretching 1,000 m east to west. Previously, the connecting passageways were mostly used only for transportation, but murals by artists with keen sensibilities have transformed them into attractive places where people want to stop by.

While inheriting its history and culture, the Semba Centre Building continues to take on new challenges and evolve with the changing times. When you visit Sakaisuji-Honmachi Station, be sure to experience contemporary street art in a different space where the old and the new coexist.





Address

in the connecting passageway on the second basement floor of Semba Center Building 3 and 4, 1-2 Semba Chuo, Chuo-ku, Osaka, Osaka 541-0055, Japan.

Access from the nearest station

  • Direct access from Sakaisuji-Honmachi Station on the Osaka Metro Sakaisuji and Chuo Lines.

  • 10-minute walk from Hommachi Station on the Osaka Metro Midosuji Line.

Note

Please use the Senba Centre Building underground car park.

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