Native-san by Shelley Leopold
9 May, 2007
You could say that Gajin Fujita found his calling at Kyoto's "Golden
Temple," Kinkaku-ji. But it wasn't a religious calling. The
street kid in Fujita, a Boyle Heights native, wondered what it would look
like if someone threw up a mural on the beloved Japanese landmark. Instead
of defacing the temple, he began building his own panels, and the process
Fujita's art has everything to do with hip-hop, butoh dance and
the Dodgers. It is the embodiment of the L.A.
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