Long-time resident in Japan (since 1993) but originally from Canada. Has written guidebook chapters, magazine articles, tons of blog entries and even a book about less-known aspects of Japan. In his free time, he loves photography, cycling, and exploring interesting and obscure places around the Kansai area.
I have seen some photos, where some Asian-looking man makes Chinese calligraphy with big brush and water to the surface of street. Just my 0.02 EUR.