Dreamy Damsels, graffiti-style

For #MondayMural: The ladies painted onto these restaurant-walls seem to have been created with limited use of colors, most of them on brick-like backgrounds. These murals sure look like an effort to bring some 'street-atmosphere' indoors.
Mural at Kanpai restaurant, Reno

Mural at Kanpai Sushi restaurant in Circus Circus, Reno.

Between the spotting of the Daydream mural from our hotel room in Reno and seeing it from street level, we were exploring Circus Circus (Hotel and Casino). While we were at that, I came across Kanpai Sushi Restaurant that sported paintings of many a dreamy damsel on its walls. The Kanpai restaurant murals were all paintings of women and the dim lighting inside seemed to accentuate the artistry and make the Sushi place quite a show.

On one of our nights there in Circus Circus, Reno, we had dinner at a Mexican restaurant that’s on the far end of this area that looked like a food court or a seamless dining area. As I enjoyed my Taco Salad in the midst of all this art, there was so much to see and take in and it sure made for a lovely evening.

Most of the ladies in the murals were created with a limited use of colors and they seemed to be on brick-like backgrounds, making these works look like an attempt to bring into the restaurant some ‘street-atmosphere’. (And I must say, it wore the look of a successful project. You can see it for yourself.)

I did not get to photograph all of the lovely ladies in the graffiti-style murals in the restaurant but what I brought back, have become pictures to treasure. Here’s sharing those sights with you:

The ladies of the Kanpai restaurant murals:


Graffiti -style mural at Kanpai Sushi restaurant in Circus Circus, Reno.

Graffiti in the Japanese restaurant in Circus Circus, Reno.

Reno murals, Circus Circus

Painting, Kanpai sushi restaurant, Reno

Kanpai restaurant murals

Street art type mural, Circus Circus.

–>> My search for the creator(s) of these very-attractive murals in Reno, led to me artist Bryce Chisholm. Look what I found — more of his amazing artwork- on-walls.

Linking this post to the meme–

Monday Mural


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44 Comments on this post.
  • Umashankar
    1 October 2017 at 8:35 pm
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    It’s amazing how you keep tumbling upon treasure trove of murals. Those ladies appear to have links from across the planet. I could see an Indian face too —or is it just my heart— and an East Asian beauty.

    • Divya Nambiar
      2 October 2017 at 5:07 pm
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      Treasure trove indeed! So beautifully done and the ladies were so beautiful too.
      I thought that one Indian too. 😉 (You’re talking about the second lady up there, I’m guessing).

      Thank you for coming and seeing these lovely ladies, USP. 🙂

      Have a great week ahead.

  • orvokki
    1 October 2017 at 10:08 pm
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    These are really wonderful murals.

    • Divya Nambiar
      2 October 2017 at 5:08 pm
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      I agree — really wonderful.
      Thank you for coming this way, Orvokki. 🙂

  • Maitreni Mishra
    1 October 2017 at 11:09 pm
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    Indeed breathtakingly beautiful murals! 🙂

    • Divya Nambiar
      2 October 2017 at 5:16 pm
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      Oh yes! I’m so glad I happened upon these murals.

      Thank you for visiting, Maitreni. 🙂

  • N Prasad
    1 October 2017 at 11:22 pm
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    These murals are work of real passion each one of them shares a story and the eyes are so expressive even when they are looking down…..Amazing art

    • Divya Nambiar
      2 October 2017 at 5:20 pm
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      Oh yeah, each one seemed to be a masterpiece. I thought the eyes stood out too. 🙂
      Such a great collection of murals!!

      You should see his other works too. Amazing indeed.

      Thank you, for checking in, Prasad. 🙂

  • Sami
    2 October 2017 at 12:31 am
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    Fantastic murals! My favourite is the Indian lady in the first photo.

    • Divya Nambiar
      2 October 2017 at 5:21 pm
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      That’s a lovely lady.
      I love them all. I particularly love how the light adds effect to the very first mural in the post.

  • klara
    2 October 2017 at 12:40 am
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    so very pretty.I have never seen such murals in a restaurant. great concept.

    • Divya Nambiar
      2 October 2017 at 5:26 pm
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      Very, very pretty!!
      These have become my new favourite restaurant-murals and probably will always be.
      You are right, Klara — great concept. 🙂

  • The Untourists
    2 October 2017 at 1:13 am
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    Wow. Such beautiful murals! What would we do without art?

    • Divya Nambiar
      2 October 2017 at 5:30 pm
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      Art is joy!!
      And this place was a whole lot of joy. Ah! those murals.

      Nice to see you back, Param (?) 🙂

  • Marianne
    2 October 2017 at 2:14 am
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    Very nice murals and so many!

    • Divya Nambiar
      2 October 2017 at 5:54 pm
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      There were more than this, Marianne.
      I feel bad for not taking pictures of all the murals there. Gosh! they were so good. 🙂

  • sc
    2 October 2017 at 2:39 am
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    Lot of girls here but very well executed. I like it.

    • Divya Nambiar
      2 October 2017 at 5:58 pm
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      Hey SC,
      Very well, indeed.
      I looked up other works of the artist and he seems to have a lot of beautiful women in his portfolio. He’s so good!!
      You should check them out. 🙂

  • tom the backroads traveller
    2 October 2017 at 6:01 am
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    …a lovely collection of lovely ladies!

    • Divya Nambiar
      2 October 2017 at 6:00 pm
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      I swear!!

      Have a great week, Tom. 🙂

  • Rajeev Moothedath
    2 October 2017 at 9:08 am
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    • Divya Nambiar
      2 October 2017 at 6:00 pm
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      Aren’t they, Rajeev?!

  • Rajesh
    2 October 2017 at 5:54 pm
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    Very lovely mural art.

    • dNambiar
      2 October 2017 at 6:02 pm
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      Absolutely lovely. 🙂

  • Jitaditya Narzary
    2 October 2017 at 8:12 pm
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    Wow… they seem almost alive…
    Love the sheer aesthetics… feels like old film posters…

    • DNambiar
      3 October 2017 at 3:16 pm
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      Oh yes! They do look quite like film posters from an era long gone. 🙂
      I’m so in love with this collection of murals, J.

  • Arun Muthusamy
    2 October 2017 at 8:53 pm
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    Nice captures.

    • DNambiar
      3 October 2017 at 3:17 pm
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      Aren’t they?! 🙂

  • Photo Cache
    2 October 2017 at 9:32 pm
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    • DNambiar
      3 October 2017 at 3:20 pm
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      That means it’s time to go back, M.;)
      If you go to Circus Circus, make sure you check out these murals. There are more of them up there and they are all just gorgeous!

  • Deepa Gopal
    2 October 2017 at 9:52 pm
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    These are AWESOME!!! Love the feel of it all…some have a retro feel to it!. Great place!

    • DNambiar
      3 October 2017 at 3:25 pm
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      I’d be surprised if you didn’t like them. 🙂
      Yeah, there is a retro feel to it; especially in the use of colors, alle? AWESOME indeed!!

      Deepa, check out this artist’s other works also sometime. I’m definite you’ll enjoy them.

  • My Unfinished Life (@MyUnfinishedlyf)
    2 October 2017 at 10:37 pm
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    I always like your eye for observing the beauty in everyday things..these murals are definitely very engaging!!

    • DNambiar
      3 October 2017 at 3:29 pm
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      Hi Sush, long time. I hope you are doing well.
      Thank you so much. 🙂

      These are some of the best ones I’ve come across. LOVE THEM!!

  • rupam { xhobdo }
    3 October 2017 at 1:03 am
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    Truly Awesome. Thanks for sharing.

    • DNambiar
      3 October 2017 at 3:32 pm
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      I’m so glad you guys like them.
      Thank you for coming by to see them, Rupam. 🙂

  • Lady Fi
    3 October 2017 at 3:44 am
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    Wonderful murals.

    • DNambiar
      3 October 2017 at 4:14 pm
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      I have to agree with you, Lady Fi. 🙂
      Thank you.

  • joshi daniel
    8 October 2017 at 10:17 pm
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    Awesome 🙂

    • dNambiar
      12 October 2017 at 5:47 pm
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      Is it not? I love these works.
      Thank you for visiting, Joshi. 🙂

  • Mridula
    11 October 2017 at 12:27 am
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    Amazingly beautiful murals and that too inside restaurants!

    • dNambiar
      12 October 2017 at 5:48 pm
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      I swear. They are SO attractive.
      It really did bring the outdoor in. 🙂

  • Ranjana Shankar
    11 October 2017 at 8:42 pm
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    WOW!These are amazing!

    • Dnambiar
      12 October 2017 at 5:51 pm
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      Aren’t they? You should do some murals too, Ranjana.
      Seriously — those Kerala murals you’ve been doing should go up on a few walls. 🙂

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