Catch These Hunky Fisherman Trading Cards
Aomori Prefecture wanted to boost the value and attractiveness of their fishery industry. And to them, there's apparently no better way than with wet, toned fishermen on trading cards.
Turning Fashion Trash to Functioning Treasure
A Japanese designer has created a stunning, yet functioning chair that's made entirely from excess fabric from the fast fashion industry.
Worship Your Feline Friend with Its Own Shrine
Your cat already walks around like a god of the house, so why not get a cardboard shrine to show your true devotion.
Trees on Trees on Trees: Cedar Platforms
Have you ever seen a tree growing atop another? Come learn why this cool and ancient technique encourages proper forestation.
Osaka Contest for Mini-Gardens on Small Trucks
The Kei-tora Gardening Contest has chosen its winner for 2020. Click to see which mini-truck garden received to top prize.
Rebranding the Historic Izumo Taisha Shrine
Creative director Yu Yamada and art director Kishino Shogo worked with Izumo Taisha to modernize the crests and symbols of the shrine.
Most Memorable Mundane Halloween Costumes 2020
Check out Jimi Halloween, celebrating the best of the most forgettable Halloween costumes.
Get Your Hands on the Ultimate Hand-Drawn Maze
The artist called Papa has once again picked up his pen in an attempt to outdo himself, creating one of the most challenging yet beautiful mazes we've seen.
Kengo Kumo & Kadokawa's Manga Museum Collab
Part museum and part library, Tokorozawa Sakura Town has a new, stylish place to hang thanks to manga publisher Kadokawa and star architect Kengo Kuma.
Secret Shopping Sprawls Under the Train Tracks
Welcome to Hibiya Okuroji, a new alleyway underneath Tokyo's railroad system that's filled with shops and eateries.
Kumamoto Castle's Renovation Observation Path
Kumamoto Castle is letting visitors have a backstage pass to see how the renovation work is proceeding after the major 2016 earthquake.
A 13-Year-Old's Inspiring Community Bakery
To support their 13-year-old daughter living with a psychiatric disorder, one couple built the bakery of her dreams.
Camera-Inspired Edo Kiriko Glasses from Canon
Camera lovers need to snap up these stylish drinking glasses, inspired by Canon cameras and made from traditional Edo Kiriko glass.
Artist Uses Fruits & Vegetables for Carvings
Sometimes it's okay to play with your food. Especially if you're Kyoto-based artist Tomoko Sato.
2020 Laundromat of the Year Award Winners
Bringing you the best of the best when it comes to getting your brights brighter.
Touch of Tradition with Modern 3D Cutter Cabin
This remarkable wooden cabin was constructed locally in the mountains of Japan using a Shopbot 3D wood cutter, with minimal impact on the environment. Click to learn more.
Old Village Station Now Cool Art Installation
Check out this new art installation that's recently revitalized the Aomori village of Inakadate.
Marvel at These Unique Satsuma Kiriko Glasses
Sculptural satsuma kiriko glasses are a rare find these days. But, here's your chance to own a piece or two.
Japan Packaging Design Award 2021
Every two years, the Japan Packaging Design Awards celebrate the achievements of stellar and captivating product designs, and the winners for 2021 have just been announced.
It's Not Over Yet for This 88-Year-Old 'Sento'
There's been a trend of sento, or public baths, closing across Japan. But for one aging Tokyo business, the open sign will be hanging longer, with an incredible new interior.