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.
Tadao Ando Livens Shibuya with Toilet Project
Famed Japanese architect Tadao Ando shows off his circular submission to the Tokyo Toilet project.
Eerie Long-Exposure Photographs of Torii
In 2019, German photographer Ronny Behnert traveled around Japan visiting various torii gates. And while everyone who visits Japan surely has countless torii pictures, his long-exposure photos are like something from another world.
Huge Harajuku Shopping Structure Set for 2022
The west corner of Jingumae Crossing has largely remained unchanged for the past 50 years, but that's set to change in 2022 with a new, reflective shopping complex.
Homeowners Open Public Bath Under Their House
As thousands had been displaced in the 2016 Kumamoto Earthquake, the disaster revealed one of the flaws of the community: there were no public baths. Until now!
Artists Already Remixing Osaka Expo 2025 Logo
Earlier this week Osaka announced that they had chosen a bizarre, googly-eyed character as their logo for the upcoming 2025 Osaka Expo. And over the next 24 hours, remix culture quickly set in and social media has been buzzing with creations.
Buddhist Monk on Celebrating Sexual Diversity
Makeup artist and Buddhist monk Kodo Nishimura discusses their views on sexual diversity and faith.
Ukiyo-e Couple Show Ancient Art of Sleeping In
Turns out Japanese folks were hitting the snooze button before electronic clocks even existed. How? By getting roosters drunk!
The Logo for World Expo 2025 Has Been Selected
Which of these designs made Osaka's selection process to be chosen as the official World Expo 2025 logo? Make your predictions and then click over to see if you got it right.
Akihabara's New Wall of 150 Gachapon Machines
For fans of the miniature capsule toy-dispensing gachapon vending machines, Kenelstand in Akihabara is your new best friend.
Get Your Hands on 'Twilight at Nihonbashi'
Learn how you can score one of these cool, ukiyo-e-inspired photos that are great as phone wallpapers.
Shinjuku Station's New Permanent Installation
Artist Tomokazu Matsuyama is the talent responsible for the new artwork adorning Shinjuku Station.
Kindergarten Renovated for 100-Year Birthday
Peep this dazzling update to a 100-year-old kindergarten using existing buildings!
Kyoto's Ace Hotel Got a Kengo Kuma Makeover
Star designer Kengo Kuma unveils his latest architectural feat: renovating Kyoto’s Ace Hotel.
Marvel at the Art of Long Exposure Photographs
Japanese artist Tokihiro Sato has been mastering the art of long exposure photography, and Spoon & Tamago has collected some of his coolest moments.
Rei Kato's Illustrations Summon the Summer Sky
Get in that summer spirit with the brilliant yet washed out white and blue illustrations of Rei Kato.
New Hanko Ink Lets You Use Colors of Nature
These inks won't let you paint with all the colors of the wind, but you can now stamp your name with different colors inspired by nature.