10 Unique #BucketList Goals in Kyoto
If you're planning a visit to Japan's ancient capital, check out this list of unique, Kyoto-only experiences!
Limited-Time Redesign for Classic Snack, Pocky
For a limited time, Pocky, one of Japan’s most popular and well-known snacks, has tweaked its packaging design to be sleek and minimal.
Food Fight: Instant Noodle Warriors
An eclectic Japanese graphic designer creates awesome warrior sculptures using imitation food, packaging and utensils. Who will win this epic food fight?
A New Year, A New Character Harvest
Audrey Hepburn and Osamu Tezuka's characters get the rice paddy treatment in Aomori Prefecture as rice fields spring up in their likeness.
Watercolors Bring the Streets of Tokyo to Life
Currently based in Tokyo, Polish artist Matto beautifully captures the streets of Tokyo with watercolor illustrations.
Stationery Supplies Look Good Enough to Eat!
Japan’s love for all things stationery can’t be denied. And their reputation as a nation of foodies also holds true. So it was only a matter of time before the two collided.
Pixel-Perfect Real-Life Food Art
Japanese artist Yuni Yoshida creates artwork that looks like it sprang from the screen of retro video games using analog techniques and real food.
Wakuneco Makes Heart-'felt' Portraits of Cats
A Japanese artist who goes by the name of Wakuneco is helping pet owners memorialize their furry friends with lifelike felt portraits.
Rice Paddy Art Celebrates Manga Legend
To celebrate the 90th anniversary of Osamu Tezuka, the 'Godfather of Manga,' the small village of Inakadate in Aomori has created stunning natural art depicting some of his most-beloved characters.
Awesome iPhone Cases Show Off Surreal Tokyo
Japanese illustrator Shinji Tsuchimochi created his own '100 Views of Tokyo,' and has turned some of his whimsical & surreal prints into gorgeous iPhone cases!
Surreal Illustrations Are a Slice of Life
A Japanese illustrator by the name of Marumichi combines food with everyday life to create charming, surreal illustrations.
"Fall" for this Incredible Coloring Technique
Japanese artist and Twitter user Kotetsu combines illustration, photography, and the Japanese art of kirie to create breathtakingly beautiful artwork.
The Intricate Detail of Kirie Paper Cutting
The Japanese artist Masayo Fukuda has practiced 'kirie,' the art of cutting pictures from paper, for over 25 years. Take a look at her self-proclaimed greatest masterpiece from 2018, an incredibly detailed octopus cut from a single piece of paper.
The Living Appeal of Bonsai Art
Bonsai, the art of planting and tending to miniature trees in pots, is a noteworthy offshoot of Japan’s vaunted gardening culture. Bonsai gained worldwide notice in the 1970s, and its popularity only continues to grow.
Journey to Another Planet with TeamLab
Visionary digital art collective teamLab is back at it again! Their latest installation in Toyosu features huge, color-changing balloons and digital koi fish, and will be open until autumn 2020!
Omotenashi of English-Speaking Geisha in Kyoto
The “flower town” district of Gion in Kyoto is where geiko and maiko in glamorous kimono enchant people with their talents, elegance and grace. One geiko in particular shines through her use of two languages; a unique dialect of Japanese, and English.
Memory Game Uses Japanese Manhole Art
A Japanese design firm has developed a distinctly Japanese version of the classic memory game, Concentration, using the awesome art found on manhole covers throughout the country!
Get Artful Info with the Tokyo Last Train Map
Created by a Japanese designer and map enthusiast, the Tokyo Last Train Map lays out all of Tokyo's trains in radial form, along with the times they leave their first stop and arrive at their last.
Improving Traditional Crafts with Technology
Exchange students from the University of Buffalo learn about 'kumiki,' a traditional carpentry technique, from artisans in Hida, and use technology to bring this time-honored craft to the modern age.
Hokusai's "Great Wave" Splashes in Moscow
Katsushika Hokusai’s “The Great Wave off Kanagawa” is perhaps one of the most iconic images that Japan has ever exported. And it’s now emerged as a giant mural on the facade of a new development in Moscow.