Must-See Art Festivals After Summer
Summer festival season is winding down, but there are still fantastic ways to appreciate art around the country through to New Year's!
Bonsai & Origami Combine in New Japanese Art
Folding paper into origami shapes is hard enough, but folding a less-than-half-inch piece of paper into a crane and placing it onto a bonsai tree branch takes some serious skills!
Beautiful Bread Lamps Straight From the Bakery
Japanese artist Yukiko Morita combines lighting design and baked goods to create a new home décor trend that's 'on the rise.'
10 Free Spots in Hokuriku
Japan's Hokuriku region offers plenty of appealing tourist attractions—and not all of them will cost you anything! We're here to show you 10 free spots in the region that are too good to miss!
Stylish Flower Vases Showcase Metallic Beauty
Yokohama Makers Village teamed up with Japanese product designers to create a line of metallic flower vases.
Fireflies Light up the Night in Amazing Photos
One Japanese photographer perfectly captures the natural beauty of Japanese summer nights by focusing on fireflies.
Exposing Playgrounds to Darkness
In just the right light, or lack there of, even the most innocent places can become terrifying at night with a single photograph.
Famous Artists Become Anime Boys in Video Game
Da Vinci, van Gogh, Courbet and Renoir need your help in turning around their underperforming institution in this video game!
Make Your Own Manga With Cool New Tape
Give your packages (or any surface really) some stylish Japanese flair with this award-winning tape!
FEMM: My Revolution/Konyaha Boogie Back
Mannequin rap duo FEMM have launched an '80s/'90s Japanese culture revival project, kicking it off with two '80s/'90s cover tracks and one new song, set off with some funky 'Akira'-style illustrations!
The Hill of Buddha — An Architectural Marvel
Outside the city of Sapporo, hidden by the beautiful, natural landscape of Hokkaido, rests an awe-inspiring statue.
5 Fun & Fruity Activities to Do Around Tokyo
There's more to Kanto than trains, amusement, food, shopping and temples. There are several 'juicy' fruit-related activities to do when in Tokyo or nearby towns, such as fruit picking, fruit carving, jam making and more. Why not enjoy them when in Japan?
Japanese Paper Puppets Transform with a Tap
Check out these 'karakuri' puppets that are hiding something... until you tap or squeeze them.
From Chocolate Wrapper Drab to Totally Fab
To an artist, inspiration can come from anything, even chocolate candy wrappers.
Otherworldly Art Explores the Duality of Life
Japanese artist Yoshitoshi Kanemaki creates mesmerizing, contemplative wooden sculptures that ask big questions about our complicated world.
Marvel at Intricate Fruit & Vegetable Carvings
Japan has a rich tradition of food carving, but in the hands of Japanese artist Gaku, the art of fruit and vegetable carving is elevated to a new realm of edible creations!
Astonishingly Beautiful Hand-Cut Paper Art
One Japanese artist is showing off her mad cutting skills with these intricate works of art.
The Neo-Pop Kimono Art of Akira Times
One artist is pushing the envelope with his unique artist vision of Japanese kimono.
Anime Artist Creates Stunning Movie Trailer
Jaw-dropping graduation project has audiences salivating for more from this one-person powerhouse.
Spruce up the Home With 'Floating' Flower Art
Create the illusion of floating flowers with the Kaki Flower Vase.