Vending Machines: Beacons in the Snow
Vending machines are ubiquitous in Japan and can be found even in the most remote of areas. One artist was transfixed by the juxtaposition of these machines against the snow-covered landscapes of Hokkaido's winter.
Coffee Connoisseurs Have a New Home in Tokyo
The Ebisu-based coffee chain Sarutahiko Coffee has opened a flagship store in Chofu, and it's quite impressive!
Bonsai Artist Explores the Depths of Tradition
The Japanese botanical artist Makoto Azuma finds inspiration in presenting the natural world in an unnatural way.
The Neo-Pop Kimono Art of Akira Times
One artist is pushing the envelope with his unique artist vision of Japanese kimono.
Historic Photos of Japan Brought to Life by AI
A new technique developed by researchers at Waseda University is giving old photographs a vibrant and colorful new life.
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.'
Make Your Own Manga With Cool New Tape
Give your packages (or any surface really) some stylish Japanese flair with this award-winning tape!
Matsushima: The Shining Jewel of Miyagi
We're proud to present a guide to Matsushima, one of Japan's three most beautiful views, brought to you by our friends at Spoon & Tamago.
Otherworldly Art Explores the Duality of Life
Japanese artist Yoshitoshi Kanemaki creates mesmerizing, contemplative wooden sculptures that ask big questions about our complicated world.
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!
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.
Fireflies Light up the Night in Amazing Photos
One Japanese photographer perfectly captures the natural beauty of Japanese summer nights by focusing on fireflies.
Stylish Flower Vases Showcase Metallic Beauty
Yokohama Makers Village teamed up with Japanese product designers to create a line of metallic flower vases.
Spruce up the Home With 'Floating' Flower Art
Create the illusion of floating flowers with the Kaki Flower Vase.
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!
Shine Light on Power Draining Vending Machines
Japan is home to the most vending machines in the world, and these machines keep running when the country sleeps, much to the detriment of environmentalists. One photographer documented these power consuming contraptions and their spooky nocturnal glow.
Dad Turns Daughter's Art Into Edible Bento
One wonderful Japanese comedian transforms his daughter’s artwork into an adorable bento box.
Forget Frills! Get Your Pet Some Samurai Armor
Cats and dogs have been at it for ages, but now you can turn the tide in your pet's favor with new samurai armor. Or, at the very least, have the coolest Shiba 'shogun' on the block!
Takeshi Miyakawa's Solo Sculpture Exhibition
Brooklyn-based Japanese designer Takeshi Miyakawa currently has a solo exhibition at John Doe gallery. On display are a series of sculptural pieces, both abstract and functional, that capture Miyakawa’s knack for reframing the small and ordinary.
Touching Last Photos of Grandmother & Grandson
In 2011, Akihito Yoshida discovered a very special relationship between his younger cousin and his grandmother. He photographed the pair, which sadly captures the memories of two people no longer with us in this beautiful but tragic story.