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Drawing from an extensive multicultural database and resources, Spoon & Tamago attempts to comprehensively cover all aspects of Japanese design, from fine art and architecture to product and graphic design.
Masking Tape 'Paintings' Reproduce Famous Work

Masking Tape 'Paintings' Reproduce Famous Work

Japanese artist Nasa Funahara creates stunning recreations of classic art using a beautiful traditional form of masking tape.

The Intricate Detail of Kirie Paper Cutting

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.

Hokusai's "Great Wave" Splashes in Moscow

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.

Stationery Supplies Look Good Enough to Eat!

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.

Limited-Time Redesign for Classic Snack, Pocky

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.

Memory Game Uses Japanese Manhole Art

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!

Ghibli Museum Exhibit Shows the Color of Time

Ghibli Museum Exhibit Shows the Color of Time

A new year-long exhibit at the famous Ghibli Museum in Tokyo showcases their masterful use of color to depict the passage of time, time of day, seasonality and more!

Battling Child Poverty One Offering at a Time

Battling Child Poverty One Offering at a Time

Nearly 1,000 temples throughout Japan are banding together to help combat child poverty thanks to devotional offerings and the charitable organization, the 'Otera Oyatsu Club.'

Everyday Costumes from 'Mundane' Halloween

Everyday Costumes from 'Mundane' Halloween

The next-level costumes spotted in Shibuya have been gaining increasing buzz throughout the years, but elsewhere in Japan there's a contest that celebrates people dressed up in common, everyday clothes found around the country.

Awesome iPhone Cases Show Off Surreal Tokyo

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!

The Midnight Migration from Tsukiji to Toyosu

The Midnight Migration from Tsukiji to Toyosu

As of October 6, 2018, the Tsukiji Fish Market in Tokyo held its final tuna auction and was shuttered. After, workers began the process of moving machinery and equipment to the new location in Toyosu, just a couple kilometers away.

Shinjuku Station Turned Typhoon Ghost Town

Shinjuku Station Turned Typhoon Ghost Town

Shinjuku Station is one of the busiest in the world. Taken by the Japanese photographer Umeda, these photos capture the station eerily empty as Tokyo residents prepared for Typhoon Trami.

Watercolors Bring the Streets of Tokyo to Life

Watercolors Bring the Streets of Tokyo to Life

Currently based in Tokyo, Polish artist Matto beautifully captures the streets of Tokyo with watercolor illustrations.

Surreal Illustrations Are a Slice of Life

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.

Get Artful Info with the Tokyo Last Train Map

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.

Food Fight: Instant Noodle Warriors

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?

Tradition Meets Totoro in New Stoneware Set

Tradition Meets Totoro in New Stoneware Set

One of Japan's most enduring traditions combines with one of its most beloved characters for an adorable, unmissable combination!

Spoon & Tamago Tour Hiroshima

Spoon & Tamago Tour Hiroshima

Join our friends at Spoon & Tamago as they explore the many charms of Hiroshima.

A Night in Prison Never Looked So Appealing

A Night in Prison Never Looked So Appealing

The historic, decommissioned Nara Prison in Nara Prefecture is scheduled to be renovated and reopened as a luxury hotel in 2020.

Wakuneco Makes Heart-'felt' Portraits of Cats

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.

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