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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.
Rice Paddy Art Celebrates Manga Legend

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.

Pixel-Perfect Real-Life Food Art

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.

Tokyo Eatery Serves Japanese Comfort Food

Tokyo Eatery Serves Japanese Comfort Food

Based in Asakusa, the simple eatery Misojyu specializes in a type of Japanese comfort food. They're serving up delicious variations on miso soup and 'onigiri' rice balls.

Rock Icon David Bowie Immortalized in Ukiyo-e

Rock Icon David Bowie Immortalized in Ukiyo-e

A Japanese woodblock artist is combining elements of traditional Japanese culture with the beloved musician who was so inspired by them, David Bowie.

Feeling Sleepy? Go to 'Bread!'

Feeling Sleepy? Go to 'Bread!'

Any way you slice it, this comfy, whimsical bread bed really takes the cake!

Permanent Digital Art Museum to Open in Tokyo

Permanent Digital Art Museum to Open in Tokyo

As of June, 2018, digital art collective teamLab will have its own permanent museum in Odaiba, Tokyo!

Explore an 'Underground Temple' Near Tokyo

Explore an 'Underground Temple' Near Tokyo

Want to see another side of Japan? The world's largest storm drain is underneath the city of Kasukabe in Saitama Prefecture, just begging to be explored!

Empty Vessels Full of Meaning

Empty Vessels Full of Meaning

Japanese artist Norihiko Terayama's work explores what happens when decoration overtakes form and function.

Kyoto Temple Offers 'Love'-ly View

Kyoto Temple Offers 'Love'-ly View

The romantic shape of a window at Shojuin Temple has an unexpected origin.

Architect Designs 'Tree House' in Tokyo

Architect Designs 'Tree House' in Tokyo

Seeking respite from boring office spaces and stark building, a Japanese architect designed a building in harmony with nature.

The Weird Art of Everyday Life

The Weird Art of Everyday Life

This Japanese artist uses their keen photographic eye to capture strange, intimate moments of everyday life found on city streets.

An Innovative 'Nueu' Braille Typeface

An Innovative 'Nueu' Braille Typeface

A Japanese designer has created a new braille typeface that communicates in unexpected and innovative ways.

A Home Embracing the Art of Clutter

A Home Embracing the Art of Clutter

An Osaka-based designer created a house to showcase the beauty of having a personal hoard.

Stamps Capture Japanese Bathhouse Charm

Stamps Capture Japanese Bathhouse Charm

One Japanese artist is putting his stamp on the traditional Japanese bathhouse, or 'sento.'

Innovative Aichi Illumination Made by Plumber

Innovative Aichi Illumination Made by Plumber

In a small town in Aichi Prefecture, a plumber and his family have created an icy winter illumination to warm the hearts of visitors.

Pixel Puppies Might Be the Perfect Pet

Pixel Puppies Might Be the Perfect Pet

One Japanese artist combines cuteness and nostalgia in his latest line of colorful sculptures. Plus, they're already housebroken!

Japanese Artist Gives Old Stones New Life

Japanese Artist Gives Old Stones New Life

This artist from Saitama Prefecture gives new meaning to the old phrase 'art imitates life!'

The Blooming Beauty of Everyday Objects

The Blooming Beauty of Everyday Objects

One Japanese artist's 'homegrown' art blends a respected tradition with modern household objects.

Giant Cat Sculptures Will Blow Your Mind!

Giant Cat Sculptures Will Blow Your Mind!

One Japanese artist combines an obscure part of Japanese history with his iconic aesthetic to create incredible, large-scale cat sculptures.

Designers Ring in the Year of the Dog in Style

Designers Ring in the Year of the Dog in Style

New Year's cards are an important Japanese tradition, and our friends at Spoon & Tamago have compiled some of the most stylish cards from Japanese artists around the country.

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