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Stylish Library Nicknamed Forest of Aphorisms

Stylish Library Nicknamed Forest of Aphorisms

Residents of Nasushiobara City as flocking to the new library built by hometown designer Mari Ito.

This Aoyama Titanium Tumbler Store Is Metal AF

This Aoyama Titanium Tumbler Store Is Metal AF

SUS Gallery has a new flagship store in the heart of Tokyo and it's sleek and stylish in silver and black.

Junya Ishigami's Sloping Plaza for Students

Junya Ishigami's Sloping Plaza for Students

The youngest ever recipient of the Architectural Institute of Japan Prize has returned to the Kanagawa Institute of Technology to provide a unique space for students to unlock their creative potential.

Ice Bubble Phenomenon Photographed in Hokkaido

Ice Bubble Phenomenon Photographed in Hokkaido

Hokkaido's Lake Nukabira is home to an unusual natural phenomenon where gases bubbling up to the surface actually freeze as they make their way up.

Best 2021 Year of the Ox Holiday Card Designs

Best 2021 Year of the Ox Holiday Card Designs

Sending cards to celebrate the New Year is a long-held tradition in Japan, and Spoon & Tamago is bringing you some of their favorite designs to ring in the Year of the Ox.

Do You Want to Bring a Snowman?

Do You Want to Bring a Snowman?

If your snowperson wants to see more than just the front yard, we've found the perfect carrying case you never knew you needed.

A Portable Home for Hedgehogs on the Go

A Portable Home for Hedgehogs on the Go

As hedgehogs are becoming more and more popular as pets in Japan, so are people wanting to meet one in person. And with this portable home, you can bring your prickly pet anywhere you go.

Bake Up Some Yummy Bricks This Holiday

Bake Up Some Yummy Bricks This Holiday

Give the architect in your family a chance to make bricks in the kitchen. Edible ones of course!

Celebrities Pose for Playful, Stylized Photos

Celebrities Pose for Playful, Stylized Photos

Welcome to the imaginative world of art director Yuni Yoshida, who has been using celebs to create magical images that play with the way we see reality.

Tokyo Building Shaded by Hinoki Wood Curtain

Tokyo Building Shaded by Hinoki Wood Curtain

Witness the cool and cooling wood-curtain collaboration made by the team of Tsukagoshi Miyashita Architects and structural engineer Yasuhiro Kaneda.

Artist Makes 3D Sculptures of Strange Pet Pics

Artist Makes 3D Sculptures of Strange Pet Pics

For one artist, scrolling past cute viral pics of animals is enough to inspire crafting sculptures that imagine new creatures.

Now You Can Stay in Arata Endo's 1928 Villa

Now You Can Stay in Arata Endo's 1928 Villa

If you're a fan of the prairie-style architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright, you have to check out the works he inspired under the talented hands of Japanese architect Arata Endo. One villa in particular, just outside of Tokyo, is ready for short-term stays.

Tree Rubbings of Artist Stranded in NYC

Tree Rubbings of Artist Stranded in NYC

When the pandemic hit, Japanese artist Keiko Miyamori found herself stuck in New York, missing exhibitions in Japan. As a way to keep her spirits strong, she created tree rubbings, placing them in charming glass boxes. Check out the fruits of her labors.

A Musical Scale to Maintain Social Distance

A Musical Scale to Maintain Social Distance

A mural by Eisuke Tachikawa is helping visitors to the Minato Mirai Hall stay socially distant while possibly getting the first few notes of Erik Satie’s Gymnopédie stuck in their head.

Get Yours Hands on Some Handcrafted Pottery

Get Yours Hands on Some Handcrafted Pottery

Our friends at Spoon & Tamago are bringing you the best of the best in design across Japan. And the first featured artisan in the S&T shop has been announced. Click through to learn more about the chosen craftsperson.

Tokyo's Stunning 'Mizuhiki' LED Christmas Tree

Tokyo's Stunning 'Mizuhiki' LED Christmas Tree

One of the most modern and innovative designs we've seen this year for Christmas trees features the traditional craft of 'mizuhiki' hand-twisted cords.

Enliven Your Senses with Scented Paints

Enliven Your Senses with Scented Paints

For all those who took up painting as a therapeutic way to pass the pandemic, now you can take it up a notch with scented paints called Kanogu.

The Great Wave of Lego Bricks

The Great Wave of Lego Bricks

Japan’s only certified professional Lego block builder pays homage to one of Japan's most influential woodblock prints with this epic Lego masterpiece.

Ceramics Workshop Designed by Kengo Kuma

Ceramics Workshop Designed by Kengo Kuma

Star architect Kengo Kuma puts his signature stamp on yet another building with this ceramics museum and workshop in Komatsu.

Eye-Catching Pieces from ArtKyoto 2020

Eye-Catching Pieces from ArtKyoto 2020

ArtKyoto is back and we've got the scoop on some of the coolest artworks on exhibit this year.

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