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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.
Shine Light on Power Draining Vending Machines

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

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

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

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

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.

Kiyohiko Azuma’s Urban Sketches of Japan

Kiyohiko Azuma’s Urban Sketches of Japan

Manga artist Kiyohiko Azuma draws the main character of his popular work 'Yotsuba&!' as an adorable cartoon, but his cityscapes are incredibly realistic in contrast. Take a look at a few of his wonderful sketches.

Modern-Day Demon Invades Akihabara

Modern-Day Demon Invades Akihabara

In Japanese folklore there exists a traditional beast-like deity called the Namahage. Inspired by this tradition, media artist Etsuko Ichihara created a modern-day version of the Namahage specifically for Tokyo.

Toshihiko Hosaka's Incredible Sand Sculptures

Toshihiko Hosaka's Incredible Sand Sculptures

Check out the unbelievable sand sculptures by Japanese artist Toshihiko Hosaka, who takes playing in a sandbox to new levels!

New Natural Objects Preserved in Acrylic Cubes

New Natural Objects Preserved in Acrylic Cubes

Ever stumble upon a beautiful leaf or flower and wish you could freeze it in time, keeping it forever without it withering away? That was the idea behind Sola Cubes! And there are even more objects available to beautify your home!

Get Back to Nature in Your Own Kengo Kuma Home

Get Back to Nature in Your Own Kengo Kuma Home

If you never thought you could afford a home designed by architect Kengo Kuma, think again! Now you can get your very own Kuma-designed, nature-inspired trailer home!

Japanese Pedal... er, Petal Power in São Paulo

Japanese Pedal... er, Petal Power in São Paulo

30 bicycles, covered in colorful flowers, hit the streets of Brazil's São Paulo to celebrate both nature and the Japanese people who settled there a century ago.

Get a Bird's-Eye View of Arboreal Architecture

Get a Bird's-Eye View of Arboreal Architecture

Tokyo-based studio Assistant created a home among the trees of Karuizawa that incorporates the beauty of nature, inside and out.

Food-Themed Exhibition Coming to Ghibli Museum

Food-Themed Exhibition Coming to Ghibli Museum

Ghibli films have a magical way of romanticizing everyday, ordinary events—including the simple act of eating. Come relive some of the fantastic food-related moments on display at the Ghibli Museum from May 27, 2017.

See Tokyo, Osaka, Kyoto & Nagoya in One Day

See Tokyo, Osaka, Kyoto & Nagoya in One Day

Legoland Japan will feature miniature replicas of famous Japanese landmarks made from 10,496,352 Legos (plus or minus a few)!

Get Your Hands on a Strong, Stylish Steel Case

Get Your Hands on a Strong, Stylish Steel Case

Protect your goods in a fashionable way with this new brand of steel carrying cases!

The Eccentric Artwork of Kawanabe Kyosai

The Eccentric Artwork of Kawanabe Kyosai

Nothing was off limits for this eccentric 19th century Japanese artist, including cute cats, landscapes, the occult and eroticism.

High-End Design on an Ikea Budget

High-End Design on an Ikea Budget

Japanese architect Takayoshi Kitagawa renovated his parents' Osaka apartment using Ikea furniture in a unique and interesting way that was inspired by duct tape!

Matto's 'Tokyo Storefront' Illustrations

Matto's 'Tokyo Storefront' Illustrations

Mateusz Urbanowicz is a Polish artist making his living here in Japan as an animator and artist. And when he's not working on hit films, like "Your Name," he's working on his own projects. One cool example are these fascinating Tokyo storefront drawings!

The Best of Valentine’s Day Shopping in 2017

The Best of Valentine’s Day Shopping in 2017

Valentine's Day is one of the biggest holidays in Japan and it's so important to make sure you get the right gift for your sweetheart. Read on if you need some ideas on the perfect present.

2 Sparkly Exhibitions Are Shining in Tokyo

2 Sparkly Exhibitions Are Shining in Tokyo

If you happen to admire sparkly, shiny objects, and you live in Tokyo, you’re in luck thanks to these two exquisite exhibitions!

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