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
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
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
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 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
Currently based in Tokyo, Polish artist Matto beautifully captures the streets of Tokyo with watercolor illustrations.
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
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
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
One of Japan's most enduring traditions combines with one of its most beloved characters for an adorable, unmissable combination!
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
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
A Japanese artist who goes by the name of Wakuneco is helping pet owners memorialize their furry friends with lifelike felt portraits.
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
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
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
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!'
Any way you slice it, this comfy, whimsical bread bed really takes the cake!
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
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!