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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.
Walk upon the Tracks in Log Road Daikanyama

Walk upon the Tracks in Log Road Daikanyama

Visit Log Road Daikanyama, an elongated charming space that once had train tracks running through it.

Surreal Levitating Air Bonsai Now Available

Surreal Levitating Air Bonsai Now Available

Bring a bit of nature and serenity into your home with these floating bonsai.

Painted Imaginary Camouflaged Leaf Insects

Painted Imaginary Camouflaged Leaf Insects

To avoid becoming prey, leaf insects use mimicry to blend into their surroundings. But what happens when the insect's natural environment has been completely destroyed?

San Grams: A Third-Wave Green Tea Shop & Café

San Grams: A Third-Wave Green Tea Shop & Café

The third-wave green tea movement is taking root right in the heart of Japan’s green tea industry.

Magical Photographs of Fireflies in Japan

Magical Photographs of Fireflies in Japan

When summer comes along, we look forward to different things. Some of us head to the beach, others to the mountains for camping. But for a select group of photographers in Japan, summer signals the arrival of fireflies and the hunt for the perfect shot!

Otherworldly Transformation of Simple Ceramics

Otherworldly Transformation of Simple Ceramics

This ceramic artist takes utilitarian vessels and transforms them into otherworldly objects.

Perfectly Equipped Tablecloth for Craft Fairs

Perfectly Equipped Tablecloth for Craft Fairs

Check out this tablecloth specifically designed for fair booths, and how it makes all the difference in staying organized!

Ghibli Celebrates 30 Years of Filmmaking

Ghibli Celebrates 30 Years of Filmmaking

Studio Ghibli celebrates 30 years of filmmaking with a Roppongi exhibition filled with tons of memorabilia, Ghibli-themed food and limited-edition toys!

Light up the Night with These Paper Lanterns

Light up the Night with These Paper Lanterns

From the creative design team of Yuruliku comes the 'Washi Torch', a paper pendant lamp inspired by the streets of Mino.

Umi Hashi: Chopsticks Made from Ocean Plastic

Umi Hashi: Chopsticks Made from Ocean Plastic

See how this graduate turns ocean waist into useful tools for eating!

3-D-Printed Zoetrope Captures Time & Movement

3-D-Printed Zoetrope Captures Time & Movement

Discover the fascinating device that is 'toki'—a media artist's installation born from a combination of modern technologies.

Film & Solo Exhibition: The Whispering Star

Film & Solo Exhibition: The Whispering Star

Radical film director Sono Sion enlightens us with his solo exhibition, showcasing one of his most talked about films to date.

Tsuchimochi Completes His '100 Views of Tokyo'

Tsuchimochi Completes His '100 Views of Tokyo'

Revisit Shinji Tsuchimochi's stunning artwork series, '100 Views of Tokyo.'

Light Festival in Kyoto's Shimogamo Shrine

Light Festival in Kyoto's Shimogamo Shrine

Enjoy a brilliant light festival in 'Tadasu no Mori' at Shimogamo Shrine!

Tokyo’s Major Train Stations Illustrated

Tokyo’s Major Train Stations Illustrated

This illustrator creates astounding renderings of Tokyo’s major train stations by hand!

Learn Japanese on Instagram?!

Learn Japanese on Instagram?!

If you're trying to learn Japanese but always on the go, this Japanese Instagram account might be just for you!

Wagashi Shop Sells Seppuku-Themed Desserts

Wagashi Shop Sells Seppuku-Themed Desserts

This impressive dessert makes for an expressive apology!

Ever Seen a Paper Book Sculpture?

Ever Seen a Paper Book Sculpture?

Discover how these books map out existing landscapes in order to give life to an inventive art form!

This Home Brings the Urban Experience Indoors

This Home Brings the Urban Experience Indoors

Makiko Tsukada Architects created a space that echoes the slick surfaces of the Tokyo cityscape in an interior environment. It's like taking a stroll through the city while staying indoors!

Kindergarten Made from Shipping Containers

Kindergarten Made from Shipping Containers

This Saitama kindergarten upcycled stacked shipping containers into an earthquake-resistant and environmentally friendly new structure.

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