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
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
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
This ceramic artist takes utilitarian vessels and transforms them into otherworldly objects.
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
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
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
See how this graduate turns ocean waist into useful tools for eating!
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
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'
Revisit Shinji Tsuchimochi's stunning artwork series, '100 Views of Tokyo.'
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
This illustrator creates astounding renderings of Tokyo’s major train stations by hand!
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
This impressive dessert makes for an expressive apology!
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
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
This Saitama kindergarten upcycled stacked shipping containers into an earthquake-resistant and environmentally friendly new structure.
The Portable Paternal Playgound!
This wearable prototype turns dads into jungle gyms!
100 Yen: The Japanese Arcade Experience
In a culture famous for miniaturization, arcades in Japan conversely seem to go bigger, brighter, louder and increasingly diverse—as this documentary on the history of arcade games reveals.