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Spoon & Tamago

Spoon & Tamago

All About Spoon & Tamago
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.
An Industrial Warehouse Converted to a Café

An Industrial Warehouse Converted to a Café

You don't have to be in a populated center to find a third-wave coffee shop—and this one might be worth the trip for the decor alone.

Otaku Tattoos Gaining Traction in Japan

Otaku Tattoos Gaining Traction in Japan

While tattoos remain largely taboo in Japan, a new form of tattooing that draws on anime and otaku culture is helping change the local image of ink.

Merging Traditional Technique & Modern Imagery

Merging Traditional Technique & Modern Imagery

Get to know Keisuke Yamaguchi, an artist who recreates 'ema' paintings for Shinto shrines, as well as creating his own stunning works inherently connected to the ancient concepts of Shintoism.

Andy Warhol 'Randoseru'

Andy Warhol 'Randoseru'

With Japanese kids' backpacks becoming fashion icons in their own right, why not up the ante with a splash of Andy?

Realistic Fake Food Bookmarks

Realistic Fake Food Bookmarks

If these bookmarks were any more real, you could eat them!

Hydroponic Greens Grown Under the Tokyo Metro

Hydroponic Greens Grown Under the Tokyo Metro

Tokyo's elevated train spaces might be shaded from the sun, dreary and have most often been turned into bicycle and car parking, but surprisingly, where the sun doesn’t shine turns out to be an ideal setting for a garden.

Stunning Photos of Japan in 1908

Stunning Photos of Japan in 1908

Have a look at rare photographs of japan during a time when simply using a camera required special permission.

Bespectacled Rice Made by Farmers with Glasses

Bespectacled Rice Made by Farmers with Glasses

This product literally puts a face with a name!

Grab Hold of These Hanging Animal 'Furoshiki'

Grab Hold of These Hanging Animal 'Furoshiki'

These fun, animal-print wrapping cloths can be used in a number of ways!

Inspirational Vintage Illustrations of Trains

Inspirational Vintage Illustrations of Trains

Discover the many groundbreaking locomotive images by Japanese illustrator Koyata Yasui.

Treehouse Built Around 300-Year-Old Tree

Treehouse Built Around 300-Year-Old Tree

A treehouse can be a sacred fortress for a kid, or even just a really fun piece of outdoor architecture for anyone who doesn't suffer from acrophobia. But if you plan to visit this treehouse, you'll have to make a reservation!

Photographing the Many Faces of Mount Fuji

Photographing the Many Faces of Mount Fuji

Check out the many ways Mount Fuji photographers capture this glorious mountain!

En-Gi Green Furniture by Mono Goen

En-Gi Green Furniture by Mono Goen

This charming furniture design isn't just a place to sit and read a story, it IS the story!

The Blue Pond in Hokkaido

The Blue Pond in Hokkaido

High levels of aluminum hydroxide turn this Hokkaido pond an incredible shade of blue. If it looks familiar, you may recognize it from Apple's OS X Mountain Lion wallpaper!

Choreographing the Cosmos

Choreographing the Cosmos

This Japanese startup is working to create meteor showers on demand!

Garage Garden Designed by Landscape Artist

Garage Garden Designed by Landscape Artist

Home garages are often seen as an addition to a house, solely purposed to park a car. However, this unique landscape artist takes gardening one step further, by complimenting a homeowner's vehicle with his design!

100 Views of Tokyo

100 Views of Tokyo

Embark on an artistic journey throughout Tokyo with Shinji Tsuchimochi's 100 illustrations!

Kokedama Ice Cream—Japan’s Next Big Dessert

Kokedama Ice Cream—Japan’s Next Big Dessert

Believe it or not, this delicious-looking dessert was inspired by moss balls!

Rainbow Contrails Created by Cloud Iridescence

Rainbow Contrails Created by Cloud Iridescence

It's not uncommon to see a rainbow in the sky after the rain, but it's definitely a rare and fascinating experience to spot one in the clouds!

Free Vitamins Offered to Fast-Food Eaters

Free Vitamins Offered to Fast-Food Eaters

A clever pop-up shop puts a new spin on nutrition awareness by giving away free vitamins to fast-food eaters.

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