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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.
3-D Printing Café in Gifu

3-D Printing Café in Gifu

Try your hand at 3-D scanning and 3-D printing in a café that celebrates Gifu's woodworking traditions.

Natural Disaster Survival Tube

Natural Disaster Survival Tube

This versatile emergency preparedness kit is smaller than a standard umbrella!

Artist Duo Turns Japanese Puns into Art

Artist Duo Turns Japanese Puns into Art

'Dajare' is a form of Japanese wordplay, much like a pun, that relies on similar-sounding words to form the joke. Thanks to two artists, you can see some of these puns in groan-worthy visual form!

Molecular Structure of Glass, Done in Glass

Molecular Structure of Glass, Done in Glass

A Japanese design firm has recreated the molecular structure of glass—magnified one billion times—out of 5,000 pieces of glass.

Origami-Inspired Mural by Artist DAAS

Origami-Inspired Mural by Artist DAAS

It’s rare to find commissioned street art in Japan. However, there are exceptions, and this colorful mural in Osaka is one of them!

Wall Art Doubles as a Light-Emitting Lantern

Wall Art Doubles as a Light-Emitting Lantern

Is it a lantern? Is it a photo of a lantern? Is it wall art? Well, it’s all of the above. And it’s the latest innovation from the mind-bending design duo YOY!

Cones of Light Create Abstract Trees

Cones of Light Create Abstract Trees

Take a look at how this Japanese architect stages an immersive installation made up primarily of light for an interactive forest experience!

Logo Designs Revealed for Tokyo 2020 Olympics

Logo Designs Revealed for Tokyo 2020 Olympics

Now's your chance to voice your opinion on the designs that have been shortlisted to represent Japan at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games!

Real Radios Made from Real Seashells

Real Radios Made from Real Seashells

To commemorate the 90 years since radios were first brought to japan, the staff at Japanese radio station BayFM decided to create 100 seashell radios.

The Bicycle Culture Center Museum in Tokyo

The Bicycle Culture Center Museum in Tokyo

Calling all bike lovers! Ever been to the Bicycle Culture Center in Tokyo? If not, you'll be surprised to learn it's actually a uniquely designed museum showcasing the history of bicycles in Japan!

Toyota Concept Car Made from 86 Wooden Panels

Toyota Concept Car Made from 86 Wooden Panels

Check out Toyota’s stunning concept car, Setsuna, whose exterior is composed of 86 handmade wooden panels.

A Select Shop in a Basement Parking Garage

A Select Shop in a Basement Parking Garage

Interested in a new shopping experience? Then visit Tokyo’s hippest new select shop located in a basement parking garage!

Japanese Art & Design Shows in New York

Japanese Art & Design Shows in New York

Check out some Japanese-inspired art and design this spring in New York.

Go Treasure Hunting in a Porcelain Warehouse

Go Treasure Hunting in a Porcelain Warehouse

Ready for a memorable shopping spree? Try a 90-minute treasure hunt for as much Japanese pottery as you can carry!

Elongated Market Inspired by Traditional Halls

Elongated Market Inspired by Traditional Halls

The 'engawa' is a hallway, often likened to a veranda, that's part of traditional Japanese homes. Mimicking this feature, Stage Engawa opened in Sanjo City, Niigata, hoping to inspire a community space where locals can come and go as they please.

Ishinomaki Stone Memorial for Victims of 3.11

Ishinomaki Stone Memorial for Victims of 3.11

The Ishinomaki Stone Memorial pays homage to the lives lost in the Great East Japan Earthquake of March 11, 2011.

Residents Return to Fukushima Exclusion Zone

Residents Return to Fukushima Exclusion Zone

The catastrophic event that took place on March 11, 2011 left a scar in the hearts of many. These haunting photographs of former residents returning to the Fukushima Exclusion Zone remind us all of what was taken and forever lost.

Fishing-Culture Inspired Restaurant

Fishing-Culture Inspired Restaurant

Take a sneak peak inside the designs of Itoman Gyomin Shokudo, a restaurant in Okinawa inspired by local fishing culture.

Papa’s Maze 1 & 2 (Limited Time Set)

Papa’s Maze 1 & 2 (Limited Time Set)

This maze may take days, if not weeks, to solve!

Animated Film Recreates the Beauty of Tokyo

Animated Film Recreates the Beauty of Tokyo

Marvel at the uncannily realistic images of Tokyo portrayed in the animated film 'The Garden of Words.'

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