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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.
Get Good Lighting from Stylish Hurricane Lamp

Get Good Lighting from Stylish Hurricane Lamp

Check out these cool floor lamps made from swirling water into a small hurricane.

Choya's New Kamakura Store Is All About Ume

Choya's New Kamakura Store Is All About Ume

Get to know more about Japanese plum liquor by visiting the brand new Choya store, just outside of Tokyo.

Flowchart of Penguin Drama & Relationships

Flowchart of Penguin Drama & Relationships

The lives of real penguins in Kyoto and Sumida Aquariums have been detailed in high-resolution flowcharts, and it's full of penguin crushes, heartbreaks, adultery and even egg-stealing. All the things that make for a great reality television show.

Kimono Company Makes Masks for Nightlife Staff

Kimono Company Makes Masks for Nightlife Staff

Otozuki, a manufacturer of traditional kimono garments, has teamed up with a company that runs nightclubs to develop hostess-friendly face masks that make it easy to sip drinks and converse with customers while maintaining a safe environment.

Renaissance Paintings Purr-fect for Cat Lovers

Renaissance Paintings Purr-fect for Cat Lovers

Japanese contemporary artist Tokuhiro Kawai uses his mastery of oil painting to create surreal images that invoke the Italian painters of the High Renaissance. But instead of heroes, saints, and the divine, he largely focuses on lots of cats.

Getting to Know Your Bathtub Better

Getting to Know Your Bathtub Better

Learn more about bathing in Japan with this online event.

Kitamura Shop Like Theme Park for Camera Fans

Kitamura Shop Like Theme Park for Camera Fans

Kitamura Camera's new location, which just opened in early July 2020, hopes to become a one-stop-shop for amateur and professional photographers alike. And Spoon & Tamago has the scoop!

Bringing a 70-Year-Old Sento into Modern Day

Bringing a 70-Year-Old Sento into Modern Day

It’s said that in Tokyo every week another sento goes bust. One of those was Miyanoyu, located in the Nezu district of Tokyo.

New Hotel Embraces Its Ikebukuro Home

New Hotel Embraces Its Ikebukuro Home

A new hotel embracing minimalism celebrates the neighborhood it's in, Ikebukuro.

JR East Redesigns All Station Stamps in Tokyo

JR East Redesigns All Station Stamps in Tokyo

Train otaku, rejoice! JR East has redesigned 78 of the stamps at central stations in Tokyo. Are you gonna catch 'em all?

Yamato Is Making Yukatas for All

Yamato Is Making Yukatas for All

Yamato, a kimono maker with over 100 years of history, decided to apply to their garments the concept of universal design, making them accessible for everyone.

Kyoto's Kyocera Museum of Art Gets a Facelift

Kyoto's Kyocera Museum of Art Gets a Facelift

Come learn about the incredible history of an art museum that survived World War II.

How Fireworks in Japan Were Used for Epidemics

How Fireworks in Japan Were Used for Epidemics

Learn more about the meaning of fireworks in Japan and why they are connected to COVID-19.

Social Distance Supper with a Stuffed Capybara

Social Distance Supper with a Stuffed Capybara

The restaurant at Izu Shabonten Zoo in Shizuoka, Japan is crowded! But not by people, but stuffed capybaras that have been strategically placed throughout the restaurant to maintain appropriate social distancing.

Find Your Perfect Room at this Kyoto Hotel

Find Your Perfect Room at this Kyoto Hotel

This new, boutique hotel in Kyoto is serving up a completely different look in each room.

Award-Winning Train Designed by Architect

Award-Winning Train Designed by Architect

Architect Kazuyo Sejima’s commuter express train, Laview, took home a prestigious award for its sleek, unique look.

Hotel Why Thinks Zero Waste Is Not a Question

Hotel Why Thinks Zero Waste Is Not a Question

Tokushima has a zero-waste policy, and Hotel Why is doing its part to be a call-to-action hotel. Why is it shaped like a question mark? Read on to find out.

Ryosuke Otomo's Slice of Life Illustrations

Ryosuke Otomo's Slice of Life Illustrations

Illustrator Ryosuke Otomo takes inspiration from the small, relatable moments of life.

Look Back at the Past Through Rounded Windows

Look Back at the Past Through Rounded Windows

Once you start noticing these fun retro windows with rounded edges, you might be convinced to photograph them all as well.

Hello Kitty Takes Stand Against Discrimination

Hello Kitty Takes Stand Against Discrimination

The epitome of Japanese "kawaii" culture and friends have issued a statement in support of the Black Lives Matter movement.

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