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, 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
Come learn about the incredible history of an art museum that survived World War II.
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
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
This new, boutique hotel in Kyoto is serving up a completely different look in each room.
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
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
Illustrator Ryosuke Otomo takes inspiration from the small, relatable moments of life.
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
The epitome of Japanese "kawaii" culture and friends have issued a statement in support of the Black Lives Matter movement.
Putting a New Spin on Conveyor-Belt Sushi
Kura Sushi, Japan’s second-largest conveyor-belt-sushi chain, has unveiled a marvelous new global flagship in Tokyo’s Asakusa district.
Lawson's Products Got a Brand New Bag
Japan’s third-largest convenience store chain recently hired design firm Nendo to re-brand the packaging on over 700 private label products. And the result is as stunning as it is subtle.
See Tennis Star Naomi Osaka Like Never Before
Tennis star Naomi Osaka appeared in GQ Japan’s June edition, in a cover that was actually drawn by her older sister, Mari Osaka!
Japanese Art Supporting 'Black Lives Matter'
Amid the ongoing protests and marches following the brutal killing of George Floyd by an American police force, Japanese artists in Japan and abroad are showing their support for the Black Lives Matter movement in the form of diverse artworks.
Stay Comfy, Look Professional with WFH Pajamas
Business up top, casual down below, these pajamas will look to your colleagues like you're office ready.
A Special Hidden Message about Staying Home
On May 6, Gifu Shimbun ran a full-page editorial encouraging their readers to stay home. Artfully executed, the message in the graphic ad is only legible from a distance. Can you read it?
Religious Leaders Team Up to Pray for COVID-19
We're taking a look at this photo of religious leaders exhibiting all the elements we look for in an anime or movie scene when the most powerful members band together for the last stand.
Find a Bit of Zen with Every Bite of Toast
Japanese designer and watercolor artist Manami Sasaki has embarked on a series of creative stay-at-home breakfasts using toast as her canvas.
These New Bento Fish Keep You Safe in Public
One small and easy replacement is changing this fish full of soy sauce into an easy-to-carry hand sanitizer bottle.