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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.
Ukiyo-e Isn't Just Skin Deep

Ukiyo-e Isn't Just Skin Deep

This collection of ukiyo-e prints illustrates what's going on deep inside the body.

Would You Buy a Creepy Cactus?

Would You Buy a Creepy Cactus?

Check out this real 'Little Shop of Horrors,' full of monster-inspired cacti.

Live in a Muji House — For Free!

Live in a Muji House — For Free!

Lifestyle retailer Muji is offering a free house in the seaside town of Kamakura, and you won't believe how stunningly gorgeous it is!

Soy Sauce Dishes Create 3-D Optical Illusions

Soy Sauce Dishes Create 3-D Optical Illusions

With just a splash of soy sauce, Soy Shapes allow seemingly normal dishes to be rendered into M.C. Escher-style three-dimensional optical illusions.

A Darker Version of 'The Little Mermaid'

A Darker Version of 'The Little Mermaid'

Brought to life by legendary artist Yayoi Kusama, this collaboration brilliantly illustrates the original Hans Christian Andersen classic.

The Perfect Rentable Guesthouse in Uji

The Perfect Rentable Guesthouse in Uji

If you’re planning a trip to Kyoto or Uji, this guesthouse is worth checking out!

Japanese Portable Record Players Exhibition

Japanese Portable Record Players Exhibition

These Japanese gadgets might be outdated, but they're definitely not forgotten!

What Would Cities Look Like “Tokyo-ized”!

What Would Cities Look Like “Tokyo-ized”!

What would your city look like if it became a sister city of Tokyo?!

Puddle: A Home Designed to Let in Rainwater

Puddle: A Home Designed to Let in Rainwater

One family in Japan saw rainwater not as an unwanted intruder, but simply a part of life that, when controlled, can bring you and your home in tune with nature.

The Kumamoto Castle Reconstruction Efforts

The Kumamoto Castle Reconstruction Efforts

Take a look at some photos from the reconstruction efforts for one of the most time-sensitive projects: restoring the Iidamaru Gokai Yagura, a five-story guard tower that was at risk of imminent collapse.

The Aritayaki Wristwatch

The Aritayaki Wristwatch

Japanese and Swiss craftsmanship come together to create the beautiful Aritayaki wristwatch.

Outsu House: An Ode to Comfiness

Outsu House: An Ode to Comfiness

A familyin Japan makes “comfy house” the keyword for the design of their new home.

Surreal Acrylic Paintings of Animals as Bonsai

Surreal Acrylic Paintings of Animals as Bonsai

Check out these mosaic acrylic paintings by Japanese artist Takumi Kama.

Walk upon the Tracks in Log Road Daikanyama

Walk upon the Tracks in Log Road Daikanyama

Visit Log Road Daikanyama, an elongated charming space that once had train tracks running through it.

Surreal Levitating Air Bonsai Now Available

Surreal Levitating Air Bonsai Now Available

Bring a bit of nature and serenity into your home with these floating bonsai.

Painted Imaginary Camouflaged Leaf Insects

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

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

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

Otherworldly Transformation of Simple Ceramics

This ceramic artist takes utilitarian vessels and transforms them into otherworldly objects.

Perfectly Equipped Tablecloth for Craft Fairs

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!

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