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Window-Shop Chic in Omotesando

Get your eyes and wallet ready for an elegant journey down Tokyo's top shopping street.

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The Purrrfect Kitty Handbag

The hit game-makers behind "Neko Atsume" have created new handbags based on two popular characters, but—like catnip—it's what's inside that has fans going crazy.

The Best of the Best Makeup

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A Very Hidali Christmas

How exactly do you take six synchronized dancers and create a Merry Christmas greeting? Here's how!

Spoil Yourself with New Year's Mystery Bags

If you’ve ever visited Japan or Japanese online shops around New Year's, you’re bound to have seen some mysterious bags called 'fukuburo' appearing on the shelves. Read on to find out how to get the most out of them!

What's a Furisode?

While you may have seen many kimono in anime or around Japan, you may also have seen a furisode and not have even realized it!

An Algorithmic House in Saitama

This beautiful house looks like a maze!

Spanish Street Artist Leaves an Exquisite Mark

During the month of June, 2015, Spanish street artist Pejac was traveling through Asia installing whimsical, captivating and sometimes provocative street art.

The Year of Kimono has Arrived!

Seeking out a kimono that's woven with vibrant colors and modern designs? Look no further than Harajuku's Laforet!

Rie Mi's Double-Exposure Photos of Tokyo

Tokyo photography by Mie Miyoshi: Sprawling, cellular and fast-paced moments that are practically begging to be frozen in time with complex double-exposure photography.

Otherworldly Antarctic Pics by Yutaka Kagaya

Yutaka Kagaya is a self-proclaimed “planetarium imagery creator” and a CG artist with a passion for all things celestial. Early in January 2016 he went on an expedition through the Antarctic sea, snapping pictures on his way.

7 Japan-Related Events to Look Out For in 2016

2016 certainly has a lot of fun and interesting events in store, but you won't want to miss these seven in particular!

A One-of-a-Kind Coming of Age Day

From souped up cars to bungee jumping off Japan's tallest bridge, these adults are bringing their own sense of style to Coming of Age Day 2016!

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Blue’s: A Cool Magazine About Construction

Blue's Magazine is self-billed as a construction culture magazine focused on the lives, philosophies and unique culture of Japanese construction workers—and how cool they really are!

Brave the Cold & Speed-o'-Sound Sonic

Stay warm this winter with this stylish One Punch Man winter beanie.

Tokyo Type Project

Away from the big streets you'll find that Japan suffers a dearth of clear signage. In part of the effort to rectify the situation, designer Yoshiaki Irobe has developed “Tokyo CityFont,” a typeface just for the nation's greatest metropolis.

Top 3 Cosplay Makeup YouTubers

Thinking of dressing up as your favorite anime or Disney character at a convention or for Halloween, but can't seem to get the makeup just right? Let these hot YouTubers lend you a helping hand!

Top 4 Makeup YouTubers

Dying to know how to apply makeup for the next Japanese festival outing? Or maybe you just want to know the best Japanese cosmetic brand for eye shadow? No matter the question, these girls have you covered!

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