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¥100 Water Guns as Steampunk Accessories

All it takes is paint, time and creativity.

Glitter and Gleam Like a Manga Queen

Stylize your eyes to look like your favorite manga heroine thanks to Japan Eden's new Anime Contact line.

Nightmare Before Christmas Face Packs

A costume that's good for your skin? Well, not quite.

Hand-made Cat Bags Fur-storm Twitter

Twitter user @picopoco08 describes herself as cat-loving housewife who also enjoys “making cats”—as in, stuffed cat toys and bags.

Tokyo Aquascape Union Makes Aquarium Art

You'll wish you were a fish so you could explore some of these fantastical aquariums.

Skull Shaped Sugar from the Island of Shikoku

Designed by artist Nobumasa Takahashi, these black and white sugar skulls are perfect for a Halloween party—or just for sweetening your tea when you’re in a ghoulish mood.

A Revolutionary & Stylish Footwear Redesign

YaCHAIKA shoes maintain a chic profile while taking the pain out of walking in heels.

Beautiful Film Shot Through a Drop of Water

A drop of water inside the hole of a ¥5 coin delivers a surreal and haunting iPhone film.

City Hall Gets More Visitors than Theme Parks

Aore City Hall was envisioned as a place where people would want to congregate. And it worked.

Amazing Art Aquarium Takes Over Nijo Castle

As part of a celebration honoring Rimpa, a 400-year-old painting technique, an incredible series of illuminated aquariums has been set up in Kyoto.

Outerwear Made from Synthetic Spider Silk

For the past 11 years, a Japanese company has been attempting to harness the strength of spider silk to create a new type of material with unprecedented versatility. They’ve now unveiled their working prototype: the Moon Parka.

100 Hand-drawn Tree Cross-sections Honor Beer

"Slice of Heartland" celebrates a local Tokyo beer with an incredible artistic effort.

Mechanical Marvels: Japanese Tin Toys

Would you pay $50,000 for a tin can of California tomatoes?

Trigun Sneakers Perfect for a Stampede

Red for Vash, Black for Nicholas D. Wolfwood.

The Art of Any Tokyo

Any Tokyo is an exhibition bringing “tomorrow’s applied design and ideas together under one roof.” Now in its third iteration, the 2015 event runs from October 24 to November 3 at Zozo-ji Temple.

Shironuri Makeup Tutorial

Shironuri—literally, "painted in white"—is a Harajuku fashion style that's been almost singlehandedly revived by a young makeup artist who goes only by the name of Minori.

Louis Vuitton's Anime & Game-inspired Fashion

Designer Nicolas Ghesquière credits his inspiration to the digital world, like Tron and Minecraft.

Ghost + Pumpkin Nails = Halloween Spirit!

When it comes to the big event of autum, it must be Halloween.

Cool Portraits of Tsukiji Fish Market Workers

As Tsukiji prepares to relocate, French photographer Nico Therin took the opportunity to capture some intimate images.

New Book Shares Animal Sculpture Secrets

Mio Hashimoto went viral with photos and videos of a shiba inu dog interacting with a sculpture of itself. She's now penned a book that lets you do what she does.

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