All About Japan

Toto Toilet Gallery at Narita Airport?

Toto's toilet gallery at Narita Airport aims to show foreigners the joys of owning a Japanese toilet.

15 Years & 800 Pieces of Art

For 50 days every three years, visitors to the Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennale get to traverse 200 villages to explore what is effectively the largest art gallery in the world.

¥100 Water Guns as Steampunk Accessories

All it takes is paint, time and creativity.

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.

Trigun Sneakers Perfect for a Stampede

Red for Vash, Black for Nicholas D. Wolfwood.

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.

100 Hand-drawn Tree Cross-sections Honor Beer

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

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.

Get Wowed by Street Art in Tennozu Isle

The somewhat drab little island of office buildings and factories has been distinctly enlivened by a series of large public murals courtesy of an international group of artists known as POW! WOW!

Instagram's Top 6 Ruin Explorers

Spoon & Tamago tracks down six intrepid Instagram users who beautifully—and sometimes creepily—document Japan’s most atmospheric ruins.

What Time? Kanji Time!

Strut the streets of Tokyo with this high-fashion kanji watch.

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.

6 Designer Public Restrooms

While the public restroom has largely been shunned as an architectural subject in the Western world, in Japan it stands as its own archetype.

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.

Game On in Tales of Xillia Heels

Show your video game affiliation on your feet!

Ghost + Pumpkin Nails = Halloween Spirit!

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

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.

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.

Learn Japanese Vocabulary with Chocolate!

Chocolates that teach Japanese onomatopoeia words unveiled at the 2015 Paris Design Show.

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