All About Japan

Nameless Paints Change How Kids Learn Colors

The names we assign to colors can impede our minds—and a young designer duo wants to change that.

A Preschool Built for Puddles

Dai-ichi Yochien's new courtyard is designed to accumulate rain water to create a gigantic, pool-like puddle for the kids to play in.

The Tokyo Home with a 360° Mezzanine

Splitting the first and second floor of this Tokyo home is a 360-degree mezzanine surrounded by raised windows that circle around the house.

Wooden Ukiyo-e Star Wars Phone Case

This iPhone case takes its design cue from a very special ukiyo-e woodblock print, one of only three in the world officially approved by Lucasfilm.

Bowls, Plates & Cups Form Dishy Raised Floor

25,000 pieces of imperfect ceramics form an elevated base in this cool Saga store.

A Kansai Home Designed Around Circular Margins

Designer Fumi Aso was named best young architect by the Architectural Institute of Japan’s Kansai chapter.

Oita's Gorgeous New Prefectural Art Museum

Located on the center of Oita City in Kyushu, OPAM boasts a collection of roughly 5,000 works by Japanese painters, sculptors and craftspeople.

Musical Wheelchairs Take the Stage in Tokyo

Yamaha Motorcycles and Yamaha Instruments are coming together to bring a whole new meaning to musical chairs.

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