All About Japan

Wear Pandas & Space Cats on Your Back

From designs inspired by traditional 'ukiyo-e' woodblock prints to pandas and space cats, these kimono jackets are sure to turn heads when you step out the door.

How Do You Bleach Kimono Fabrics? With Snow!

These stunning videos show how craftsmen keep their UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage practice alive during the coldest months of the year.

100 Views of Tokyo

Embark on an artistic journey throughout Tokyo with Shinji Tsuchimochi's 100 illustrations!

Merging Traditional Technique & Modern Imagery

Get to know Keisuke Yamaguchi, an artist who recreates 'ema' paintings for Shinto shrines, as well as creating his own stunning works inherently connected to the ancient concepts of Shintoism.

20 Japanese Words for Rain, in Art Form

How would you depict 'autumn rain' in a bottle? How about 'sudden rainfall'? Check out this design troupe's dioramas creating snapshots of 20 Japanese words for rain!

Revitalizing Fukushima One Shoe at a Time

Keep a centuries-old tradition alive on the streets by wearing 450 years of history on your feet.

Reflective Paintings of Water Ripples

Artist Yoshihito Kawase creates stunningly quiet water ripple paintings that reflect on the aftermath of the 2011 earthquake and tsunami.

Portraits of Tokyo’s Stray Cats

There's definitely not a shortage of cat photographs. But for some reason, Masayuki Oki's photographs of street cats stand out in a way that others don’t.

Add Some Bushido Flair to Your Home ‎Décor

Guard against water rings on your favorite coffee table thanks to these sword handguard coasters inspired by four famous samurai.

Sea-Inspired Miniature Newspaper Collages

This artist uses a wide range of multimedia—everything from snippets of foreign newspapers and magazines to 'nihonga' materials to create collages that illustrate the ocean that connects all.

En-Gi Green Furniture by Mono Goen

This charming furniture design isn't just a place to sit and read a story, it IS the story!

Hydrophobic Brollies Make Light of Heavy Rain

Don't let a soggy umbrella get you down! With these water-resistant umbrellas, both you and your brolly will be water-drop free!

Seek Shelter Under this 'Foliage Umbrella'

Rain or shine, this is the perfect umbrella for whatever the weather.

Andy Warhol 'Randoseru'

With Japanese kids' backpacks becoming fashion icons in their own right, why not up the ante with a splash of Andy?

Pin Your Hair Up with Mini Japanese Weapons

These gorgeous hairpins will have you ready to turn heads and defeat foes.

Yukata 101

What's a 'yukata'? And more importantly, how do you put one on? Better find out before summer festival season arrives!

The Force Has Got Your Back

Look good you will in these 'Star Wars'-inspired traditional Japanese jackets and shirts.

Otaku Tattoos Gaining Traction in Japan

While tattoos remain largely taboo in Japan, a new form of tattooing that draws on anime and otaku culture is helping change the local image of ink.

Subculture Fashion in Shibuya & Harajuku

Tokyo’s Shibuya and Harajuku districts have given rise to numerous fashion trends. Much of Japanese style can be grasped by examining the past and present of these districts, and the uniquely Japanese subcultures they have spawned.

Keeping You Cool While Being Cute

This adorable seal is storing some secrets in its belly!

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