All About Japan

Portable Shrines of a Monstrous Proportion!

These giant portable monster shrines took over Ueno Park to dazzle and frighten all.

Who Wouldn't Want to Wear this Epic Kotatsu?

Designing his clothes around the concept of relaxing in a comfortable room, Keisuke Nagami may have invented the ultimate in indoor cold-weather comfort: a heated table attached to not just one, but four parkas!

The Ultimate Group Tent

Enjoy your own personal space or chat it up in the communal meeting room in this outdoor tent!

Shinobi Wanted, Apply Within!

If you happen to reside in Aichi Prefecture and are needing some extra dough, why not audition to become a prefecture ninja?

This Lobster Gundam Rocks!

One of the coolest Gundam we've ever seen, a custom (and organic) MSN-4 Sazabi Mobile Suit! You'll be shell-shocked when you see how it was created!

Lexus Designs a $1,320 Backpack!

This just might be the most expensive Japanese school bag we've ever seen!

Think You're Cut Out to Be a Shrine Maiden?

A job listing site in Japan is currently featuring a very interesting part-time job in the new Akihabara Shrine.

Mountain-Sized Servings of Sushi in Ueno

These sushi portions are so big, you won't be able to fit it all in your mouth in one bite!

Amazing Capsule Hotels Around the World

From futuristic designs to being surrounded by the great outdoors, we take a look at some of the incredible next-level capsule hotels that can be found both in Japan and around the world.

5 Weird Beauty Products that Look Like Torture

Ever thought you'd like to try a face corset? No? How about an aluminum spa for your face? Check out this list of five weird Japanese beauty products that will have you questioning why they were made in the first place!

Horrifyingly Cute Glass Hangers

Creepy Sadako, Kayako and Toshio are coming after you through your glass!

Hikaru Skirt Illuminates 'Absolute Zone'

Would you want to wear a skirt that lights up inside?

Want to Sip on Sake from a Squid Chalice?

Why settle for sake cups when you could be drinking your fine rice wine from an edible chalice made out of squid?

Share Your Music with the Song Wig

In a bold and radical new take on wearable tech, a device wants to take the music you listen to and put it at everyone else’s fingertips. Introducing the Song Wig!

The Umbrella that Looks Like a Salad Head

With your Vegetabrella out, don't think of it as rain—think of it as dressing!

Make these 3 Edible Micro-Dishes!

Check out these videos to learn how to make your own tiny, delightfully delectable Japanese dishes!

Teachers: Beware the 'Kancho'!

There are no winners in the 'kancho' game. But lots of kindergartners and elementary school students love playing it. Find out how to spot it before you, too, become a victim!

Samurai Slice Up Street Litter

These fearsome and attractive samurai aren't after your life—they're after your litter!

Embarrassed Engineer Invents 'Selfie Arms'

Who needs a selfie stick, when you can use 'selfie arms'!

Take a Breakneck Video Tour of Japan!

Filmed during a three-week railway journey through Japan, this stupendously edited collection of memories reminds us of what can be so fascinating about this island nation.

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