Japan's 1918 Pandemic Prevention Posters
Even though Japan was widely cut off from much of the world when compared to today, the island nation still had to deal with the worldwide pandemic of 1918, better known as the Spanish Flu. These posters helped warn the populace of the time.
Ghibli Giving Free Backgrounds for Video Chats
The world famous art house made available a series of stills from their films that can be used as video conferencing backgrounds. Learn which movie background images were released.
Turn Your Laundry Room into a Nightclub
It’s been just about a week since Tokyo and the surrounding areas were put under a state of emergency, and things are getting desperate for Japanese citizens stuck at home.
Unique Home Design Takes Steps Into the Future
When Akihiro Ito, half of the design team Nendo, wanted to build a home for his family and in-laws, he turned to his business partner to design it for him. And it features a set of stairs that appears to extend from the sidewalk through the house.
Designers' Office Roof Has a Few Holes
When it came time to design their own office in 2018, the architects at Studio Velocity in Aichi carried out their usual vision, albeit with a slightly more precarious footing.
A.I. Tells Your Fortune with Bubble Tea Order
With all the different bubble tea shops trying to compete, Answer Tea serves delicious bubble tea with tapioca entertainment for your mouth, with a side of A.I. fortune-telling entertainment for your soul.
Drawing out the Japanese Spirit of Epidemics
The people of Kumamoto have a legendary spirit that comes in time of epidemics. All you have to do is draw a picture of it.
Astounding Origami Tea House
Come check out Shi-an, a mobile tea house constructed entirely from origami without the use of bolts or adhesives.
Using Tuna to Measure Proper Social Distances
Let’s all stay "one tuna apart" by using these funny social distancing posters.
Yusuke Asai's New Exhibit Uses Wild Materials
Tokyo-born artist Yusuke Asai travela the world, creating wild and unrestrained art with whatever canvas and materials are available to him locally: soil, water, dust, flour, tape, and pens.
Enjoy a Public Bath from the Privacy of Home
Some public bath houses in Japan are doing their part to support social distancing by uploading videos of their soothing baths.
Using Washi Paper to Make Delectable Dishes
There's no better time than now to learn a new skill, and these intriguing Japanese papercrafts will leave you hungry for more.
Savor Gourmet Chocolate with Weird Flavors
Choci Tokyo is a gourmet chocolate specialty shop with 20 unique flavors like banana split and sakura sour. If you can't decide on a single flavor, you can try them all with some of their curated mixes.
Designer Creates Free Template for Face Shield
Bespectacled Japanese designer Tokujin Yoshioka wanted to do something to help healthcare and public safety workers on the front lines of COVID-19, so he created a simple and easy way to make face shields.
An AR Solution for Safe Social Distancing
An innovative app that uses augmented reality software to measure proper social distancing.
5 Tips to Work from Home (& Keep Your Sanity)
As many workers around the world transition into situations where they work from home, there is an opportunity for lots of chaos, frustration and tension. However, we have five tips that just might help you stay sane during your work from home routine.
These New Bento Fish Keep You Safe in Public
One small and easy replacement is changing this fish full of soy sauce into an easy-to-carry hand sanitizer bottle.
Hako in Hiroshima: Thinking Outside the Box
Take a look at this innovative home of stacked boxes, designed to overcome the challenges of building on the side of a cliff.
The Quirkiest Shaved Ice in Tokyo
Yelo in Roppongi is not just any normal shaved ice store, especially once you see their toppings list!
Nihonbashi's Neighborhood Noren Gallery
Over 30 Nihonbashi-based businesses came together to create noren (the curtains that hang in shopfronts) that symbolize their own identity.