All About Japan

Calligraphy Artist Speaks with Her Brush

Japanese calligrapher Nobuko Obata has pursued her lifelong passion for calligraphy, despite an accident that left her without hands from a young age.

Living Large in Tiny Japanese Houses

This latest trend in Japanese architecture sees people living in minimalist homes to minimize cost and maximize their time.

New Season, New Starbucks Merch!

As Japan swings into summer, Starbucks Japan once unleashes a torrent of awesome, exclusive merch! Will our wallets survive?

Pokémon Meets KitKat in Awesome Animated Ad

The lovingly animated concept video is too good to be true… for now! But it's still quite the sight!

10 Best Pizzerias in Tokyo

Japanese pizza has a somewhat checkered reputation in the rest of the world, but in a mega modern metropolis like Tokyo you can find some seriously good slices, no matter which style of pie you prefer!

Work-Life Balance Improves with Tiny Business

An increasing number of Japanese people are starting tiny businesses with small funds, and find that their work-life balance is improving without having to sacrifice their livelihoods.

10 Awesome Tokyo Art Galleries

Tokyo has the exciting, vibrant art scene you'd expect from Japan's capital. If you want to dive deep into the local art world, these 10 art galleries are a great place to start!

5 Little-Known Harajuku Styles

Sure, you've heard of lolita and you've heard of 'gyaru,' but have you heard of these new alternative Harajuku fashions?

Uniqlo Pokémon T-Shirt Design Winners

Japanese fashion retailer Uniqlo held a worldwide contest, and the winners for the Pokémon-themed contest of 2019 will be on sale this summer!

Retro Maintenance Train Illustrations

The work of this Japanese illustrator focuses on Japan's unseen maintenance trains, which only work at night after regular service is finished.

Japan's Best Flea Markets

Whether you're looking for arts, crafts, food or antiques, these are the best places in Japan to get your hands on unique items you won't find anywhere else, and at bargain prices!

Canvas Comes Alive in Immersive Installation

Japanese-Brazilian artist Oscar Oiwa has created an incredible, immersive installation that truly brings canvas to life!

Japanese Artist Creates Awesome Stamp Drawings

Hokkaido-based artist Baku Maeda has repurposed Japanese personal seals and stamps to create some incredible, whimsical illustrations.

The Ephemeral Art of Japanese Bathhouses

The artists who specialize in painting Japanese bathhouses are few in number, but their enduring artistic spirit ensures the profession lives on.

Japan-Exclusive Converse's Made with Sakura

Putting these sakura-pink kicks on your feet will help put more cherry blossom trees in Japan’s northeastern Tohoku region.

Awesome Studio Ghibli Glassware Collection

Speech bubbles and pop art-style flare add a new comic book twist to these glasses of beloved Studio Ghibli characters.

Oodles of Noodles Land New World Record

Hundreds feast on noodles to set a new Guinness World Record for the largest instant noodle tasting event.

Studio Ghibli Goods Catch 2019 Sakura Fever

A Japanese retail chain dedicated to selling official Studio Ghibli merchandise is ready to debut their 2019 cherry blossom season goods!

Japanese Artist Assembles Ukiyo-e Avengers

A Japanese illustrator that goes by the name Takumi has created some awesome ukiyo-e art of the Avengers to celebrate the release of the latest film in the hit Marvel franchise.

An Avant Garde Twist on Traditional Culture

Two Japanese artists have been making humorous art that subverts Japanese traditions for an astounding 25 years!

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