Surreal Illustrations Are a Slice of Life
A Japanese illustrator by the name of Marumichi combines food with everyday life to create charming, surreal illustrations.
Food Fight: Instant Noodle Warriors
An eclectic Japanese graphic designer creates awesome warrior sculptures using imitation food, packaging and utensils. Who will win this epic food fight?
Watercolors Bring the Streets of Tokyo to Life
Currently based in Tokyo, Polish artist Matto beautifully captures the streets of Tokyo with watercolor illustrations.
Awesome iPhone Cases Show Off Surreal Tokyo
Japanese illustrator Shinji Tsuchimochi created his own '100 Views of Tokyo,' and has turned some of his whimsical & surreal prints into gorgeous iPhone cases!
Tokyo Festival to Celebrate Japanese Manholes
This Tokyo extravaganza will include everything from actual beautiful manhole covers to goods like miniatures and doormats, as well as manhole cover snacks and treats!
Memory Game Uses Japanese Manhole Art
A Japanese design firm has developed a distinctly Japanese version of the classic memory game, Concentration, using the awesome art found on manhole covers throughout the country!
Ghibli Museum Exhibit Shows the Color of Time
A new year-long exhibit at the famous Ghibli Museum in Tokyo showcases their masterful use of color to depict the passage of time, time of day, seasonality and more!
Tradition Meets Totoro in New Stoneware Set
One of Japan's most enduring traditions combines with one of its most beloved characters for an adorable, unmissable combination!
Designers Ring in the Year of the Dog in Style
New Year's cards are an important Japanese tradition, and our friends at Spoon & Tamago have compiled some of the most stylish cards from Japanese artists around the country.
Interactive Map of Real Life Ukiyo-e Locations
Ever been curious about where in Japan your favorite iconic ukiyo-e print is actually depicting? Wonder no more!
"Fall" for this Incredible Coloring Technique
Japanese artist and Twitter user Kotetsu combines illustration, photography, and the Japanese art of kirie to create breathtakingly beautiful artwork.
Innovative Aichi Illumination Made by Plumber
In a small town in Aichi Prefecture, a plumber and his family have created an icy winter illumination to warm the hearts of visitors.
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.
Hokusai's "Great Wave" Splashes in Moscow
Katsushika Hokusai’s “The Great Wave off Kanagawa” is perhaps one of the most iconic images that Japan has ever exported. And it’s now emerged as a giant mural on the facade of a new development in Moscow.
The Intricate Detail of Kirie Paper Cutting
The Japanese artist Masayo Fukuda has practiced 'kirie,' the art of cutting pictures from paper, for over 25 years. Take a look at her self-proclaimed greatest masterpiece from 2018, an incredibly detailed octopus cut from a single piece of paper.
5 Places to Buy Traditional Crafts in Tokyo
When shopping for traditional crafts in Tokyo, the options can be dizzying (if not absolutely exhausting) to sort through. So to help you find what you’re looking for, we’ve put together a list of our favorite stores!
Masking Tape 'Paintings' Reproduce Famous Work
Japanese artist Nasa Funahara creates stunning recreations of classic art using a beautiful traditional form of masking tape.
Japanese Artist Gives Old Stones New Life
This artist from Saitama Prefecture gives new meaning to the old phrase 'art imitates life!'
Pixel Puppies Might Be the Perfect Pet
One Japanese artist combines cuteness and nostalgia in his latest line of colorful sculptures. Plus, they're already housebroken!
Empty Vessels Full of Meaning
Japanese artist Norihiko Terayama's work explores what happens when decoration overtakes form and function.