All About Japan

A New Kind of Seasonal Art Medium

Disney and Japanese anime are some of the inspirations for these transient masterpieces.

Start the Year off Right at This Zen Garden

Get a little balance and peace in your life by making Shinshoji Zen Museum and Gardens in Hiroshima one of your top destinations of 2017.

Artist Imagines Fruits & Veggies in the Future

A Japanese art student used his senior thesis to show off 10 different fruits and vegetables in cylindrical form, each consistent to its original size, to make a bold statement about the future of food.

Stunning Recreations of Ghibli Classics

Totoro, Princess Mononoke and other favorites inspire some new masterpieces.

The Only New Year's Postcard You'll Ever Need

Japanese artist Feebee has created an 'ukiyo-e' woodblock print of an imaginary beast combining all 12 zodiac animals. Doesn't matter if it's the Year of the Rooster, Horse or Dragon, you can always send this print for the New Year!

The Darker Side: 'Star Wars' Ink Portraits

'Bujin-ga' artist Masayuki Kojo captures characters from 'Star Wars,' creating versions of Darth Vader and the storm troopers like never before.

Shoryudo — Rising Dragon of Japan

Have you ever made soy sauce by hand? Neither had Rachel! Follow her journey through the 'Rising Dragon' of Japan, a route that travels through Shizuoka, Aichi, Ishikawa, Gifu and Nagano Prefectures.

Mechanical Pencil Lead Sculptures Defy the Eye

Simply titled "Lines," this series of minimal, geometric sculptures created by art student Maho Takahashi only uses two materials, lead and paper, to create three-dimensional shapes along with two-dimension lines.

The Wintry Elegance of Kawase Woodblock Prints

If you can't make it out to Ronin Gallery in New York, we've got a preview here of the Japanese woodblock prints on exhibit there created by Hasui Kawase.

Gorgeous Tohoku Drawing Took 3.5 Years to Make

Artist Manabu Ikeda unveils a monumental pen and ink drawing, depicting scenes from the 2011 Tohoku earthquake and tsunami, that took nearly 3.5 years to complete.

UNESCO Sites in the Tokyo Area

Tokyo is great for food, shopping and relaxation. But you should know there are also a handful of stellar World Heritage Sites right in the area!

The Mesmerizing Art of Coin Stacking

Coin stacking is a beautifully compelling reason to hang onto your change after you go shopping in Japan.

Ramen: An Edible & Knittable Material

Although it might not keep you warm during the coldest of winters, this scarf will certainly turn heads.

House of Light is an Absolute Delight

With an “outside-in” room and a bath lit by fiber optics, this incredible complex, designed by internationally renowned artist James Turrell, is one of Japan’s most unique places to stay.

The Spotlight's on D. H. Rosen

If you're tapped into the art scene in Japan, then you've likely come across artist/writer/curator/producer Daniel H. Rosen, the go-to guru in the creative community.

Beauty Inside & Out: World Heritage Art Museum

Of the 17 World Heritage buildings that make up 'The Architectural Work of Le Corbusier, an Outstanding Contribution to the Modern Movement,' Tokyo boasts the only one in East Asia.

5 Fantastic Character Bread Recipes

Find out how to make fluffy, edible versions of Totoro, Baymax, Winnie the Pooh and more!

Shoryudo: Knockout Destinations

From ropeways and waterfalls to castles and historic gardens, the 'Rising Dragon Road' through central Japan does everything to catch your eye!

Kanpai with Kitty Cat Sake Cups

Let adorable traditional 'ukiyo-e' cat art add to your drinking pleasure with these Japanese sake cups featuring stylized kitties!

A New Approach to Flower Arrangement

Artist Anju Miyawaki has a new and unique way to create "ikebana," the Japanese art of flower arranging, with her exhibition titled "Flat Ikebana."

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