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New Hanko Ink Lets You Use Colors of Nature

These inks won't let you paint with all the colors of the wind, but you can now stamp your name with different colors inspired by nature.

Eye-Catching Pieces from ArtKyoto 2020

ArtKyoto is back and we've got the scoop on some of the coolest artworks on exhibit this year.

Japan’s Ancient Art Exhibit in Tokyo

This exhibition at the Tokyo National Museum features artwork from the mid-1600s through the early 1900s, with representations of Japan's transition through the ages.

Get Your Hands on 'Twilight at Nihonbashi'

Learn how you can score one of these cool, ukiyo-e-inspired photos that are great as phone wallpapers.

Journey to Your Winter Wonderland via Catbus

We were blown away by this anime snow builder's renditions of Totoro's Catbus and other fan favorites.

Eerie Long-Exposure Photographs of Torii

In 2019, German photographer Ronny Behnert traveled around Japan visiting various torii gates. And while everyone who visits Japan surely has countless torii pictures, his long-exposure photos are like something from another world.

Tree Rubbings of Artist Stranded in NYC

When the pandemic hit, Japanese artist Keiko Miyamori found herself stuck in New York, missing exhibitions in Japan. As a way to keep her spirits strong, she created tree rubbings, placing them in charming glass boxes. Check out the fruits of her labors.

Old Village Station Now Cool Art Installation

Check out this new art installation that's recently revitalized the Aomori village of Inakadate.

Ukiyo-e Couple Show Ancient Art of Sleeping In

Turns out Japanese folks were hitting the snooze button before electronic clocks even existed. How? By getting roosters drunk!

Enliven Your Senses with Scented Paints

For all those who took up painting as a therapeutic way to pass the pandemic, now you can take it up a notch with scented paints called Kanogu.

Shinjuku Station's New Permanent Installation

Artist Tomokazu Matsuyama is the talent responsible for the new artwork adorning Shinjuku Station.

Yokoo's Contemporary Misaligned Ukiyo-e Prints

Tadanori Yokoo celebrates the common problem of woodblock misalignment in a new series.

Ceramics Workshop Designed by Kengo Kuma

Star architect Kengo Kuma puts his signature stamp on yet another building with this ceramics museum and workshop in Komatsu.

Get Your Hands on the Ultimate Hand-Drawn Maze

The artist called Papa has once again picked up his pen in an attempt to outdo himself, creating one of the most challenging yet beautiful mazes we've seen.

Tadao Ando Livens Shibuya with Toilet Project

Famed Japanese architect Tadao Ando shows off his circular submission to the Tokyo Toilet project.

Artist Uses Fruits & Vegetables for Carvings

Sometimes it's okay to play with your food. Especially if you're Kyoto-based artist Tomoko Sato.

Marvel at the Art of Long Exposure Photographs

Japanese artist Tokihiro Sato has been mastering the art of long exposure photography, and Spoon & Tamago has collected some of his coolest moments.

Rei Kato's Illustrations Summon the Summer Sky

Get in that summer spirit with the brilliant yet washed out white and blue illustrations of Rei Kato.

Marvel at These Unique Satsuma Kiriko Glasses

Sculptural satsuma kiriko glasses are a rare find these days. But, here's your chance to own a piece or two.

Smoking Area Artwork for Social Distancing

Officials of Tokyo’s Shinagawa Ward have come up with an artistic way to urge smokers to maintain social distancing.

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