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Get Artsy at This Gorgeous Art Retreat Garden

Found at the foot of the Nasu Mountains just north of Tokyo is Art Biotop, an art retreat offering classes in pottery and glass-blowing along with spa treatments. But a major highlight is the water garden created by master architect Junya Ishigami.

Usual Landscapes Painted on Unusual Canvases

Working with acrylics, painter Daisuke Samejima uses irregular canvases to paint realistic yet regular scenes of the Japanese suburban life.

Whimsical Japanese Wood Carvings

These incredible sculptures by Tokyo-based artist Moe Nakamura are all carved from a single block of wood!

Eerily Awesome Post-Apocalyptic Art of Tokyo

Japanese illustrator Tokyo Genso has created CG illustrations that show an otherworldly, eerily beautiful Tokyo reclaimed by nature in a post-apocalyptic setting.

Food or Art? Flower Desserts Too Pretty to Eat

Hana no Babaroa makes beautiful Bavarian cream desserts that are works of art. These gelatin cakes are made with edible flowers and gold leaf, making them almost too pretty to eat.

TeamLab Transforms an Abandoned Bath House

The latest installation from Japan's digital art collective TeamLab sees incredible megaliths rising around a once-abandoned bathhouse.

Keep Your Eyes Peeled for These New Poké Lids

Pokémon have been popping up all over Japan in the craziest of places—below us!

Miniature Storefronts Preserving Tokyo's Past

There’s a certain allure to Tokyo’s storefronts–the colors, the textures, the urban decay–that have inspired many artists and designers. That includes Stockholm-based designer Christopher Robin, who created these marvelous scaled-down Tokyo storefronts.

Autumnal Illustrations of Greater Tokyo

Japanese artist Ryo Takemasa has created a series of heartwarming illustrations capturing the beauty of fall in western Tokyo.

Paper Relief Images Capture the Glory of Tokyo

"Farewell My Tokyo," by designer Megumi Takami, sets out to preserve the essence of Tokyo's architecture and landmarks, cut from paper in captivating detail.

Exploring Art in the Ultimate Tokyo Staycation

If you're looking to dive deep into the art and culture of three of Tokyo's coolest neighborhoods without running yourself into the ground, this staycation itinerary is for you!

Create Ukiyo-e Art at a Woodblock Party

If you're a fan of traditional Japanese art, you can create your own version of famous ukiyo-e paintings at Mokuhankan's woodblock print party experiences.

3-D Model of Famous Ukiyo-e Print Making Waves

"The Great Wave off Kanagawa" has been admired by people all over the world for centuries, now it’s being viewed in an entirely new light, thanks to a Japanese artist who recently recreated the image in 3-D form.

Watch as Sea Life Pulsates in New Short Video

This new work from Japanese animator Eugene is a beautiful short video of the undulating world of underwater sea life.

Eerie, Abstract Japanese Portraits

Japanese artist Teppei Takeda creates otherworldly portraits that are composed of intense, gestural brushstrokes.

Japanese Illustrator Brings Streets to Life

Masashi Shimakawa is a Japanese illustrator who uses his unique style to capture the everyday beauty of Japanese streets.

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.

Incredible Laser-Cut Ukiyo-e

One Japanese artist is creating incredible looking traditional ukiyo-e prints using modern technology.

The Prettiest Beach You've Never Heard Of

Hidden away in Kochi Prefecture is a truly unusual museum. The Sunabi Museum is a stretch of beach so beautiful that it is considered a natural art gallery by the locals!

Incredible Ballpoint Pen illustrations

Japanese illustrator Manabu Endo has created meticulously detailed ballpoint pen pieces that evoke the traditional aesthetics of Japanese hanging scrolls.

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