All About Japan

Stunning Recreations of Ghibli Classics

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

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.

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.

Ramen: An Edible & Knittable Material

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

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!

2 Sparkly Exhibitions Are Shining in Tokyo

If you happen to admire sparkly, shiny objects, and you live in Tokyo, you’re in luck thanks to these two exquisite exhibitions!

Matto's 'Tokyo Storefront' Illustrations

Mateusz Urbanowicz is a Polish artist making his living here in Japan as an animator and artist. And when he's not working on hit films, like "Your Name," he's working on his own projects. One cool example are these fascinating Tokyo storefront drawings!

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.

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.

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."

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!

Tokyo Time Lapse

Award-winning international photographer Matthew Pillsbury takes a long look at Tokyo, offering a contemplation of the profound socio-technological complexity of this massive city.

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!

Like Father, Like Son

This anime artist turns his young sons' sketches into awesome character designs.

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.

21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art

The 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art in Kanazawa is a must-see spot when visiting the region. Here's why!

The Mesmerizing Art of Coin Stacking

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

A New Kind of Seasonal Art Medium

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

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.

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