All About Japan

Wakuneco Makes Heart-'felt' Portraits of Cats

A Japanese artist who goes by the name of Wakuneco is helping pet owners memorialize their furry friends with lifelike felt portraits.

Permanent Digital Art Museum to Open in Tokyo

As of June, 2018, digital art collective teamLab will have its own permanent museum in Odaiba, Tokyo!

A Guide to TeamLab's Interactive Light Museum

Before you head to Mori Building Digital Art Museum: EPSON teamLab Borderless, there are a few things you’ll need to know.

Japanese Manholes: Art Under Your Feet

There is so much to see in Japan. You can look up at the skyscrapers of Tokyo, look in the distance to see the peak of Mount Fuji, look along every one of Kyoto's ancient cobbled streets. But did you know that there is a lot to see right under your feet?

The Weird Art of Everyday Life

This Japanese artist uses their keen photographic eye to capture strange, intimate moments of everyday life found on city streets.

Japanese Painter Creates Photo-real Portraits

Yasutomo Oka’s oil portraits are so lifelike you'll swear they were captured with a camera.

A New Year, A New Character Harvest

Audrey Hepburn and Osamu Tezuka's characters get the rice paddy treatment in Aomori Prefecture as rice fields spring up in their likeness.

10 Unique #BucketList Goals in Kyoto

If you're planning a visit to Japan's ancient capital, check out this list of unique, Kyoto-only experiences!

A Home Embracing the Art of Clutter

An Osaka-based designer created a house to showcase the beauty of having a personal hoard.

Rice Paddy Art Celebrates Manga Legend

To celebrate the 90th anniversary of Osamu Tezuka, the 'Godfather of Manga,' the small village of Inakadate in Aomori has created stunning natural art depicting some of his most-beloved characters.

Shaping Things That Endure

Australian potter Euan Craig has shaped his craft in Japan for decades, following a folk craft tradition that blends creativity and beauty with utility.

Stamps Capture Japanese Bathhouse Charm

One Japanese artist is putting his stamp on the traditional Japanese bathhouse, or 'sento.'

An Innovative 'Nueu' Braille Typeface

A Japanese designer has created a new braille typeface that communicates in unexpected and innovative ways.

Rock Icon David Bowie Immortalized in Ukiyo-e

A Japanese woodblock artist is combining elements of traditional Japanese culture with the beloved musician who was so inspired by them, David Bowie.

Architect Designs 'Tree House' in Tokyo

Seeking respite from boring office spaces and stark building, a Japanese architect designed a building in harmony with nature.

A Whirlwind Weekend in Miyagi

Head out to northeastern Japan with Selena for a magical weekend away from the hustle and bustle of Tokyo.

Empty Vessels Full of Meaning

Japanese artist Norihiko Terayama's work explores what happens when decoration overtakes form and function.

Pixel-Perfect Real-Life Food Art

Japanese artist Yuni Yoshida creates artwork that looks like it sprang from the screen of retro video games using analog techniques and real food.

5 Great Things to See in Akita City

Akita City is not often at the top of anyone's list of places to visit, but that's unfortunate because it has a rich history and culture that includes a lively festival and a famous artist.

Journey to Another Planet with TeamLab

Visionary digital art collective teamLab is back at it again! Their latest installation in Toyosu features huge, color-changing balloons and digital koi fish, and will be open until autumn 2020!

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