Must-See Art Festivals After Summer
Summer festival season is winding down, but there are still fantastic ways to appreciate art around the country through to New Year's!
Make Your Own Manga With Cool New Tape
Give your packages (or any surface really) some stylish Japanese flair with this award-winning tape!
The Hill of Buddha — An Architectural Marvel
Outside the city of Sapporo, hidden by the beautiful, natural landscape of Hokkaido, rests an awe-inspiring statue.
Fireflies Light up the Night in Amazing Photos
One Japanese photographer perfectly captures the natural beauty of Japanese summer nights by focusing on fireflies.
Famous Artists Become Anime Boys in Video Game
Da Vinci, van Gogh, Courbet and Renoir need your help in turning around their underperforming institution in this video game!
Stylish Flower Vases Showcase Metallic Beauty
Yokohama Makers Village teamed up with Japanese product designers to create a line of metallic flower vases.
Otherworldly Art Explores the Duality of Life
Japanese artist Yoshitoshi Kanemaki creates mesmerizing, contemplative wooden sculptures that ask big questions about our complicated world.
Japanese Paper Puppets Transform with a Tap
Check out these 'karakuri' puppets that are hiding something... until you tap or squeeze them.
FEMM: My Revolution/Konyaha Boogie Back
Mannequin rap duo FEMM have launched an '80s/'90s Japanese culture revival project, kicking it off with two '80s/'90s cover tracks and one new song, set off with some funky 'Akira'-style illustrations!
Beautiful Bread Lamps Straight From the Bakery
Japanese artist Yukiko Morita combines lighting design and baked goods to create a new home décor trend that's 'on the rise.'
The Neo-Pop Kimono Art of Akira Times
One artist is pushing the envelope with his unique artist vision of Japanese kimono.
Anime Artist Creates Stunning Movie Trailer
Jaw-dropping graduation project has audiences salivating for more from this one-person powerhouse.
Historic Photos of Japan Brought to Life by AI
A new technique developed by researchers at Waseda University is giving old photographs a vibrant and colorful new life.
Bonsai Artist Explores the Depths of Tradition
The Japanese botanical artist Makoto Azuma finds inspiration in presenting the natural world in an unnatural way.
Spruce up the Home With 'Floating' Flower Art
Create the illusion of floating flowers with the Kaki Flower Vase.
10 Free Spots in Hokuriku
Japan's Hokuriku region offers plenty of appealing tourist attractions—and not all of them will cost you anything! We're here to show you 10 free spots in the region that are too good to miss!
Astonishingly Beautiful Hand-Cut Paper Art
One Japanese artist is showing off her mad cutting skills with these intricate works of art.
Vending Machines: Beacons in the Snow
Vending machines are ubiquitous in Japan and can be found even in the most remote of areas. One artist was transfixed by the juxtaposition of these machines against the snow-covered landscapes of Hokkaido's winter.
Exposing Playgrounds to Darkness
In just the right light, or lack there of, even the most innocent places can become terrifying at night with a single photograph.
Enjoy Culture Along the Shoryudo Ukiyo-e Route
Get out of Tokyo and Osaka and make your way to central Japan, where art and cultural history are often a part of daily life.