All About Japan

Innovative Aichi Illumination Made by Plumber

In a small town in Aichi Prefecture, a plumber and his family have created an icy winter illumination to warm the hearts of visitors.

Japanese Artist Gives Old Stones New Life

This artist from Saitama Prefecture gives new meaning to the old phrase 'art imitates life!'

Giant Cat Sculptures Will Blow Your Mind!

One Japanese artist combines an obscure part of Japanese history with his iconic aesthetic to create incredible, large-scale cat sculptures.

Designers Ring in the Year of the Dog in Style

New Year's cards are an important Japanese tradition, and our friends at Spoon & Tamago have compiled some of the most stylish cards from Japanese artists around the country.

Artist Creates Cute 'Episode VII' Flip-Book

To mark the release of 'The Last Jedi,' Japanese comedian/illustrator Tekken has published an adorable flip-book summary of 'The Force Awakens.'

Traditions in Tokushima

Join our writer Nick down in Shikoku as he takes a deeper look at some of Tokushima Prefecture's most enduring pieces of history.

Finding Beauty in the Crowd

Tokyo is one of the world's most densely populated metropolitan cities, and one artist is finding beauty in the everyday clutter.

Untraveled Japan: Tokyo Day Trips & More

You don’t have to go far from Tokyo to experience Japan like no one has before!

The 21 Best Places to See Mount Fuji

We take a stab at answering the perennial question, 'Where can I get the best view of Mount Fuji?' Here are our 21 best answers.

These Stray Cats Have Serious Ninja Skills!

A Kyushu-based photographer is snapping shots of adorable strays while they demonstrate their purrfect form!

10 Beautiful Snow-Themed Japanese 'Ukiyo-e'

'Ukiyo-e' painters depicted all facets of life, from the mundane to the most beautiful, including Edo in white!

A One-of-a-Kind Pottery Adventure in Miyagi

When you're ready to take a break from the sparkling winter snow, why not try making Japanese pottery in Miyagi.

Grandma Proves Art is Timeless

An 89-year-old photographer teaches us all a lesson in lifelong learning, and keeping a sense of humor.

The Blooming Beauty of Everyday Objects

One Japanese artist's 'homegrown' art blends a respected tradition with modern household objects.

Samurai Snoopy & More at Pop-Up Peanuts Shop

Japanese-style Snoopy art exhibition celebrates 50 years of Peanuts in Japan.

Getting Crafty in Fukushima Prefecture

You, too, can have an amazing pottery-making experience at Suetoku-Gama.

Huge Mural & Ancient Ceramics in Hakone

Marked by swanky design in the midst of Hakone's mountains, the Okada Museum of Art features an impressive collection of East Asian ceramics and varied Japanese art.

Pixel Puppies Might Be the Perfect Pet

One Japanese artist combines cuteness and nostalgia in his latest line of colorful sculptures. Plus, they're already housebroken!

Hamill Wowed by Animated 'Star Wars' Ukiyo-e

Mark Hamill has seen a lot of unique Star Wars tributes in his day, but this animated Star Wars 'ukiyo-e' got him asking for his own copy!

Endlessly Changing Paintings Bring Art to Life

One artist's innovative techniques bring her paintings to life on the canvas.

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