All About Japan

5 Tools for Getting Started with 'Sumi-e'

Japanese 'sumi-e' ink wash painting is a great hobby to pick up—it's cheap and easy to get started!

A Darker Version of 'The Little Mermaid'

Brought to life by legendary artist Yayoi Kusama, this collaboration brilliantly illustrates the original Hans Christian Andersen classic.

Design on a Dime: ¥100 Art Supplies

Being creative doesn't have to be costly thanks to the numerous ¥100 shops around Japan.

A Ghibli Land We'd Love to See in Real Life

While the Ghibli Museum is wonderful, if only it could be built, who wouldn't pay through the nose to visit this incredible, full-blown Ghibli theme park?

Ukiyo-e Isn't Just Skin Deep

This collection of ukiyo-e prints illustrates what's going on deep inside the body.

Top Photogenic Spots in Shikoku, Japan

One of Japan's four main islands, Shikoku is full of charm. Being a remote island, it has a lot of unique attractions that you simply cannot see anywhere else. Get ready with your camera and take shots of these picturesque spots!

Surreal Acrylic Paintings of Animals as Bonsai

Check out these mosaic acrylic paintings by Japanese artist Takumi Kama.

Butoh 101

Join us for an introduction to one of Japan's most provocative performance arts!

What Would Cities Look Like “Tokyo-ized”!

What would your city look like if it became a sister city of Tokyo?!

Japanese Baker Reveals Beautiful Bread Art

Using a combination of all-natural ingredients, this talented creator colors beautiful and intricate illustrations for loaves that are as cute as they are delicious!

Learn About Anatomy Through Pokémon

Underneath a Pokémon's cute furry exterior lies a nervous system, veins, a gastrointestinal tract and much more—all beautifully depicted by one artist.

The 5 Top-Searched Hotels in Tokyo

From movie and Japanese pop-culture fans to those who just want a simple room, these 5 top-searched Tokyo hotels will provide you with excitement, comfort, and definitely a good night’s rest.

Light Up Paper Cities with the Stroke of a Pen

The special ink found in this pen conducts electricity, allowing you to draw circuits and create your own illuminated pop-up cities, houses or whatever else your creative mind can dream up!

The Devil Is in the Details

You'll simply be amazed by this dedicated 'Dragon Ball' fan's detailed drawing!

Autumn is for the Arts in Japan

As the heat and humidity drop and the leaves start to change color in Japan, there’s almost poetry in the air. Autumn is the season of the arts!

A Relaxing Weekend Retreat in Yugawara

Put your wallet away and pay using only your finger in Yugawara!

3 Historic Fan Shops in Kyoto

Japanese fans are as much about fashion and art as they are about keeping cool, and these traditional shops have really mastered the craft!

An Old Spin on Some Modern Characters

From Disney's Frozen to One Piece, these animated classics are getting an 'ukiyo-e'-style makeover!

Visit an Eerie Grove of Buddhist Statues

This village of Buddhist statues is either the beginning to a really good Miyazaki film—or a really terrifying Japanese horror film.

Painted Imaginary Camouflaged Leaf Insects

To avoid becoming prey, leaf insects use mimicry to blend into their surroundings. But what happens when the insect's natural environment has been completely destroyed?

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