All About Japan

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.

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.

Grandma Proves Art is Timeless

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

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.'

Bonsai Artist Explores the Depths of Tradition

The Japanese botanical artist Makoto Azuma finds inspiration in presenting the natural world in an unnatural way.

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.

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!

Otherworldly Art Explores the Duality of Life

Japanese artist Yoshitoshi Kanemaki creates mesmerizing, contemplative wooden sculptures that ask big questions about our complicated world.

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!

These Stray Cats Have Serious Ninja Skills!

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

Luffy Depicted as a Stone Cold Fighter

See Luffy about to sock the demon Nue right in the face in this 30-ton stone masterpiece at Daikaku-ji Temple in Kyoto.

Technology & Nature Grow Together in Tokyo

Tokyo is an incredible mecca of technology and culture, but a design studio is trying to help the city's residents get in touch with their agricultural roots.

The Neo-Pop Kimono Art of Akira Times

One artist is pushing the envelope with his unique artist vision of Japanese kimono.

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.

Endlessly Changing Paintings Bring Art to Life

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

Make Your Own Manga With Cool New Tape

Give your packages (or any surface really) some stylish Japanese flair with this award-winning tape!

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!

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.

Getting Crafty in Fukushima Prefecture

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

Astonishingly Beautiful Hand-Cut Paper Art

One Japanese artist is showing off her mad cutting skills with these intricate works of art.

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