Taro Award Winner Is Youngest Ever at 17
The incredibly bold paintings of Chifu Onishi took home the Taro Okamoto Award for Contemporary Art, making her the youngest recipient of the prestigious award.
Book Designs for Ishiguro's New Novel Released
We've got the scoop on prolific author Kazuo Ishiguro's latest book cover designs. But why are they so dramatically different?
Haruki Murakami & Uniqlo's Very Unique Collabo
One of Japan's most prolific authors has something new for fans: a collaboration with Uniqlo!
Artist Onogawa's 1-Centimeter-Wide Origami
Naoki Onogawa is sending up a tribute to the survivors of the Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami with his incredibly tiny origami prayer cranes.
Toilet Wonders of the Architectural World
Head to Shibuya in Tokyo to experience toilets like you've never experienced them before.
Naohiko Shimoda's Creative Corner Kamidana
Kamidana are miniature altars that can be found in many Japanese homes. However, architect Naohiko Shimoda came up with one that highlights the corners of rooms, blending traditional and modern aesthetics.
Do You Want to Bring a Snowman?
If your snowperson wants to see more than just the front yard, we've found the perfect carrying case you never knew you needed.
Stylish Library Nicknamed Forest of Aphorisms
Residents of Nasushiobara City as flocking to the new library built by hometown designer Mari Ito.
Tokyo Building Shaded by Hinoki Wood Curtain
Witness the cool and cooling wood-curtain collaboration made by the team of Tsukagoshi Miyashita Architects and structural engineer Yasuhiro Kaneda.
Photographer's Creative Urban Building Cutouts
Photographer Ken Ohyama is highlighting his passion for urban environments with these cool cutouts of buildings across the country.
Art Student Turns Polished Stones into Sushi
Mistake these rocks for raw fish and you'll likely lose more than your appetite!
Salt Used to Create Stunning Sakura Artwork
Artist Motoi Yamamoto's latest work is a moving tribute to his family, the fallen petals in his life.
Floating Concrete Block Hides Stylish Restroom
This new public restroom in Sendagaya, just steps away from the new Tokyo National Stadium, may look like a floating slab of cold concrete, but the inside is warm and welcoming with rich wood you have to see for yourself.
New Library Dedicated to Haruki Murakami
Everything you want to know about author Haruki Murakami's new Kengo Kuma-designed, Uniqlo-funded library
Louis Vuitton's Water Design Shimmers in Ginza
Check out the awesome new storefront awaiting you at Ginza's Louis Vuitton.
Junya Ishigami's Sloping Plaza for Students
The youngest ever recipient of the Architectural Institute of Japan Prize has returned to the Kanagawa Institute of Technology to provide a unique space for students to unlock their creative potential.
Colorful Couture Inspired by Jomon-Era Pottery
A fashion student is representing traditional Japanese pottery with his haute couture dressed that share more than a passing resemblance to ancient Jomon design.
Moody Kiri-e Work from Musashino Arts Student
Musashino Arts University student Ayaka Chigira created this masterpiece by only cutting pieces from a single piece of paper!
250+ Free Pictograms All About Life in Japan
Graphic designer Kenya Hara and Nippon Design Center have created over 250 pictograms supporting tourism visually. And you can get them for free!
Bake Up Some Yummy Bricks This Holiday
Give the architect in your family a chance to make bricks in the kitchen. Edible ones of course!