All About Japan

Add Some Bushido Flair to Your Home ‎Décor

Guard against water rings on your favorite coffee table thanks to these sword handguard coasters inspired by four famous samurai.

Puddle: A Home Designed to Let in Rainwater

One family in Japan saw rainwater not as an unwanted intruder, but simply a part of life that, when controlled, can bring you and your home in tune with nature.

4 Ingenious Office Supplies from Japan

Make quick work of your office tasks with these modern and ergonomic tools—great for scrapbooking fans!

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.

An Industrial Warehouse Converted to a Café

You don't have to be in a populated center to find a third-wave coffee shop—and this one might be worth the trip for the decor alone.

Kindergarten Made from Shipping Containers

This Saitama kindergarten upcycled stacked shipping containers into an earthquake-resistant and environmentally friendly new structure.

Dress Up Your Dreary Office

Tired of staring at dreary, drab walls and your boring, messy desk? Let these items transform your cubicle into a lawn or a library!

This Home Brings the Urban Experience Indoors

Makiko Tsukada Architects created a space that echoes the slick surfaces of the Tokyo cityscape in an interior environment. It's like taking a stroll through the city while staying indoors!

Soy Sauce Dishes Create 3-D Optical Illusions

With just a splash of soy sauce, Soy Shapes allow seemingly normal dishes to be rendered into M.C. Escher-style three-dimensional optical illusions.

10 of the Best Gift Shops in Kyoto

Kyoto is a great city to look for souvenirs, but personally, we think these 10 shops in Kyoto take the cake when it comes to bringing back a bit of Japan back home with you.

Japan's Miniature Architecture Model Museum

Miniature models are only occasionally made available to the public, and usually pulled out of storage when an architect is featured in an exhibition. But finally, Japan's getting its first museum dedicated to miniature architecture models.

5 Unique Boutique Hotels In Tokyo

Find the best boutique hotels in Tokyo for the ultimate travel experience!

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!

6 Fantastic Fuji-Inspired Papers & Textiles

Mount Fuji is the ultimate symbol of Japan—so who wouldn't want to own a few bits of awesome and useful Fuji stationery? Worry not, we've got the goods!

Ever Seen a Paper Book Sculpture?

Discover how these books map out existing landscapes in order to give life to an inventive art form!

Top 10 Japanese Companies Over 800 Years Old

Just how old is the oldest Japanese company? You might be surprised to learn that most of the companies on our list date back centuries before the Black Plague!

Transform Tableware into a 5-Story Pagoda

What better way to dish out your homemade Japanese food than to serve it on dishes designed to look like Japanese-style architecture?

Outsu House: An Ode to Comfiness

A familyin Japan makes “comfy house” the keyword for the design of their new home.

Hang This Doll to Pray for Clear Skies

While many believe the tradition of making 'teru teru bozu' dolls can be traced back to a bald-headed monk, history suggests it may have begun with a small girl.

No Need for Electricity with These Speakers

After playing songs with bamboo instruments, one band moves on to bamboo audio delivery that works with your smartphone.

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