New Homes for Hermit Crabs
It seems hermit crabs are always short of shells. A Japanese real estate listing company decided to step in and find a model solution.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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?
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!
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.
Kindergarten Made from Shipping Containers
This Saitama kindergarten upcycled stacked shipping containers into an earthquake-resistant and environmentally friendly new structure.
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.
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!
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.
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.
Outsu House: An Ode to Comfiness
A familyin Japan makes “comfy house” the keyword for the design of their new home.
5 Unique Boutique Hotels In Tokyo
Find the best boutique hotels in Tokyo for the ultimate travel experience!
Ever Seen a Paper Book Sculpture?
Discover how these books map out existing landscapes in order to give life to an inventive art form!
4 Ingenious Office Supplies from Japan
Make quick work of your office tasks with these modern and ergonomic tools—great for scrapbooking fans!
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!
Wear Pandas & Space Cats on Your Back
From designs inspired by traditional 'ukiyo-e' woodblock prints to pandas and space cats, these kimono jackets are sure to turn heads when you step out the door.