All About Japan

Keeping You Cool While Being Cute

This adorable seal is storing some secrets in its belly!

7 Japanese Gadgets You Can't Live Without!

During your stay you may come in contact with these seven gadgets that help make life in Japan a little bit easier. But as soon as you leave, you'll be wishing you had one at home, too!

Gorgeous Fish Tank with Living Ferns Inside

Designer Haruka Misawa places an air bubble in a fish tank to stunning effect. It even helps feed the fish!

Guardian of Travelers Now on Traffic Cones

These traffic cones are not only a sign of danger ahead, but will also protect you on your journey.

Garage Garden Designed by Landscape Artist

Home garages are often seen as an addition to a house, solely purposed to park a car. However, this unique landscape artist takes gardening one step further, by complimenting a homeowner's vehicle with his design!

Treehouse Built Around 300-Year-Old Tree

A treehouse can be a sacred fortress for a kid, or even just a really fun piece of outdoor architecture for anyone who doesn't suffer from acrophobia. But if you plan to visit this treehouse, you'll have to make a reservation!

Grab Hold of These Hanging Animal 'Furoshiki'

These fun, animal-print wrapping cloths can be used in a number of ways!

This Pencil Certainly Has a Green Thumb!

Once its life as a pencil is over, this innovative piece of stationery will color your garden by blooming into one of a variety of edible plants.

The Latest Addition to Japan’s 'Art Islands'

This new hotel development will amplify your urge to visit the Setouchi Art Islands!

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.

Natural Disaster Survival Tube

This versatile emergency preparedness kit is smaller than a standard umbrella!

Bespectacled Rice Made by Farmers with Glasses

This product literally puts a face with a name!

En-Gi Green Furniture by Mono Goen

This charming furniture design isn't just a place to sit and read a story, it IS the story!

Molecular Structure of Glass, Done in Glass

A Japanese design firm has recreated the molecular structure of glass—magnified one billion times—out of 5,000 pieces of glass.

Cones of Light Create Abstract Trees

Take a look at how this Japanese architect stages an immersive installation made up primarily of light for an interactive forest experience!

Seek Shelter Under this 'Foliage Umbrella'

Rain or shine, this is the perfect umbrella for whatever the weather.

How About a Dome House?

While Japanese builders have had more than a millennium of practice in designing earthquake-resistant structures, the dome house presents a new option—using an unlikely building material.

Flower Vases Made From Repurposed Wormy Wood

Wood is a subject of taste — from the beetles who enjoy eating it, to the designers who enjoy reusing it.

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.

Hydrophobic Brollies Make Light of Heavy Rain

Don't let a soggy umbrella get you down! With these water-resistant umbrellas, both you and your brolly will be water-drop free!

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