All About Japan

Architect Aims to Reclaim Neighborhood Beauty

K8 is an amazing eight-leveled Kyoto bar that's looking to reclaim the lost beauty of its neighborhood with its stylish wooden exterior and minimalist interior.

This 3DS LL Design is a Blast From the Past

For those missing the look and feel of one of Nintendo's earliest gaming consoles, this new Super Famicom-themed 3DS is a must-have.

This Is One Cat That Won't Make a Mess

Looks like the cat's out of the bag for this adorable purse organizer.

Mile-High Tower Proposed for Tokyo Bay in 2045

Global architecture firm KPF has proposed “Next Tokyo,” a vision for Tokyo in the year 2045 when a mile-high tower and eco-city floats on Tokyo Bay.

This Company Certainly has a Green Thumb!

Temporary staffing company Pasona Group is giving a whole new meaning to the term 'green business.'

MOMA Exhibition Highlights Japanese Architect

This exhibition at New York’s Museum of Modern Art presents a survey of Toyo Ito's architectural production since 2000.

7 Toy Winners of the Good Design Award

Take a look at seven extraordinary award-winning toys that deserved design certification.

'Kanpai' with Gundam Sake Cups

Why settle for a regular ceramic sake cups when you can sip from the head of a Gundam robot?

7 Cool Sake-Inspired T-Shirts

Want to show your appreciation for sake and its history? Then tell everybody about it with these fantastic sake-inspired T-shirts!

This is One Futuristic Library!

What better way to get the creative juices flowing for a university group project than to be encased in your very own world several meters above ground in the library?

Hello Kitty Mini Cruisers

We couldn't imagine a better Hello Kitty souvenir from Japan than these tiny cars—except maybe a life-sized one.

Japanese Sake Designed for Overseas Audiences

In a quest to appeal to foreign markets, some Japanese brewers have sought out an interesting solution! Instead of changing the tastes of their sake, they're instead looking to redesign our perceptions of it!

An Inside Look into Japanese Graphic Design

Ever wonder what makes a Japanese poster so... Japanese? Here are 10 techniques observed by the graphic design world that typify Japanese style.

Kitties That Won't Make a Mess on Your Desk

Aching for feline companionship, but have little living space? You can now buy these cute, palm-sized organizers.

Take Your Shelves on the Plane

Japanese furniture designer creates 'tansu' luggage, innovating a unique and yet somehow traditional approach to travel.

Merry Melodies for Train Departures

After taking into account suggestions from the public, Tokyo Metro has finally settled on some J-Pop jingles for train departures.

Palm-Sized Japanese Buildings & Furniture

Smaller than a thumbnail, but with tons of detail, these miniature dioramas would be perfect for Ghibli's Arrietty!

Innovations in Japan Blue

'Ai' indigo dye, known as Japan Blue, has been in use since the year 1500, with new applications continuously being innovated over time.

A Goth's Dream Doll

These porcelain figures would no doubt have been the go-to dolls for Emily Strange.

Tools with a Happy Twist

Yuma Kano wants to cover the world with smiley-faced screws.

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