All About Japan

Photos from Japan to You

Ranging from skin care and shoes to kimono and charms from shrines, blogger and model Matsu-you* introduces her favorite aspects of Japan for the G7 Japan 2016 Ise-Shima Photography Contest.

'Kanpai' with Gundam Sake Cups

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

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.

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!

This Company Certainly has a Green Thumb!

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

Masashi Wakui's Vibrant Photographs of Tokyo

Highlighting Tokyo's vivid use of neon lighting, Masashi Wakui's photographs provide a breathtaking anime-style view of Tokyo life!

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.

8 Beautiful Bags from Around Japan

Here you'll find an environmental friendly corrugated cardboard bag, as well as the so-called "Bank Robber" bag, which would definitely work well in a big-budget Hollywood heist movie!

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.

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.

Personalize Your Stamp with Cats!

Whether you're signing for a package or opening a new bank account, you'll need a "hanko" in Japan. But why settle for drab when you can have kitty-fab!

The Top 8 Stationery from The Wonder 500™

These designs can make working at the office—or on your own pursuits at home—that much more enjoyable!

Palm-Sized Japanese Buildings & Furniture

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

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!

5 Cool Products Merging Tech & Tradition

Possibly the best image of Japan is as a place where ultra-modern, high technology meets traditional principles and design.

Beautifully Crafted 'Sakura' Glasses

With a bit of condensation, these gorgeous glasses will leave a 'sakura' outline wherever you choose to set your glass.

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.

The Wonder 500™ Takes New York City

A truly 'wondrous' exhibition in the Big Apple!

2016 Designer New Year’s Cards

Each year Spoon & Tamago selects a handful of its favourite "nengajo," or New Year’s cards, created by Japanese designers, illustrators and other creatives.

Tokyo Temple Renovated in Minimalist Concrete

An old, dilapidated temple in Tokyo looks to architect Satoru Harota for a modern makeover.

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