Iro Ken's Playful Paper Mobiles
When you're the son of comedians, your art tends to come out with a sense of humor.
Ghibli in a Bottle?
These miniature models bear a striking resemblance to Ghibli's 'Laputa: Castle in the Sky' or the island of Merveille from 'One Piece.'
Netsuke: Ancient Pocket Charms from Edo Japan
Take a look inside the beautiful and historical world of Japanese 'netsuke.'
7 Toy Winners of the Good Design Award
Take a look at seven extraordinary award-winning toys that deserved design certification.
Totoro Washi Paper for All 4 Seasons
Whether you're into origami, scrapbooking or decorating, this Japanese paper will bring the magic of Studio Ghibli to all your favorite projects.
Ukiyo-e Inspired Cutely Gothic Charms
Part adorable, part gruesome, these charms embody the works of one of the most influential ukiyo-e artist of all time.
Art Student Creates a 'Plock'
Tick tock, what's a plock? Check out this hand-carved wooden clock that has over 400 moving pieces!
Explore This Tiny Ninja House
Sometimes hamster wheels aren't enough for our tiny rodent pets, so one YouTuber created a ninja house for hamsters, filled with escape panels and hidden floors.
3 Top-of-the-Line Kokeshi Dolls
Kokeshi are traditional Japanese dolls expertly carved from wood. You’ve probably seen them around Japan, and after reading this article, you may want to start your own collection!
Dyeing Technique Originated with Edo Lords
Along with Kyoto and Kanazawa, Tokyo is one of Japan’s three major traditional kimono-dyeing regions. Find out how the technique Tokyo Some Komon been passed down from the Edo Period to the present day.
Spinning Synthetic Silk
What gives silk its sheen, and just how did a Japanese company replicate it synthetically?
Dive Into Ainu Culture
Discover the culture and traditions of the Ainu as we take an in-depth look into one of Japan's largest indigenous populations.
Tools with a Happy Twist
Yuma Kano wants to cover the world with smiley-faced screws.
Beautiful Japanese Calligraphy on Jewelry
What better way to show someone you care about them than with accessories that outline Japanese words expressing gratitude or love?
Modern Designs Update Ancient Traditions
SOU SOU's patterns and styling remain sufficiently Japanese to intrigue visitors from abroad, yet they are contemporary enough to appeal to Japanese shoppers.
A Goth's Dream Doll
These porcelain figures would no doubt have been the go-to dolls for Emily Strange.
10 Stealthy Ninja Tools You Haven't Heard Of
Other than the classic ninja star, or shuriken as it's known in Japan, there were many tools ninja kept on-hand to thwart their enemies—and some of them will surprise you!
Embarrassed Engineer Invents 'Selfie Arms'
Who needs a selfie stick, when you can use 'selfie arms'!
Hammering Out the Shinkansen's Face by Hand
Just one company in Japan, with a mere 40 employees, uses hand hammering techniques to produce many of the Shinkansen's distinctive shapes.
This Lobster Gundam Rocks!
One of the coolest Gundam we've ever seen, a custom (and organic) MSN-4 Sazabi Mobile Suit! You'll be shell-shocked when you see how it was created!