Beautiful Photos of Sakura Blooming in Japan by Hidenobu Suzuki

Spring is the best season to visit Japan. You will be surprised to see the beauty of its nature. It is full of blooming trees and that for sure is a breathtaking view. I photographed this mesmerizing season of cherry blossoming. It truly looks like a dream. Continue reading »

Japanese Modeler Shows a Clever 100-Yen Store Trick to Turn Your Figures Into Frozen Prisoners and Warriors

Figure and acrylic modeling artist @ume_k_bou writes in his Twitter profile that his motto for his craft is “free, easy, and dirty self-satisfaction”, and a quick look at his works proves that to be true. One of his most recent works involves a little DIY creation to “freeze” your models to give them an aesthetic boost that can be done with the help of a 100 yen store and household items. Continue reading »

Japanese Photographer Captures Beautiful Dreamy Landscapes of Kamakura in Infrared

Kamakura is a popular tourist spot and a great day-trip from the Tokyo area. The seaside Japanese city is not only known for surfing (at Yuigahama Beach), it’s also home to dozens of Shinto Shrines and Buddhist temples, including Kōtoku-in Temple’s famous Great Buddha. Continue reading »

“Broken Promises”: 80s Anime Aesthetic in Artworks by Ana Aleksov

Anime emerged when Japanese filmmakers discovered and began to use American, German, French and Russian animation strategies within the first 1900s. Continue reading »

A Japanese Artist Created a Minimalist Campaign for Sony PlayStation

Japanese artist Cokohore11 transposes PlayStation’s codes into real life. It’s not an official campaign, but it’s very clean. Unfortunately, there is no information about the artist. Continue reading »

Pandemics Past, Green Futures Merge in Ceramic Gas Mask Pot from Franco-Japanese Project

TENEO, a fashion brand embodying the finest elements of French and Japanese materials and production, has teamed up with master ceramicist Shibukusa Ryūzō, 7th generation of the Shibukusa Ryūzō Ceramics Factory operating since 1841 in Takayama City, Gifu Prefecture, on a bold new project. Continue reading »

Sotoko, the Japanese Artist Who Draws Minimalistic Illustrations of Short-Haired Girls

A few months ago, I came upon a Japanese artist’s Instagram page: @e.sotoko. The minimalistic illustrations immediately captured my heart, so I decided to follow the account. Continue reading »

Photographer Ryosuke Kosuge Capures The Kengo Kuma-Designed Bookshelf Theater In The Kadokawa Culture Museum

The Kadokawa Culture Museum is a Tokyo-based cultural complex that opened its doors just last year. The complex houses many temporary and permanent exhibitions, as well as natural history and anime museums. Continue reading »

Japanese Artist Paints Hyperrealistic Paintings That Are So Precise You Might Confuse Them With Photos

This time, I want to present an incredible gallery of pictures of… paintings. Although it might be hard to believe these were actually painted by a human hand, this is a true representation of the beauty and power of talent and hard work. Continue reading »

New Naaan Bread Clocks Made from Real Bread Take Inspiration from Dali and a Japanese Pun

PAMPSHADE by Yukiko Morita (previously) is a brand of handmade goods that literally light up the life of bread lovers. The company’s name, a hybrid of “pan” (bread) and and “lampshade”, takes actual slices and loaves of bread, and after giving them an antimicrobial treatment, turns them into one-of-a-kind decorative lamps and clocks. Continue reading »

Felt Artist’s Terrifyingly Real Roomba Cat Creation Glides and Meows when Summoned

Sacocho is an artist, who actually describes himself as a person who combines wool felt artistry and technology to create a crazy cat cafe. A couple years ago, the talented artist gained a lot of attention for crafting realistic (and somewhat creepy) felt cat roombas and monorails. Continue reading »

Japanese Painter Uses Blackened Eyes and Expressions to Create Social Commentary

As I’ve covered before, there are many great artists on Instagram. Many try to be as aesthetic and chic as possible, while others occassionally take an alternative approach to catch a viewer’s eye. Artist MADSAKI is well-known for colorful portraits interrupted by black tears and bloody noses. Continue reading »

Japanese Artist Azuma Makoto Will Make You Rethink Flowers

Artist and botanical sculptor Azuma Makoto doesn’t care if flowers die—he lights them on fire, drags them underwater, drops them out of airplanes, and launches them into space. Continue reading »

Lexus Unveils the UX Art Car 2021 “Zen Garden” by Clap Studio Valencia

An interpretation of a classical Japanese meditation garden is the winner of the second UX Art Car design competition. “Zen Garden,” by Valencia’s Clap Studio, sees the entire bodywork of Lexus’ premium compact crossover covered in a pattern of thousands of paper petals. Continue reading »

Spectacular Winning Images of The Tokyo International Foto Awards 2020

Here are the winners of the 2020 Tokyo International Awards. The winners receive prizes that are up to $3,000 USD. Tokyo International Foto awards recognize, honor and connect talented photographers from around the world to new audiences and new eyes in the creative circles of Tokyo, Japan. The competition is open to everyone and invites photographers from all over the world to enter their work.

Summer Fairies (Nature, Gold) by Kazuaki Koseki

“Himehotaru” living in the summer night forest, females cannot fly, only males, fireflies, an indigenous species of Japan, fly around the summer forest while repeating a blink of a short time, reminiscent of Christmas illumination. Continue reading »

Japanese Illustrator Tacomaru Provides Stylish Take on Popular Cartoon Characters

Instagram is a perfect place to finding good art and following talented content creators. Featuring Japanese artist Tacomaru. She has released a modern-day takes on popular Disney and Studio Ghibli animated characters. Pretty cool. Btw, fans can also place orders directly with the artist, so why not spend a bit for an original piece of your own. Enjoy! Continue reading »

Flowery Tale: A Paper Flower Vase Shaped Like a Book

This product functions as a vase by installing a test tube in the book’s spine. When opened, the silhouette of the vase appears. Each book contains 3 types of silhouettes; they can also be used upside down, giving a total of 6 variations. Continue reading »

End Embarrassment: The Playful and Fun Toilet Paper Rolls from Japan

Matsumotokiyoshi Holdings Co., Ltd., has a chain of drugstores nationwide. It’s private brand, “matsukiyo”, is a unique label that aims to deliver the brand’s vision of “making life in Japan enjoyable.” Continue reading »

Food Inspired by Mario’s World

It’s in Super Nintendo World, an area dedicated to Mario’s world in Universal Park in Osaka, Japan, that the Kinopio’s Cafe is located. Continue reading »

Japanese Retailer and Fetish and Punk Accessory Designer Team up For Plague Doctor Mask Covers

Cosplay and photoshoots are some of those hobbies, and that’s why Japanese online retailer and general oddity shop have teamed up with a number of artistic creators for unique masks–the latest of which is a mask with attachable covering modeled after a plague doctor mask. Continue reading »

In Astonishingly Realistic Painting, Artist Hiroki Okuma Spent Months Just on His Model’s Hair

Japanese artist Hiroki Ōkuma has stunned his followers and other art-lovers with a viral post on his Twitter account revealing his latest oil painting. Continue reading »

Artist’s Stunning and Spooky Abandoned Movie Theater Diorama Is Too Real Not to Believe In

Japanese model artist Takatsu breathtaking diorama is one that is taking us down memory lane with a bit of nostalgia–and also one that is so breathtakingly realistic we can’t believe they’re not photographs! Continue reading »

Ukiyo-e Heroes: Illustrations by Jed Henry

Jed Henry is an artist, lifelong gamer and Japanophile who combines all his passions to create the great Ukiyo-e Heroes series. Continue reading »

The Superb Concept Art Works by the Russian Artist Nikolay Kurganov

Nikolay Kurganov is a freelance artist based in Moscow, Russia. His works are mostly inspired by Japanese culture and anime. Continue reading »

Japanese Artist Makes Bento Boxes With Popular Anime Characters

If you ever feel like your plate doesn’t spark joy, and let’s be honest, it happens more often than we’d like to admit, you may wanna get yourself inspired by this Japanese food art. Also known as kyaraben, it features fun and super kawaii food assembled in elaborate styles and compositions. Continue reading »