Dream World: Revisiting the Surreal Urban Landscapes of Japan by Anthony Presley

Anthony Presley lives and works in Memphis Tennessee. In 2019, he received his Bachelors in Fine Arts in Studios at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Presley’s film work has been included in over 30 film festivals including the Chicago International Genre Film Festival. Continue reading »

Japanese Artist Depicts Cats, Dogs, And Other Animals Using Watercolor Flower Arrangements

Every artist has their own style of creating their art and that’s what makes them unique. For painters or drawers, it is also important what materials and colors they will use to correspond with their style. Continue reading »

The Impressive Surreal Body-Painted Illusions of Hikaru Cho

Hikaru Cho is a Tokyo-based body painter who specializes in surreal body art created using a combination of body paint and makeup. Continue reading »

Photographer Captures Japanese City in Gloomy Lights of Dark Neon

Photographer and illustrator Rolling Mackey travels around the city of Kanazawa at night and takes pictures of the streets illuminated by neon lights. Continue reading »

These Designers Show How Studio Ghibli Interiors Would Look Like In Real Life

If you have ever watched a Studio Ghibli movie, you know that the environment these movies create is absolutely magical, unique, and amazing. Even the creepiest places in the movies feel warm and cozy, familiar, even. Many people have probably wished that their own spaces would look similar to that.

Well, these designers took it upon themselves to recreate some of the more famous interiors in these movies. They took 5 rooms and made them realistic, showing us how they might look if they were actually real. Perhaps these edits will inspire you to do some of your own remodeling and making your home as cozy as these places!

Arrietty’s Bedroom (The Secret World of Arrietty, 2010)

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“It doesn’t come cuter than tiny characters using human-sized things. The Secret World of Arrietty is based on the ‘tiny people’ classic, Mary Norton’s Borrowers, and Ghibli’s animation captures the magic of the book in a way no live-action adaptation could manage. Continue reading »

This Japanese Artist Imagined What Cats Would Look Like As Anime Girls

Japanese artist known as DHK recreated funny cat pictures in an anime style, turning the kittens into girls. The recreations are cute and professional. The artist manages to keep the resemblance to the original picture while creating stylish and beautiful characters that will probably make you wonder how your pets would look as humans. Continue reading »

Phosphorescent Glass Sculptures Illuminate in Presence of People

In an ongoing series of conceptual artworks, Japanese artist Rui Sasaki creates stunning phosphorescent glass sculptures to ‘record and contain sunshine’. Continue reading »

Japanese Artist Creates the Most Amazing Wood Sculptures You’ll Ever See

A Japanese woodworker has developed a “three-dimensional wood inlay” technique that allows him to create exceptional artworks that require no coloring whatsoever. Continue reading »

It’s Mysterious Circles in Japan: Drone Captures Circles of Trees


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Thanks to drones, the Miyazaki prefectural government captures a pair of mysterious circles made of cedar trees at its forest management site. Continue reading »

Japanese Photographer Captures Breathtaking Shots of Shrine in A Swirling Sea of Fireflies

Early summer is the season for fireflies in Japan. The sight of fireflies floating in the air with their soft lights in the dark is just so magical. Continue reading »

The Eyeball-Licking Horror Manga of Suehiro Maruo and Strange Other Obsessions

Suehiro Maruo (born January 28, 1956 in Nagasaki, Japan) is a Japanese manga artist, illustrator, and painter.

Maruo graduated from junior high school in March 1972 but dropped out of senior high school. At the age of 15 he moved to Tokyo and began working for a bookbinder. At 17, he made his first manga submission to Weekly Shōnen Jump, but it was considered by the editors to be too graphic for the magazine’s format and was subsequently rejected. Continue reading »

Artist Turns Generic Figurines into Ultra-Realistic Sculptures of Anime Characters

A talented Japanese artist uses airbrushes and classic brushes to transform generic plastic figurines of popular anime characters into custom works of art. Continue reading »

“Excommunicated” Cat Waits to Be Absolved of Feline Sins Outside Temple Gate


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Japanese Twitter user Nori posts photos of cats he meets on the streets on his Twitter account. There’s a cat sitting in front of the gate of a temple in Japan. It looks as if a student came back to ask his master for forgiveness! Continue reading »

Japanese Town Looks to Giant Squid Sculpture for Its Post-Pandemic Fortunes

When the Japanese government handed out millions of yen to local authorities to help revitalise the country’s post-pandemic economy it gave no stipulation as to how the money should be spent. A monumental sculpture of a goggle-eyed pink squid might not have been what was envisaged however. Continue reading »

Want to Take Your Pet Fish for a Walk? There’s a Bag for That!

A Japanese company is working on a quirky container-like bag for live fish, suitable both for pet owners wanting to take their favorite fish on walks, and fans of super-fresh sashimi… Continue reading »

Cat Backpack That Looks Like a Real Live Cat

If you’ve been here long enough, you know just how much we love cat related content on this site. This time around it’s this incredible cat shaped backpack, and it’s made to look just like a real live cat! If you don’t feel like strapping your own cat to your back and have him hold your belongings in his paws, this cat backpack may be a great alternative! Continue reading »

The Dark, Droll and Devilish World of Illustrator Sakiyama

Sakiyama is a 28-year old illustrator and manga artist based in Tokyo. On her Pixiv page, she explains that she produces art to release stress. Continue reading »

“The Final Fantasy”: The Superb Heroic Artworks of Christian Angel

Christian Angel‘s work is the ability to reproduce the style of classic JRPGs such as Final Fantasy or Fire Emblem. He will take this graphic and make it his own to pay tribute to different characters from Japanese productions. The result is crazy and Christian’s reinterpretation is clearly worth a look! Continue reading »

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 »