Photos Of Tokyo In The 1970s Seen Through The Eyes Of A Canadian Who Moved There At The Time

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After arriving in Tokyo in the 1970s for what had to be a short trip, Greg Girard instantly made up his mind to stay there. The photographer got a part-time gig working as an English teacher, giving him plenty of time to explore the city with his camera. Renting a darkroom and making black and white prints, and sending his slide film to a commercial processing lab, his pictures from this period remained largely unseen until The Magenta Foundation put them together into a book called ‘Tokyo-Yokosuka 1976-1983’. Continue reading »

Japanese Photographer Tantan Turns A Rainy Night In NYC Into A Dreamy Wonderland

Tantan, a young Japanese creator who counts photography among a list of talents which also include videography, musical creation, music festival management, marketing and modeling, happened to be visiting New York City on a rainy night when he felt compelled to take out his camera. Continue reading »

Japanese DJ Not Only Makes Music But Also Wraps Everyday Objects In Realistic-Looking Human Flesh

Japanese DJ and artist Shishido Mazafaka — aka Doooo — is sending shivers down the spine of the internet with his hyper-realistic body artwork that doubles as a coin purse. Continue reading »

This Is What Happens When You Face Swap A Cat With Spirited Away’s No-Face


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These days, the initial buzz surrounding face-swapping apps has mostly died down in favour of the gender-swapping one. But there’s still people out there finding inventive ways to utilise the function to its full comic potential. Japanese Twitter user Hakusama is one of those masters keeping the face-swapping flame burning. Continue reading »

“The Call Of The Void”: Polish Photographer Lukasz Palka Captures Streets Of Tokyo

Polish photographer Lukasz Palka explores his fascination with Tokyo in this series of captures taken from different rooftops all over the city. Continue reading »

American Artist Captured Stunning Monochromatic Photos Of Tokyo Cityscapes At Night

Austin is a designer, engineer and multimedia artist based in SF, California. He recently finished a series that he developed across a few trips to Tokyo in 2017-2018, where he spent his nights examining the city from above. Continue reading »

“Return To Magenta”: Photographer Xavier Portela Captures Asia In A Neon Pink Glow

Brussels-based photographer Xavier Portela (previously) manipulates the colors in his photographs to create fantastic images that capture the emotions and “electric feeling” he experienced while visiting some of the world’s most iconic cities. Continue reading »

Samurai Bottle Helmets Are Here To Fiercely And Elegantly Adorn Your Bottles Of Booze

Tadayasu Co., Ltd., producer of traditional Japanese armor, has released a set of intricately crafted bottle toppers in the guise of famous samurai helmets. They’re designed to fit snugly over the top of your drink of choice, whether it’s a large bottle of Japanese sake or your favorite bottle of wine. Continue reading »

“The Moon In Your Hands”: The Only One Leather Handbag That Captures The Complex Surface Of The Moon In Its Texture

Designed by the Japanese designer Takahiro Kitamura, the Planetario Clutch Bag is an exquisite leather handbag that captures the complex surface of the moon in its texture. Continue reading »

This Is How Manhole Covers Look In Japan


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There are many different ways that artists and city municipalities can work together to decorate their cities, but it seems like city administrators in Japan have come up with one solution that is as unexpected and whimsical as it is creative and beautiful – decorated manhole covers. Continue reading »

Japanese Papercraft Artist Turns Whisky Packaging Into Awesome Knight Figure

When Japanese university student and papercraft artist Haruki sees a box of sweets or snacks, he sees just the beginnings of his next artistic transformation. Continue reading »

Photographer Jun Yamamoto Captures The Magic Of Japan Streets At Night

Vibrant night urban shots by Jun Yamamoto a.k.a. jungraphy, a talented self-taught photographer, and retoucher currently based in Tokyo, Japan. Jun focuses mainly on urban and street photography. Continue reading »

Japanese Latte Artist Creates Beautiful And Colourful Depictions Of Various Bird Species

Japanese artist Ku-san is a home barista who has taken on latte art as a hobby. As the owner of a pet bird, she has combined both her passions and depicts various colourful bird species in gorgeous designs. Continue reading »

“Schoolgirl Nightmares”: Bizarre And Horror Paintings By Kazuhiro Hori

The world can be a cruel place.

But in it, Japanese artist Kazuhiro Hori sees young girls as the quintessential embodiment of innocence and purity. Channeling this outlook, his illustrations depict nightmarish worlds populated by rosy-cheeked schoolgirls in distress. Continue reading »

Japanese Sculptor Shows How He Transforms Wood Into Surreal Sculptures

These surreal wood sculptures by Japanese sculptor Yoshitoshi Kanemaki will become so much more impressive once you see how much work it took to make them! For one of his latest sculptures, an otherwise-ordinary girl with 12 faces, Kanemaki created a series of progress photos that show the sculpture’s progress from crude log to finished work of art. Continue reading »