Japanese Illustrator’s Charming Key Chain Design Gives You a Travel Companion to Paint with Nature

Japanese Illustrator’s Charming Key Chain Design Gives You a Travel Companion to Paint with Nature

Gifted Japanese illustrator Kamome Fuyuno from Kanagawa writes in her profile that she loves colored pencils and nature. The second part of that definitely shows in one of her most popular works–a clever and charming acrylic key chain that lets itself be colored in by your surrounding natural scenery. Continue reading »

Japanese Illustrator Combines Animals and Vegetables to Make Charming Fairy Tale Creatures

Japanese Illustrator Combines Animals and Vegetables to Make Charming Fairy Tale Creatures

Japanese illustrator, manga artist, and all-around animal lover Ponkichi is continuing his artistic experiences with a new series the illustrator says is an effort to get young children to like vegetables. Each day, Ponkichi posts a new illustration that charmingly meshes adorable animals and vegetables into “fairies”. Continue reading »

Japanese Photographer Captures Stunningly Gorgeous Photoshoot of Tokyo Station During a Typhoon

Japanese Photographer Captures Stunningly Gorgeous Photoshoot of Tokyo Station During a Typhoon

Japanese photographer ‘7’ tends to focus their lens on some of the beautiful night photography locations available in the Kanagawa and Tokyo area. While the talented photographer’s work features shots that are usually breathtaking enough on their own, this time they were given a surprising natural enhancement by this past weekend’s Typhoon Chan-hom. Continue reading »

Miniature Life Exhibition Shows Whimsical Uses of Everyday Items by A Japanese Artist

Miniature Life Exhibition Shows Whimsical Uses of Everyday Items by A Japanese Artist

Tatsuya Tanaka is a Japanese artist that’s an expert at looking at small things and creating a whole world out of them. Continue reading »

Unfinished Wool Felt Cat Doll Haunts Japanese Twitter User

Unfinished Wool Felt Cat Doll Haunts Japanese Twitter User

Twitter user @ponkotuonnna shows, the hobby can also yield some terrifying works, particularly if they’re left unfinished!

@ponkotuonnna recently shared proof of that on Twitter. While cleaning up their house, @ponkotuonnna stumbled upon a wool felt cat they had once worked on, but given up halfway through the process. They were obviously frightened, particularly as the earless creature seems to be saying “you thought you could get rid of me?” Continue reading »

Japanese Artist’s Puzzling “Spot the Killer” Murder Mystery Has Net Baffled

Japanese Artist’s Puzzling “Spot the Killer” Murder Mystery Has Net Baffled

Japanese illustrator Shida has a talent for dark and thought-provoking artwork that has just enough detail combined with an air of mystery that invites you to fill in the blanks by imagining a story to go along with it. That’s probably a big reason why Shida has been able to befuddle so many with a simple question accompanying a murder-mystery themed illustration: “Who killed that girl with the red hair?” Continue reading »

Japanese Artist Offers Funerals for Love Dolls and Lets Customers Live out Fantasies as A Murder Victim, Blow-Up Doll or Dead Girl

Japanese Artist Offers Funerals for Love Dolls and Lets Customers Live out Fantasies as A Murder Victim, Blow-Up Doll or Dead Girl

A Japanese artist is allowing her customers to live out their darkest fantasies in her unusual photography studio.

Leiya Arata, who is in her thirties, holds funerals for sex dolls, encourages people to dress up as murder victims for photo shoots and turns people into love dolls. The photographer, who set up the fantasy studio at the start of the year in Osaka in western Japan, charges up to $800 for the funerals. Continue reading »

The Japanese Cat with Over 100 Cosplay Costumes

The Japanese Cat with Over 100 Cosplay Costumes

Nausicaä, The Catbus and Super Mario are just some of the characters in this feline’s impressive collection.

Cosplay culture is so big in Japan it isn’t just reserved for humans anymore — these days, animals like cats, dogs, and even squirrels have been known to dress up in costume and pose for the cameras like a teenager on the streets of Harajuku. Continue reading »

Japanese Hobbyist’s Mind-Blowing Models Look Exactly Like Anime Stills

Japanese Hobbyist’s Mind-Blowing Models Look Exactly Like Anime Stills

Japanese Twitter user and modeling enthusiast Annkoromoti crafts and paints many plastic models, particularly those from Mobile Suit Gundam and Macross. However, where the annokoromoti’s models stand out is that they don’t simply put them together out of a box, but actually turn them into artistic dioramas that look as if they could double as an anime still. Continue reading »

Japanese Artist Creates Epic Anime Costumes For His Cats

Japanese Artist Creates Epic Anime Costumes For His Cats

If you’re a fan of cats, anime, and adorable cats dressed in tiny anime costumes, this one is going to be a treat. Apparently, there’s a talented Japanese man likes to create handmade anime costumes for his two cute cats and you can find his beautiful creations on his Twitter account. Continue reading »

Japanese Artist’s Dazzlingly Realistic Eevee Illustrations Jump Off the Page

Japanese Artist’s Dazzlingly Realistic Eevee Illustrations Jump Off the Page

In a series of illustrations, talented Japanese artist ARIA_art, who is known for stunningly realistic colored pencil artwork, draws the popular Pokémon with expert detail and a fascinating “jumping off the page” aesthetic. Continue reading »

Japanese Photographer Atsushi Morioka Releases the World’s First Photo Book Focusing on Fish Faces

Japanese Photographer Atsushi Morioka Releases the World's First Photo Book Focusing on Fish Faces

The brainchild of photographer Atsushi Morioka, “Uozura” (‘fish face’) is apparently the world’s first photo book focusing on fish faces. According to the press release, Morioka came up with the idea when he noticed “surprisingly angry faces when he photographed some fish up close. Continue reading »

Artist Created These 10 Beautiful Paintings Of Studio Ghibli Characters In Nature

Artist Created These 10 Beautiful Paintings Of Studio Ghibli Characters In Nature

According to Déborah Maradan: “Studio Ghibli movies have touched a wide range of people of all ages over the years. The combination of beautiful visuals, compelling stories, spectacular animation, and breathtaking music make these my favorite animated movies to watch. Continue reading »

Child Breaks Model Father Was Working On, Mother Turns It Into Gorgeous Car Ruins

Child Breaks Model Father Was Working On, Mother Turns It Into Gorgeous Car Ruins

Plastic modeling can be a rewarding, but frustrating hobby. Japanese Twitter user Buffy’s husband found that out when their young child accidentally broke a model car he was in the middle of crafting. Continue reading »

‘Error Trump’: A Playing Card Set Displaying Windows Errors Exists

'Error Trump': A Playing Card Set Displaying Windows Errors Exists

Japanese artist Monya has created and launched a set of ‘Error Trump’ playing cards. The cards are designed with errors that are all too familiar for people who have used Windows XP. Continue reading »

The Incredible Psychedelic Paintings Of Yoko d’Holbachie From The Other Side Of The Rainbow

The Incredible Psychedelic Paintings Of Yoko d’Holbachie From The Other Side Of The Rainbow

Yoko d’Holbachie was born in 1971 in Yokohama, Japan. She studied Art and design at Tama Art University in Tokyo. She has worked as a freelance designer for advertisements, books, magazines, and video games. Continue reading »

Bare Gruesome Fangs And More With Japanese Designer’s Awesome Creature Masks

Bare Gruesome Fangs And More With Japanese Designer’s Awesome Creature Masks

Talented special effects artist turned fashion designer MALICIOUS.X crafts incredibly stylish and sometimes horrifying accessories, but her awesome masks might be appreciated at no better time than now. Her series of pleat face masks includes a “creature face mask” that lets you bare your fangs and unleash your inner beast. By opening your “mouth” your can reveal a gaping maw of scary razor sharp teeth! Continue reading »

Otagi Nenbutsu-ji Temple: A Secret Garden In Kyoto Features 1200 Stone Sculptures

Otagi Nenbutsu-ji Temple: A Secret Garden In Kyoto Features 1200 Stone Sculptures
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Otagi Nenbutsu-ji is a Buddhist temple in the Arashiyama neighborhood of Kyoto, Japan.

Otagi Nenbutsu-ji was founded by Empress Shōtoku in the middle of the eighth century. Though was destroyed by the flooding of the Kamo River, it was rebuilt as an offshoot of Enryaku-ji, a nearby temple. In the 13th century, it was again destroyed during a civil war. The temple was moved to its current location in 1922, later suffering typhoon damage in 1950. Continue reading »

Stunning Black & White Photos Of Tokyo In The State Of Emergency During The Rising Of Coronavirus Cases

Stunning Black & White Photos Of Tokyo In The State Of Emergency During The Rising Of Coronavirus Cases
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As Japan considers lifting state-of-emergency conditions in many regions this week and the country inches towards a gradual return of economic activity, photographer Dai Kurokawa looks at life in the capital. Continue reading »

80-Year-Old Man Masters Excel To Create Amazing Paintings

80-Year-Old Man Masters Excel To Create Amazing Paintings

80-year-old Tatsuo Horiuchi from Japan is known all around the world for his incredible drawing skills. However, he doesn’t use pencils, pens, or paint for his art. Instead, he creates masterpieces in Microsoft Excel! Continue reading »

Zombies In Tokyo Amid Coronavirus Fears

Zombies In Tokyo Amid Coronavirus Fears
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An actor dressed as a zombie is seen before their performance at a drive-in haunted house show by Kowagarasetai, for people inside a car in order to maintain social distancing amid the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), at a garage in Tokyo, Japan. Continue reading »

Felt Artist Packs Adorably Realistic Cat Heads Into Furry “Cat Frame” Portraits

Felt Artist Packs Adorably Realistic Cat Heads Into Furry "Cat Frame" Portraits

Wool-felt art is done by knitting wool fibers into shapes with special needles. In the past, we’ve seen talented artists in Japan use it to create incredibly lifelike shiba inu dolls and even gigantic wearable cat heads. Continue reading »

“Everyday Train Life:” Daily Life Of Japan In Black And White Photographs By Pak Han

"Everyday Train Life:" Daily Life Of Japan In Black And White Photographs By Pak Han

Pak Han is an award-winning photographer, capturing the sublime and intrigue in the ordinary everyday life. He is most interested in photographing people, going about their daily rituals in urban surroundings. It is Han’s desire to tell stories through his photos and share his eye with the audience. Han had collaborated with numerous theatremakers and choreographers for over a decade, but he is now focusing most of his creative energy on street & documentary photography. Continue reading »

Japanese Art Student Creates Terrifyingly Beautiful Forest Of Despair

When you take a walk in the woods, you usually ready yourself for stumbling upon mud, bugs, rash-causing leaves and at worst snakes. Imagine shining your flashlight in the middle of the night of a camping excursion and finding this:

Japanese Art Student Creates Terrifyingly Beautiful Forest Of Despair

Scary, right? Don’t worry, the terrifying Silent Hill-esque faces you see spawning out of bamboo trees are simply the amazing but unnerving work of Japanese university Keita Motooka. Continue reading »

This Modern Japanese Fishing Boat Designed With Graphic Motifs

This Modern Japanese Fishing Boat Designed With Graphic Motifs

Have you ever seen a fishing boat with so much style? Nendo design studio has transformed the Japanese fishing boat Shofukumaru into a true work of art. Continue reading »