Japanese Papercraft Artist Turns Pringles Can Into A Stylish Pringles Mascot Figure

Japanese university student and papercraft art enthusiast @02ESyRaez4VhR2l (Haruki), however, may be setting the standard for creativity when it comes to inspirational sources. Haruki reconstructed an empty can of Pringles into a lively figure of the Pringles mascot! Continue reading »

7 Dogs Before And After Japanese Grooming

According to photographer Grace Chon: “I am an animal photographer named Grace Chon and these images are from my new photo series titled HAIRY.

I’ve always found before and after photos from dog grooming to be really funny. Usually it doesn’t even look like it’s the same dog in each photo! I had the idea of shooting a photo series that highlighted this extreme transformation. Each dog went way beyond their normal grooming schedule to grow their hair long and shaggy for the shoot. There’s something so funny to me about seeing a dog so shaggy that they can’t even see! I wanted the after photos to be really extreme by showing a type of cut that’s uncommon to most of us here in the United States. Continue reading »

Beautiful Wooden Bookshelf Inserts By Japanese Artist Monde

Japanese artist Monde has created a beautiful series of woodworks complete with a light switch! The Tokyo-based artist built and designed intricate, wooden bookshelf inserts that are like miniature dioramas of narrow alleyways you might find in the streets of Tokyo. Continue reading »

These Two Cats In Japan Have Been Trying To Sneak Into A Museum For Years

What do you do after you fail? Purr your disappointment away and just try harder. Meet Ken Chan and Gosaku: two devoted art lovers that have been trying to get into the Onomichi City Museum of Art for years now, but have been consistently kicked out just as they were entering it. The two have probably taken residence somewhere nearby the museum, because they keep coming back again and again. Continue reading »

2018 Kawasaki Halloween Parade, Largest In Event’s History


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Some 2,200 people joined the 2018 Halloween Parade in the city of Kawasaki, south of Tokyo, on Sunday, making it the largest in the history of a Halloween parade itself said to be the largest in Japan. Continue reading »

Miyu Kojima Creates Miniature Replicas Of Lonely Deaths

Twenty six-year old Miyu Kojima works for a company that cleans up after kodokushi (孤独死) or lonely deaths: a Japanese phenomenon of people dying alone and remaining undiscovered for a long period of time. The instances first began to be reported around 2000, and are thought to be a product of increased social isolation coupled with a greying population. Continue reading »

The World’s Largest LEGO Cherry Blossom Tree Blooms In Japan

A record-breaking LEGO tree has taken shape at LEGOLAND Japan, a theme park in Nagoya dedicated to the beloved plastic bricks. The cherry tree’s construction marks the theme park’s first anniversary, and has been registered as the “largest LEGO brick cherry blossom tree” in the Guinness Book of World Records. Continue reading »

“Eating in Virtual Reality”: This Restaurant In Japan Fuses Food With Art For A New Immersive Experience


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Are you looking for a completely different dinner experience? This new restaurant near Yoyogi Park will most likely fit the bill: somewhat pompously described as a place ‘that will make your life more creative’, Tree by Naked promises a mishmash of virtual reality tech, projection mapping, lighting, music and, of course, a six-course dinner set to complete the tree-themed worldview. Continue reading »

The Many Layers Of Japan Captured By The Photographer Hiro Goto

Japanese photographer Hiro Goto perfectly captures the busy life of Japanese people who are always in a hurry by showing the lively vibe around the city at the same time. Hiro Goto’s photography explores Japan, leading to a profound discovery of history and culture seamlessly blended with modern technology and design. Continue reading »

The Blinged-Out Work Trucks Of Japan Photographed By Todd Antony

For more than 40 years Japanese truck drivers have been piling on lights, patterned fabrics, and other over-the-top adornments to their work trucks, creating moving masterpieces covered in LEDs. This tradition of decorated trucks or “Dekotora” originated from a 1970s Japanese movie series inspired by Smokey and the Bandit titled Torakku Yaro or “Truck Rascals.” Continue reading »

Japan’s Earthquake-Tesistant Dome Houses


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Nestled near a volcano in southern Japan, 450 quake-resistant dome houses put up by a health resort and decorated with flowers and dinosaurs are drawing visitors from across Asia. A dozen polystyrene foam pieces, each so light that two adults can pick it up, are glued together to make the houses. Cabins modelled after Japanese sweets and made from polystyrene foam withstood last year’s deadly earthquakes in Kumamoto prefecture. Continue reading »

Meet Lulu Hashimoto – Japan’s Creepy Real-Life Living Doll

Lulu Hashimoto is the world’s first “living doll fashion model”, and you can actually become her by putting on a realistic body suit consisting of doll head mask, a wig and stockings patterned with doll-like joints. As you can see in the photos below, the effect is pretty disturbing. Continue reading »

Japan Marks 10th Anniversary Of Rice Field Art

A huge painting on a rice field was seen in the city of Gyodashi, Saitama in Japan on July 9. The field, composed of nine different kinds of colored rice plant and crops, was designed by local people with their never exhausting creativity. Continue reading »

A Sculptural Arch Of Mist Has Been Installed In Japan

Australian artist James Tapscott was commissioned by the Japan Alps Art Festival to great a site-specific art piece, which he named “ARC ZERO – NIMBUS”. The art piece is a ring of mist that sits at the entrance to Hotokizaki Kanon-ji, a local Buddhist Temple, and encircles a bridge that crosses a small river. Continue reading »

Cute Cat Culture Goes Too Far With Japan’s Freaky Cat-Theme Masks

Japanese society places a great value on personal hygiene, and that extends to taking care of your skin. But just because the country is serious about grooming doesn’t mean it can’t have fun with the process, as evidenced by the variety of playful themed skin care masks that have gone on sale. Continue reading »