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 »

This Japanese Fruit Sandwich Store In Tokyo Explodes In Popularity, Includes Rare, Expensive Varieties

This Japanese Fruit Sandwich Store In Tokyo Explodes In Popularity, Includes Rare, Expensive Varieties

Luxury fillings you won’t find anywhere else.

Back in late March, before the coronavirus state of emergency was declared in Japan, a small store opened in Tokyo’s trendy Nakameguro district and immediately started selling out of its products. Continue reading »

Japanese Artist Amazing JIRO Creates Mesmerizing SFX Illusions And Here Are The Best Ones

Japanese Artist Amazing JIRO Creates Mesmerizing SFX Illusions And Here Are The Best Ones

Having gained more than 16 years of experience, this special effects make up artist is bound to blow your mind away. Working also as a creative director in films, advertising and other projects, Amazing JIRO is a Tokyo-based make up artist whose talent knows no boundaries. Continue reading »

Working From Home Has Never Been Easier With This Office-Tent

Working From Home Has Never Been Easier With This Office-Tent

Work from home sounds like a dream for most, but, like many work-related things, it’s not easy. Sure, getting work done in bed and not having colleagues breathe over your shoulder is a convenience that cannot be understated, but it’s things like having unlimited snacking time and getting easily distracted way too many times that become serious issues. Oh, and an unavoidable need for a more office-like atmosphere develops in the long run. Continue reading »

Japan’s Mask Snood Fashionably Arrives Just In Time

Japan’s Mask Snood Fashionably Arrives Just In Time

Japanese retailer Felissimo’s “Mask Snood” is actually intended to be used to protect against hay fever, sun, and prevent dry skin, but as a shortage of supplies of masks in Japan has many improvising to cover their nose and mouth, the new item is a comfortable and casual alternative to doing just that. Continue reading »

Deer Enjoy Cherry Blossoms In An Empty Park In Nara, Japan

Deer Enjoy Cherry Blossoms In An Empty Park In Nara, Japan

If you’re looking for something wholesome and positive in this time of uncertainty, then this spectacle might be just the thing for you. While we can’t travel physically, we might as well travel through the beautiful pictures and videos other people share. Continue reading »

Japanese Photographer Turns His Closet Into Charming Work-From-Home Space

Japanese Photographer Turns His Closet Into Charming Work-From-Home Space

Like many around the world, Japanese photographer Takuya Nishimura is currently following stay-and-work-at-home protocol as a countermeasure against the novel coronavirus. Nishimura is well prepared for the situation, however, and has a homemade setup that’s making quite a few jealous. Continue reading »

Artist Creates Breakfast Moment Of Zen With Awesome Japanese Rock Garden Toast

Artist Creates Breakfast Moment Of Zen With Awesome Japanese Rock Garden Toast

Designer and artist Manami Sasaki has taken up quite the creative and delicious project in terms of dealing with stay and work from home protocol. Continue reading »

Japanese Papercraft Artist Creates Amazing Gundam Masks

Japanese Papercraft Artist Creates Amazing Gundam Masks

Japanese papercraft artist Tomowo has been turning cardboard into finely detailed and high quality masks of iconic designs from Neon Genesis Evangelion, Star Wars, Iron Man, and other classic fiction for years, but his latest Mobile Suit Gundam creation may be his best yet. If colored in, the expertly designed RX-93 ν Gundam could pass for the real thing. Continue reading »

Japanese Artist’s Striking Illustrations Show Tokyo Overrun By Whales And Giant Flowers

Japanese Artist’s Striking Illustrations Show Tokyo Overrun By Whales And Giant Flowers

“I take scenes which you may see every day, and I aim to create a different world by adding something else.” This is how Japanese illustrator Hiromu。(hiromu-maru) humbly describes his astonishing works which he illustrates in pen and colors in Photoshop. Continue reading »

Japanese Artist’s Stunning Photograph-esque Illustrations Look Like A Charming Anime

Japanese Artist’s Stunning Photograph-esque Illustrations Look Like A Charming Anime

It’s hard to look at the illustrations of Kouki Ikegami and not feel as if you’re looking at the concept art for a gorgeous anime film. The talented illustrator has a beautiful way of turning simple everyday surroundings into charming and nostalgic worlds of art. Two renditions of his gorgeous “A large cloud and small railroad crossing” based off of Kusatsu Station in Shiga prefecture. Continue reading »

Japanese Twitter User Shares Simple And Clever Way To Make Your Own Reusable Mask

Japanese Twitter User Shares Simple And Clever Way To Make Your Own Reusable Mask

With a recent state of emergency declared, the spread of the novel coronavirus has hit Japan hard, and as a result many areas across the country are still dealing with a troubling mask shortage. While some companies have shifted their production focus to mask supply, and the government will be shipping 50 million reusable cloth face masks to those in need, many remain concerned about the length of the current lack of supply in areas. Continue reading »

Japanese Artist Creates Stunningly Realistic Pen And Pencil Illustrations

Japanese Artist Creates Stunningly Realistic Pen And Pencil Illustrations

Talented illustrator Yuuki Tokuda is well known not only on Twitter and Instagram for his original characters that have become books and merchandise, but for his incredibly lifelike drawings. His most recent work, however, may just be his best yet. With a pen, pencil, and copic marker, the impressive artist has been blowing minds on Twitter by creating an ultra-realistic squid that looks like it’s been dropped on a cutting board, not a piece of paper. Continue reading »

Italian Photographer Matteo Carella Captures Urban Tokyo In Noir And Neon

Italian Photographer Matteo Carella Captures Urban Tokyo In Noir And Neon

Matteo Carella aka adjacent.future is a self-taught photographer from Torre Annunziata (a town near Naples, Italy) currently based in Milan. He loves capturing Tokyo pictures both in daylight and nightlight scene. Continue reading »

Nara’s Famous Deer Wander Streets, Station In Search Of Food After Coronavirus Tourism Drop

Nara’s Famous Deer Wander Streets, Station In Search Of Food After Coronavirus Tourism Drop
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Nara, Japan boasts the world’s largest bronze Buddha statue and the UNESCO World Heritage Site it is enshrined at, Todaiji Temple, but tourists may be equally enamored by the famous free-roaming deer that reside in the nearby Nara Park. At least 1,500 deer roam around the park, and have become the symbolic animal of the surrounding area (sometimes even regarded as messengers of Shinto deities). Continue reading »

Japanese Artist Turns Ordinary Things Into Epic Action Figures

Japanese Artist Turns Ordinary Things Into Epic Action Figures

Tomohiro Yasui is an artist known for his papercraft Kami-Robo robots which he has been making for the past 35 years, but also for his analog and digital illustrations and designs, professional wrestling masks, kigurumi costumes, and original crafts made of paper, felt, resin and all manner of materials and recycled parts. Continue reading »