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The Coffee Poured Into This Cup Is Actually a Wooden Sculpture

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It’s hard to believe, but your eyes are playing tricks on you. The black liquid you see being poured into the cup in the photo below is actually just expertly sculpted and painted wood. Continue reading »

From Sailor Moon To Vincent Van Gogh’s “Starry Night”, This Teacher Surprises His Students With Stunning Chalkboard Art

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Hirotaka Hamasaki is a high school art teacher and a graphic designer from Nara, Japan who has a special formula to inspire students before a class starts. Continue reading »

Japanese Artist Creates Animal Sculptures Made Of Metallic Blooms

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Japanese artist Taiichiro Yoshida creates animal sculptures made of metallic blooms. Yoshida creates these delicate sculptures of birds and other animals using bronze, copper, or silver. Decorative metalworking in Japan has a long history that began sometime in the fourth to fifth centuries with skills passed down through the generations. Continue reading »

This Artist Combines Japanese Kimonos With International Fashion Trends

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According to an artist, behind the IG account @japan.midjourney: “I am an AI art creator and recently have been working on combining the traditional Japanese kimono with other international fashion trends. It is amazing how well global fashion blends and what kind of breathtaking creations result from these combos. Have a look and visit my Instagram for more.” Continue reading »

This Japanese Company Makes Custom Decorative Coffins for Vampire Fans

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Ziggy Vamp Co. Ltd., a Tokyo-based company that specializes in products for wannabe vampires, is selling hand-made, customizable coffin furniture. Continue reading »

Japanese Artist Creates Superb Mecha Creatures Out of LEGO Bricks

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If you don’t know what “mecha” means, here’s the definition: “The term mecha may refer to both scientific ideas and science-fiction genres that center on giant robots or machines controlled by people. Mechas are typically depicted as humanoid walking vehicles.” Continue reading »

Cute and Warm Sketches of Japanese Life by Naoyuki Hayashi

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Discover the Art of Naoyuki Hayashi, a freelance concept artist working in Tokyo, Japan. Continue reading »

The Beauty of Japanese Suburbs in Watercolors of Hideaki Kita

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Hideaki Kita was born in Kanagawa in 1972 and graduated from Multimedia Art Academy Background Department. After working for a game company and an animation production company, he became a freelance artist. He is active in a wide range of activities, including solo exhibitions and watercolour classes, while painting local landscapes of Shonan. Continue reading »

For 32 Years, This Japanese Chef Has Been Making a Painting of Every Single Meal He Eats

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Itsuo Kobayashi was in born 1962, and lives in Saitama Prefecture, Japan. After having worked as a chef at a soba restaurant and at a supply center for school meals in Saitama, northwest of Tokyo, until he was 46 years old, Itsuo Kobayashi began having difficulty walking due to alcoholic neuritis. Since he was about 26 years old, he has made detailed illustrations of and written down his thoughts about the food he has eaten. Continue reading »

Talented Fan Takes John Wick, Pikachu, and Marvel Heroes Back to The Golden Era of Japanese Poster Graphic Design

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How do you promote a film in an era when there are no trailers, no Metacritic, and no reviews on Youtube? At the very least, make the most informative poster for it. Put as many characters in it as possible, tell the story, show more footage, and maybe people will realize that it’s worth going to such a movie. Continue reading »

Tenderness and Anime Girls: Illustrations by Ilya Kuvshinov

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Ilya Kuvshinov is an illustrator who mostly draws delicate and incredibly stylish portraits of both real and fictional girls. Among his works are portraits of Major Motoko Kusanagi, Yennifer, and other legendary heroines of mass culture, but the main thing is that Kuvshinov himself creates equally cool concepts. Continue reading »

The Fascinating World of Japanese Matchboxes – Vintage, Simple, Elegant

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A matchbox is not only useful in everyday life, but also a wonderful piece of art. Don’t you believe it? Then you should plunge into the fascinating world of Japanese matchboxes decorated with small but real works of art. Continue reading »

Japanese Engineers Created a Huge Robot for Laying Railway Tracks and Performing Dangerous Work

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The Japanese railway company officially announced the development of a very impressive robot, which can be partially considered humanoid. It has a head and hands, thanks to which the latest development will allow you to lay paths and perform heavy or dangerous work without risk to humans. Continue reading »

Self-Taught Artist Draws the Most Amazing Optical Illusions

Aria, a 25-year-old self-taught artist from Japan, specializes in 3D color pencil drawings that look ready to jump off of the sheet of paper they are drawn on. Continue reading »

Vintage Japanese Watercolor Sketches of Toy Designs

The Ningyo-Do Bunko database features thousands of late 19th and early 20th Century watercolor sketches of Japanese toy designs. More can be seen at Japan’s Akita Prefectural Library, which holds a series of six toy design illustration books produced between 1891 and 1913 by Yamada of Kyoto. Continue reading »

The French Executioner, the Murderer of Kings, and The Subtle Dandy: Art by Shin-ichi Sakamoto

Shin-ichi Sakamoto is a famous Japanese mangaka, the author of the seinen series Kokou no Hito and the remarkable near-historical Innocent, a story about the difficult daily life of Charles-Henri Sanson, the executioner of the French Revolution. Continue reading »

The Cute Anime Girls by Illustrator Ryota

Ryota is a Japanese illustrator who draws anime girls. It’s possible that some people might find the number of anime girls on DYT excessive, but we can’t help it – they make us feel incredibly warm. Every time we’re smitten with these big-eyed plushies, we’re smiling ruddy for half a day afterwards. Continue reading »

This Japanese Artist Perfectly Draws Traditional Slavic Characters with Manga Twist

Keishi Kuraibe is a Japanese manga artist who draws with an iPad. The most remarkable thing is that in his drawings he perfectly conveys Slavic folklore motifs, multiplied by the manga style. Continue reading »

Japanese Photographer Captures A Shy-At-First Baby Meerkat And Its Family

Here in this post, you can see a shy-at-first baby Meerkat and its family captured by a Japanese photographer. Japanese photographer @mamekoro51 has probably the most pleasant hobby one could imagine – taking photos of baby animals of various types. Continue reading »

Stunning Images of Freshly Frozen Cars Arrived to Vladivostok Sea Port

The Sun Rio, a Panamanian-flagged vessel shipped from Japan, docked right in the center of Vladivostok. The cars are covered with ice crust (from several centimeters to half a meter). The glaze appeared due to abnormally low temperatures in the Sea of Japan. Continue reading »

Charming Watercolor Girls by the Japanese Artist Kumorri

Kumorri is a Japanese artist who paints watercolor portraits of pretty girls. With bright but gentle colors, she manages to create images of simple and at the same time mysterious girls – charming and insanely cute. Continue reading »

Psychedelic and Nothing Superfluous: Illustrations by The Artist SilllDa

SilllDA is a Korean artist from Japan. There is no more useful information about her, but it is not that important – SilllDA’s psychedelic illustrations, full of bizarre images, are beautiful and amazing without any additional explanations. Continue reading »

Megumi Fujimoto’s Cute Fat Piglets

The life of a fat piglet is beautiful and wonderful. Sleep, go about your pig’s business, and don’t worry about anything – it’s a pleasure. If you believe the artist Megumi Fujimoto, the fat pig really has nothing to worry about. The only thing he has to worry about is that his cute little body can be mauled to death. Continue reading »

Trees Of Hokkaido: Japanese Photographer Captures Trees In His Hometown, And Here Are 25 Of The Best Ones

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I love to photograph trees, especially ones in my hometown of Hokkaido (Japan). When I see a single tree standing in the middle of a vast snowfield in winter, it is like looking at a work of art created by nature. Continue reading »

Artist Creates Colorful Illustrations Of Inviting And Cozy Japanese Houses

Have you ever heard of “Virtual Plein Air”? It is a term used to describe an act of creating art inspired by Google Street Views. Artists literally look for exciting or interesting places they can then use as a source for their illustrations. Continue reading »