Japanese Body Paint Artist Hikaru Cho Shows Off Surreal Animal-Human Creations

Cho was born March 29, 1993 and currently resides in Tokyo, Japan. In 2016, she graduated from the Department of Visual Communication Design at Musashino Art University. She has garnered domestic and international attention for her unique art where she applies real paint to bodies and objects. Continue reading »

This Japanese Artists Creates Realistic 3D Portraits Of People’s Cats

Everyone thinks that their cat is the cutest cat in the world, with a feline beauty that deserves to be documented. This usually culminates in overwhelming everyone’s social media feeds with photo after photo. But why not take your showing off one step further and get your cat’s face perfectly replicated in a 3D portrait? Continue reading »

Amazing Pics From Kyoto “Bullet Tour” Show No Matter How Tight Your Schedule, You Should Go

Breathtaking images from a skilled photographer show that even one day in Japan’s former capitals is enough for unforgettable beauty. Continue reading »

Japanese Modeler’s Terrifying Scarecrows Pit Cthulhu And Silent Hill Against Birds

Imagine driving down a lone, winding road in the Japanese countryside late at night, with only the sound of your heartbeat and engine to comfort you until you run into an unspeakable terror. That’s the situation several have found themselves in when coming across one of Japanese figure maker and modeler @harigilly’s uniquely terrifying scarecrows. Continue reading »

McDonald’s Japan Releases A Line Of Adorable Cups But People Are Finding Them Hilariously Inappropriate


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Recently, to promote a line of McFizz soft drinks, McDonald’s Japan released a series of adorable cups featuring a boy and a girl in love. Now, they seem pretty innocent at first sight but people quickly figured out how to make them… rather inappropriate. Continue reading »

Japanese Artist Carves Dreamlike Creatures Out Of Wood

A quick glance at Japanese artist Yoshimasa Tsuchiya’s animals sculptures won’t suffice to figure out what kind of material they’re made of. Smooth and delicate, each creature possesses a mystical beauty that captivates all who lay their eyes on it. The sculptures are so breathtakingly realistic that most people are unlikely to guess that they’re actually carved out of wood. Continue reading »

Stunning Painting-Like Photography Shows Off The Beauty Of Rainy Season In Japan

Japan’s rainy season, or tsuyu (梅雨), can be downright oppressive. Muggy and humid weather coupled with heavy rain make it a complete sweat-fest, and for those new to that kind of weather, the idea of going outside and traveling around the country seems totally unpleasant. Continue reading »

Open Up Your Umbrella To See Beautiful 360° Photography With The Panorella

Japanese creative lab and agency PARTY, however, is now embracing a new trend of 360-degree photography by offering a service that allows you to decorate the interior of your umbrella with your own 360-degree photos in gorgeous quality. Continue reading »

This Smart Bonsai Follows You Around, Quotes Goethe, In TDK’s Vision Of The Future

Bonsai. The ancient Japanese art of producing miniature trees in small containers. Contemplative and philosophical (the art was associated with Zen Buddhism in its early history following the influence of its Chinese antecedent, penzai), bonsai seems to embody the qualities often associated with “old” Japan: aesthetic refinement, harmony with nature, unchanging traditions. Continue reading »

Anime Style Body Paint Model Dazzles With The Most Colorful Fashion In Japan


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Ishoku hada (異色肌), “different colored skin” or “unique skin” may not be the most practical form of Japanese creative fashion, but it’s definitely the most colorful. Continue reading »

The Moody, Mysterious World Of Pixel Artist, Illustrator And Videographer APO

Pixel artist, illustrator and videographer APO depicts worlds both familiar and strange in his pixel artworks. Influenced by works like Blade Runner and Ghibli movies he watched in his youth, APO’s subjects range from realistic urban landscapes and beautiful natural scenery, to cyberpunk and science-fiction vignettes. Continue reading »

“Boyfriend Hug” Speakers Are The Perfect Way To Look Absolutely Normal In Public

What about when you want to feel safe and secure by being wrapped in fake-muscly arms when you’re on the go? You don’t want to look like some weirdo, dragging around a headless body-pillow with you while you’re out and about. Continue reading »

These Papercraft Mosquitoes Look So Real You’ll Want To Swat Them

Combining realism with attention to detail and remarkable technical abilities, artist Masanobu Azami, who goes by the name Scissorhands, also deserves honorable mention among his Japanese paper-crafting peers. Continue reading »

These Super Realistic Custom-Made Pet Replica Masks Are A Sweet Spot Between Cute And Frightening

We have no doubt that you love your pet to the moon and back, and that a life without that pooch and/or kitty would be joyless and too difficult to bear. Arguably, the best companionship providers, they will never let loneliness knock on your door. And so, having established how vital and imposing pets are on our lives, wouldn’t you agree that they also deserve a proper gift for everything they do? Continue reading »

Australian Photographer Pat Kay Captures Magical And Cinematic Photos Of Japan

Amazing street photos in Japan by Pat Kay, a multi-talented photographer, drone pilot, and adventurer from Sydney, Australia. Pat specializes in travel and landscape photography. He shoots also a lot of street photography and cityscapes. Kay recently visited Japan to capture spectacular street landscapes. Continue reading »