Art

New book reworks classic paintings in modern Japanese popular styles

Ever wondered what Munch’s The Scream or Vermeer’s Girl with a Pearl Earring might look like if done in modern day Japan? If so, then this book is for you!

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Japan’s new ukiyo-e passports are going to look awesome

When Japanese travelers go abroad, they’ll be taking some of the country’s most famous and beautiful examples of woodblock print artwork with them.

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Hage? Yes, way! Artist assembles all-star line-up of all your favorite bald anime characters

No hair? No problem! Especially for this gathering of super-powered follicly-challenged anime men.

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Kung Fu Motion Visualization video blurs the line between reality and digital art 【Video】

Artist digitally manipulates videos of kung fu masters practicing their craft to create sequences of mesmerizing motion.

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A detailed explanation of the bizarre anime hair of Detective Conan’s Ran/Rachel

One Japanese Twitter user has gone to great lengths to analyze the gravity-defying hair of the spunky heroine of mystery anime Detective Conan/Case Closed.

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Hand-drawn Sayo and Ko’s Departures short animation hits us right in the feels 【Video】

This delicately crafted story is ideal for viewers who want to change themselves for the better but just need to take that daunting first step.

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Giant engraved sword is also a Japanese nameplate (plus most awesome home fixture ever)

If your home truly is your castle, you’ll want this at the entrance to your realm.

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Up the ukiyoe with this Iron Maiden woodblock print featuring Eddie as a hellish courtesan

Forget running for the hills, we’re running to buy one of these amazing prints!

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Enjoy traditional views of Mt Fuji from your very own luxury toilet

Japanese toilets continue to lead the way with a new range of beautifully decorative models.

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Former Tokyo graphic artist makes beautiful, traditional art from twisted paper【Pics】

Traditionally given as engagement gifts, this art form goes back for centuries, and even today is perfect for when a simple card just won’t do!

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Volunteer craftsman traveling to Kumamoto to repair earthquake-damaged family heirloom ceramics

Plans to use traditional Japanese kintsugi techniques to make them look as good as new, or perhaps even better.

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Famous Japanese painter’s centuries-old cat artwork proves Japan has always loved felines

One of the Meiji Period’s most prolific artists painted more cats than you might have expected.

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Amazing pencil portraits of Japanese celebrities look as lifelike as photographs 【Pictures】

This Twitter user doesn’t need lights and cameras when he’s got good pencils and unbelievable talent.

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Make a bold fashion statement by swapping your briefcase for a teapot bag!

This unusual teapot-shaped bag is creating quite a stir in Japan.

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Enhance your texting with new Line stamps featuring Totoro, Catbus, and more!

Let Totoro do the talking next time you’re at a loss for words!

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Filipino youths with special needs find their place in the world through art and awareness

The work of many young Filipino artists living with autism was recently showcased to celebrate their achievements and bring awareness to their cause.

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3 reasons Japanese movies today suck, according to distributor and producer Adam Torel

Ever get the feeling that Japanese cinema isn’t as good as it used to be? You’re not alone.

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Traditional Japanese cultural trivia of the day: Bonseki rocks! (literally)

You’re probably familiar with bonsai, but what exactly is its other traditional art form cousin, bonseki?
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“150 Years of Japanese Uniforms” illustrated encyclopedia is now on sale

These gorgeous illustrations of workers’ uniforms over the past century and a half is sure to charm lovers of seifuku [uniforms] everywhere!

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New Sputniko! music video presents modern take on traditional myth, inspired by real life science

Unrequited love? This scientist may have found a solution!

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