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Studio Ghibli produces commercial for Japanese convenience store chain Lawson 【Video】

Academy award winning animator and a Ghibli artist who works at Lawson part-time join forces to pay homage to the konbini.

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Japanese Lucky Beckoning Cat banknote design is the faux money we wish was real

Manekineko cat currency is filled with lucky omens for the New Year.

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Japanese artist frets over “wasting” pencils for lead art: Twitter steps in with ardent praise

Careless comments caused an artist to work even harder, and Twitter has plenty of compliments for their awesome sculptures!

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Forbidden snack? Japanese “sponge cake” looks way too much like the real thing

Only one way to find out whether that’s cream or soap.

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Ultimate way to treat otaku ashes: Cremation into a pencil?

Japanese artist explains why turning your ashes into a pencil is a better choice than turning them into a diamond.

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This huge, detailed Gundam sculpture was built out of cardboard by Japanese high school students

You may have seen some Gundam models, but I bet you’ve never seen one like this!

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3-D model of Japanese ukiyo-e woodblock print The Great Wave stuns people in Japan 【Video】

Hokusai’s acclaimed centuries-old 2-D artwork looks even more beautiful in 3-D.

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This amazing Buddhist statue cafe in Japan could be a museum all by itself【Photos】

Coffee and culture on both on the order at unorthodox coffee house Kagari.

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Japanese snack package craft artist holds first Tokyo exhibition in Ikebukuro, offers autographs

Make sure to guzzle your fill of snacks beforehand, because these sculptures are mouthwatering.
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Japanese artist creates cat banknote alternative: Kittens on 200 yen

Kitty currency merchandise has us hoping this faux banknote will one day become a reality. 

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PooPaint Toilet paper lets you make art with your poop

Not just for potty-training children!

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Japanese Mame Shiba Inu banknote design pays homage to nation’s beloved dog

Shiba Inu currency becomes so popular it gets its very own line of merchandise. 

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Reconnect with art at the Trowel Picture Museum in Fukuoka

We visit a museum for the common but under-appreciated Japanese art of kote-e.

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Hayao Miyazaki’s concept art and ideas for the Ghibli Museum to be revealed in new exhibit

The legendary anime director’s sketchbook serves as the inspiration for a new exhibit on how the museum was created.

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Keanu Reeves visits Hideo Kojima and a rural art island in Japan before John Wick premiere

Reeves took in some contemporary art with rumoured girlfriend Alexandra Grant in the heart of the Japanese countryside. 

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Cruel angels, beautiful blades: The amazing sword of the Evangelion and Katana exhibition【Photos】

Master katana craftsmen and anime mecha designer team up to will Evangelion to life in katana form.

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Japan’s greatest papercraft artist tackles popsicle boxes, makes an icy cool superhero

Garigari-kun, engage!

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Japan Travel: Mysterious landscape found near a park with severed heads

Escape to a world that appears to be from another dimension.

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Miniature Japanese ryokan room captivates all our hearts with its teeny tiny perfection

A Twitter artist fashioned a super small hotel scene next to a plug socket, and we can’t stop staring at it.

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