artists

Astro Boy by street artist Invader disappears from Tokyo’s Shibuya Ward

Iconic work of anime art mysteriously vanishes overnight.

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Turn your idol’s autograph into an accessory with this clever hack from Japan

A smart way to keep your favourite artist close to you at all times.

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Takoyaki boat tray comes to life in Japan, sails down river near Tokyo

Octopus balls head out for a jaunt in the sunshine, turning heads everywhere they go. 

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Unusual guardians appear at Kyoto’s Kiyomizudera temple

A surprise twist on traditional Japan that includes a giant kokeshi doll. 

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How to make your 2-D crush’s eyes follow you around the room

Simple art hack turns your manga character into an anime character.

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Studio Ghibli anime artist to sell artwork to support Ukraine

One of Japan’s leading art directors leads the way in raising funds for an issue that’s close to his heart.

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“I’ll draw one animal for every retweet!” Japanese artist now has to draw 22,000 animals

That works out to drawing one animal a day…for 52 years.

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Japanese artist creates mind-blowingly real “bunny girl” that winks and blinks…on a paper cup

Making a 2-D character come to life with the simplest of materials.

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New Uniqlo x Pokémon collection coming to Japan this month!

Acclaimed London and New York artists put a new spin on some of our favourite pocket monsters.

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New Mt Fuji bra set lets you wear Japanese art under your clothes

Arty lingerie series pays homage to Hokusai’s Great Wave.

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Ultra-realistic cat backpack causes a fur-enzy online

Come pet me, hooman…and I’ll show you what’s inside my belly. 

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Teacher’s heartwarming message helps student pursue art dream

It all started with an apple in a Japanese class journal. 

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Japanese designer creates dream sneakers that everyone wants to buy

These kicks pay homage to everything from the humble convenience store through to Netflix and even the old-school iMac G3

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Anime artist illustrates the differences between Japanese fashion now and ten years ago

Women in Japan look very different compared to a decade ago.

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“Grateful for the Heroes” manga hashtag slammed by nurse in Japan

Healthcare worker makes a valid point about joining an online trend just for the sake of it.

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Japanese artists in New York sing Sukiyaki together in heartwarming video

With lyrics like “Tonight I’m all alone” and “I keep my head up high“, this is a touching, perfectly fitting song for our times

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One-Punch Man artist shares 10-year-old daughter’s drawings online

Manga art looks like it’s drawn by someone twice her age.  

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The Crocodile Who Dies in 100 Days is due to die today and people can’t bear it

Final day of a manga has the nation on the edge of their seats.

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Otaku in Western Art: Hilarious viral hashtag finds geeks hiding in classic masterpieces

Otaku struggles are real and they’ve been right under our noses for centuries.

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Japanese yokai starts appearing on Twitter to prevent the spread of COVID-19

People in Japan are turning to the mysterious Amabie to help us through the coronavirus pandemic. 

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