arts

Love kabuki? Now’s your chance to take the stage as an actor — if you have the cash

If you’ve ever wanted to be a kabuki actor, now you can train like a professional thanks to Kabuki Taro!

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Yosegi wood craft — amazing in its beautiful simplicity and precision!

There are several traditional crafts that Japan is known for, such as urushi lacquerware or Nishijin weaving. Perhaps not as widely known, but just as impressive, is the craft of yosegi, which uses woods of different color and texture to create exquisite patterns. In fact, the precision and skill involved is such that yosegi is not surprisingly, one of the crafts that has been featured in a series of videos uploaded by luxury fashion brand Gucci Japan on their YouTube channel dedicated to introducing the work of talented Japanese craftsmen, and the video has apparently been noticed around the world. Let’s take a look at a master artisan at work!

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Half-naked Japanese Firefighters Pose for Charity, Okinawa Firefighters Calendar 2013 On Sale Now!

New York firefighters have been stripping down naked from the waist up for the past 17 years in their famous calendars.  For years, Japan has been deprived of their own version of the 12 pages of steamy muscles, but not any longer!

The macho fire fighting men of Okinawa let it all hang out in the 2013 edition of the Okinawa Firefighters Calendar with all proceeds going to a great cause.

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Yu-Gi-Oh! Gets Disneyfied

Not too long ago, we showed you some fantastic Disney and One Piece crossover art. This time, internationally popular manga series Yu-Gi-Oh! gets the Disney treatment, thanks to net artist scaragh. Read More