crafts

Demon Slayer inspires us to build an old-timey Japanese puzzle box of our own

If you need a project with an anime Taisho-period twist, try crafting your own puzzle box!

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You can build Japan’s hauntingly beautiful Gunkanjima as a papercraft kit【Photos】

Putting together “Battleship Island” gave us a new perspective on what life was like for the families that lived there.

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A chain of “welding theme parks” is opening in Japan

For everyone who finds the sparks from a welding torch more beautiful than any fireworks show.

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78-year-old dad in Japan handmakes amazing anime figure furniture for his otaku child

A story to warm the heart…and fill it with desire for a set of your very own.

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We make a Japanese ice cream vending machine

It’s amazing what you can get free with Japanese magazines nowadays. 

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Japanese cookie brand has a fun game for you to play while stuck at home: cookie racing!

Please note that they don’t recommend using the actual cookies.

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Creative Japanese office installs awesome full-size vending machine made out of cardboard【Video】

Japan has a lot vending machines, but there’s only one like this.

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Once upon a time, Japan had sewing machines you controlled with a Nintendo Game Boy【Photos】

A forgotten piece of video game history is back in the spotlight, so is it time for Nintendo to produce a modern update?

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Cancelled your trip to Tokyo? Free papercraft download lets you build Akihabara in your own home

Visit Japan’s otaku mecca, and stage giant monster fights in it, without ever leaving the comfort of your living room.

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Japanese salaryman creates jaw-dropping model of Shinjuku from paper

From towering skyscrapers through to the world’s busiest station, this sprawling Tokyo ward took years to recreate in miniature.

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Best Secret of Mana fan art ever? Jaw-dropping project took over a year, 150,000 beads【Photos】

And, naturally, the combined strength of three heroes.

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Beautiful kimono-cloth Pikachu doll is latest creation from century-old Tokyo doll maker【Photos】

Techniques developed in Kyoto hundreds of years ago make Pikachu as beautiful as he is adorable.

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

Garigari-kun, engage!

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This Japanese artist’s beautiful custom pendant for cash-strapped boy is absolutely priceless

Semi-precious stone accessory maker helps previous boy give a gift to someone very special.

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Bootleg Chinese Pikachu plushie gets full makeover from loving fan who won’t give up on it

Suspect Detective Pikachu gets transformed into something as cute as the real thing.

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The star of this amazing cat video from Japan isn’t actually a cat!【Video】

They say seeing is believing, but you’ll want to see it in motion before you decide what to believe.

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Minds blown by wire art that shows transition to from old Japanese era to new【Video】

This creative depiction of Japan’s new era will play tricks on your mind and your eyes.

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Twitter artist crafts chocolate box town, mini masterpieces from Japanese packaging

This Japanese paper craft artist takes used-up, everyday product packaging and turns it into beautiful art.

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Awesome self-building Gundam model video shows every anime mecha fan’s dream come true【Video】

Stop-motion masterpiece is a whole new kind of Gundam animation.

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Beloved Japanese paper craft wizard turns cookie box into a gorgeous sculpture

Once you’re done with your cookies, you can always take a knife to the box and turn it into a beautiful clock tower.

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