design

Japan creates world’s first edible face mask…from melon bread

Protect yourself from the virus while breathing in the sweet aroma of Japanese melon pan.

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Original McDonald’s character Speedee makes a comeback in Japan

Before Ronald McDonald, Speedee was the mascot for the fast food chain, and now he’s back for a limited time. 

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Pokémon Shirts releases two styles of customizable aprons with all 151 Kanto Pokémon designs

New aprons are here for completing your home cooking, gardening, and other household chores in perfect Poké-style.

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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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Neo Kimono releases innovatively traditional heel covers made from artisanal fabric

The new “Obi de Boots iki” line of footwear represents a modern take on traditional styling.

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Stylish new Experience Japan Pictograms are here to enhance your Japan travels and knowledge

Over 250 pictograms to support tourism in Japan from a visual design perspective are free to download to learn more about Japanese culture.

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Want to design your own anime figure and have it shipped to you? Online program lets you do just that

Pixiv-powered program turns otaku daydreams into on-your-desk-reality, and here’s how it works.

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Tour a stylish, minimalistic Muji House in new downtown Tokyo showroom

There’s no stopping the Muji hype train at this point.

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Yakiniku sneakers from Japan let you wear your love for meat on your feet

With clever design details and only 50 available, these kicks are a hot commodity.

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Japanese overtime work culture captured in new dice collection

Roll the dice with employees apologising in the windows of office tower blocks late at night.

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Lucky underpants for your face: New masks from auspicious Tokyo store offer pandemic protection

Mr Sato heads out to “Grannies’ Harajuku” to get his face in their underwear. 

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Reebok teams up with fashion brand Yoshiokubo for traditional-culture-inspired sneakers

A unique fusion of old-meets-new style with ink smears, bonsai, and family crest designs.

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Beautiful bag designed by leather craftsman specially for carrying watermelons is a work of art

You might think it’s dumb, but after watching the “how it’s made” video, you just might want one after all!

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Japanese company creates face masks for musicians

Pandemic sax appeal. 

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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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Ramen face mask from Japan fogs up your glasses, looks like a steaming hot bowl of noodles

If you can’t stop your spectacles from fogging up, you might as well make art with them.

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Do the new Uniqlo summer face masks really deserve bad reviews?

We test the Airism product for three days in a range of conditions. 

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Customers race to Uniqlo for new summer face masks, but are they really worth the hype?

We try out the cool sold-out Airism product everyone’s been waiting for. 

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Spice things up at the dinner table with these kabe-don salt and pepper shakers【Pics】

Now you can feel the passion of cheesy romances every time you sit down for a meal!

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Uniqlo teams up with Billie Eilish and Takashi Murakami for exciting new UT collaboration【Videos】

The fashion collection we’ve been waiting for. 

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