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Surprisingly simple and fast process of hand-lettering store’s name on glass awes net users

Aka that time when watching the paint dry really was fun.

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Japanese rocker shares granny’s art online, Twitter goes wild, she sends note of thanks in return

Don’t sweat it if you find yourself tearing up at this simple but sweet gesture to get an obaachan the recognition she deserves. 

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Chinese artist transforms herself into 2-D masterpieces with only the use of makeup【Video】

See the Mona Lisa and another Renaissance-era classics come to life…in vivid 2-D! 

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Beautiful woman stuns Japanese Internet, no one will ever know her name because she’s a painting

Breathtaking artwork form Hiroshima artist looks more like photography than oil paintings.

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The gorgeous portraits of these Japanese women aren’t photos or CG, so what are they?

Artist Yasutomo Oka’s mind-blowing work needs no computer trickery.

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Star Wars director Rian Johnson prays for upcoming film’s success at scenic Kyoto temple

Unveils an incredibly cool Japanese ink painting that we all want to adorn our rooms.

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Toyota’s new Mark X car paints a picture that depicts its Japanese roots【Video】

It doesn’t take a wind god and a thunder god to explain how good your car is, but it certainly helps.

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Miss Hokusai anime film receives distribution rights for North America, screenings begin in fall

The little known daughter of ukiyo-e legend Hokusai is the main character in this animated featured film.

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French artist brings the world of Studio Ghibli to life with vibrant series of watercolour prints

The characters come to life beautifully in vivid colour.

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Internet weighs in on Korean abstract painting that sold for US$4.3 million

Art is in the eye of the beholder, as they say, and those around the internet are seeing so many things!

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Artist recreates famous Japanese ukiyo-e paintings using fine wines

Prized traditional woodblock prints age even more gracefully when they’re recreated in shades of wine.

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Girls and their giant dog companion come to life in amazing art series

Step into a magical world where girls go about their daily lives alongside a giant, gentle canine protector.

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Kobayashi Kiyochika expertly captures light and shadow in these gorgeous ukiyo-e prints 【Art】

If you love art, you’ll definitely want to check out Kobayashi’s prints!

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This photo of a train has an amazing surprise

If you look closely there’s a chance you’ll be able to see it…

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Paints Without Names: Japanese set of nameless watercolors seeks to free young artistic minds

While visual arts and linguistics are both creative fields, skill with one isn’t necessarily a prerequisite for the other. After all, as long as you can look at three hues and pick the one best suited for the picture you’re painting, it doesn’t really matter if you know whether to call it fuchsia or periwinkle.

As a matter of fact, some would argue that coupling names and colors limits the imaginations of budding young artists, which is why these two Japanese designers have produced a set of paints for children that have no names on their labels, only splotches of their base component colors.

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The surprising and little-known Japanese art of gyotaku: culinary prints made with real fish

Japan has a fascinating art history. From early cord designs on clay vessels in the Jomon period (c. 11000–c. 300 BC) through to picture scrolls, ukiyo-e woodblock prints, and the distinctive style of animation that exists today, people in Japan have always found unique ways to capture the world around them for the rest of the world to see.

One little-known art technique from the 1800s is now making a comeback, and while its roots are firmly planted in Japan’s traditional history, it’s a method of printing that people all around the world can enjoy. All you need is paper, some paint and a nice-looking fish.

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Nagano Prefecture’s Mishaka Pond offers mirror-like waters, inspiration for art lovers

Mishaka-ike, or Mishaka Pond (御射鹿池), is a hidden natural jewel located in Chino City, Nagano Prefecture. The pond’s tranquil beauty inspired a famous painting several decades ago, and Japanese visitors have been increasingly traveling off the beaten path to view its waters for themselves, as it’s a place where the four seasons are distinctly and perfectly expressed.

Escape from the city for a relaxing moment with the following photographic collection of Mishaka-ike in the Japanese countryside.

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Chinese artist personifies pictures of cats and dogs into captivating traditional paintings

Have you ever wondered what your pets would look like as humans?

We’re no stranger to personification illustrations since the Japanese enjoy turning all sorts of things from battleships to swords to computer systems and even poop bacteria into human anime forms, but perhaps this is the first time our humble website has seen real animals portrayed as human figures. Check out these beautiful Chinese paintings of personified cats and dogs after the break!

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Chubby kitty is a literal work of art in these photomanips of famous paintings【Photos】

If you love kitties and you looking at great art, then FatCatArt could be just the collaboration for you! FatCatArt features plump yet fabulous kitty Zarathustra in a range of seductive and downright inventive poses for your viewing pleasure! Get some culture by viewing famous works of art whilst simultaneously satisfying your endless thirst for internet kitties in one fell swoop with this gallery of masterpieces!

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Artist creates stunning Chinese-style paintings using cosmetics

“Red” Hong Yi is a Malaysian artist-architect who creates brilliant and unconventional works of art. Known as “the artist who loves to paint, but not with a paintbrush,” she uses mascara, foundation, and other cosmetics to give rise to misty mountainsides, vibrant fire crackers, and shimmering ponds.

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