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Beautiful Mt Fuji photo looks like a buggy video game scene

Japanese photographer shares a simple hack to achieve a surreal shot. 

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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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Mt Fuji photo tricks the eye by looking like a moody ink painting

Is this real life or a scene from an eerie video game?

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Undress an ukiyo-e woman out of her kimono with this Japanese magic towel hack

You’ll need more than hot water to fully appreciate the beauty of this towel.

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“Miraculous” cloud over Mt Fuji stuns the Internet

A sight so otherworldly even the photographer doubts whether they’ll see it again. 

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3-D model of Japanese ukiyo-e woodblock print The Great Wave stuns people in Japan 【Video】

Hokusai’s acclaimed centuries-old 2-D artwork looks even more beautiful in 3-D.

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Condomania Japan condoms bring the beauty of Japanese ukiyoe to your nether regions

When traditional Japan is a huge turn-on

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Edo Cat Cafe closure postponed as 50 rescue cats still need foster parents

After creating a stunning samurai-themed ukiyo-e world for their cats, this organisation is refusing to give up on them.

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Video game battles as woodblock prints, “Ukiyo-e Heroes: Boss Fights” now available online 【Pics】

Over ten new designs showing off battles so epic they transcend art periods.

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Ukiyo-e Heroes: Amazing Nintendo woodblock prints created via traditional, handmade methods【Pics】

Mario, Pokémon, Link, Star Fox and more are brought to life through the same process used 200 years ago.

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Ukiyo-e woodblock print of vocaloid Hatsune Miku in Edo-period Japan sells out immediately online

A number of impressive details hidden within the image has made fans go crazy for this limited-edition print.

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Captain America and Iron Man battle it out Japanese-warrior style

Two all-American heroes blend seamlessly with two legendary Japanese characters in this new take on a classic ukiyo-e print from the 1800s.

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Seiko’s blingtastic luxury watch based on Hokusai’s Great Wave costs a pretty yenny

The Japanese watchmaker’s dazzling new timepiece has an incredible price to match.

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Check if you have a soba allergy with these amazing ukiyoe-print temporary tattoos!

Finding out you can’t eat soba stinks — but at least this is the coolest way to get bad news!

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Up the ukiyoe with this Iron Maiden woodblock print featuring Eddie as a hellish courtesan

Forget running for the hills, we’re running to buy one of these amazing prints!

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Enjoy traditional views of Mt Fuji from your very own luxury toilet

Japanese toilets continue to lead the way with a new range of beautifully decorative models.

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New ukiyo-e print from KISS delivers awesome, traditional(ish) art

These ukiyo-e prints will appeal to more than just fans of the band!

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New York Public Library releases digital images of valuable ukiyo-e and photographs of old Japan

From breastfeeding mothers to merchant towns and an evening party with kimono-clad girls in Kyoto, these newly released artworks and photos of old Japan are simply captivating.

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Edo-period ukiyoe woodblock prints of animals and mythical beasts now available for free online

Lovers of art, history and animals are celebrating the release of an exclusive set of ukiyoe woodblock prints from 1857 that are now free to download and share online.

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If Darth Vader owned an iPhone, he’d probably keep it in a stunning wooden ukiyoe Star Wars case

There’s always been a strong connection between Japan and the George Lucas-helmed Star Wars franchise. From the samurai-influenced Darth Vader and Stormtrooper costume designs through to the film’s storyline, which borrows heavily from Akira Kurosawa’s 1958 film Hidden Fortress, Lucas himself is the first to admit he owes a lot of his creative inspiration to the Land of the Rising Sun.

So it’s nice to see that Japan is reciprocating the love with a number of Star Wars creations of their own. From samurai-styled figurines to ukiyo-e woodblock prints, these Japanese-styled homages to the epic American film franchise are the perfect way to get ready for the December 18 release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens. And now you can carry the force wherever you go, with a gorgeous wooden iPhone 6 case that’s so beautiful even a Sith Lord would stand in line to buy one.

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