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Step Inside The Colourful World Of Takashi Murakami's Tokyo Exhibitions

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Japanese artist transforms oyster pearls into amazingly realistic miniature skulls

There are two qualities that automatically make an art piece more impressive - when it's really big or really tiny. In the case of Japanese artist …

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W.B. Yeats’ Poem “When You Are Old” Adapted into a Japanese Manga Comic

<i>Click on images to view them in a larger format.</i><p>Last week we featured Julian Peters' comic-book adaptation of T.S. Eliot's "The Love Song of J. …

Seduced by the Undercover labyrinth

It’s undeniable that when designer Jun Takahashi founded Undercover — which celebrates its 25th anniversary with its first retrospective at Tokyo …

Cult of the cute: Japan’s ‘kawaii’ culture on show at the V&A | Financial Times

In the late 1970s, British inventor James Dyson painstakingly refined his design for a new, improved vacuum cleaner. After building 5,127 prototypes, …

Japanese Artist Megumi Igarashi Was Arrested for Handing Out Digital Models of Her Vagina

You know that dream of yours to have a boat shaped like a vagina? Well, thanks to Japanese obscenity laws, your dreams may never come …

Art collective POW! WOW! completes series of murals in Tokyo's Tennozu Isle【Photos】

If you happen to have been wandering around Tennozu Isle this past week, you may have noticed a big change. The somewhat drab little island of office …

Old Japanese Man Creates Amazing Art Using Excel (Wait, Excel?)

Microsoft Excel isn't only for spreadsheets. It can also be used to create art. Don't believe me? Just ask 73 year-old Tatsuo Horiuchi. He'll tell ya.<p>…

“The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing” by Marie Kondo

Marie Kondo<p>The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up” is a very good book about … well… tidying houses. However, below the surface is more than that. It …

16 Stunning Works Of Origami Art To Celebrate World Origami Day

November 11 is Origami Day in Japan, where the paper crane has become a symbol of peace, but did you know that Origami isn’t an entirely Japanese …

A New Japanese Painting Supply Store Lines its Walls With 4,200 Different Pigments | Colossal

<p>Thousands of pigments fill glass vials below the slatted wood ceilings of the new concept Pigment, an art supply laboratory and store that just …

Join in Bangkok's Ramen Craze

Thais are obsessed with Japanese culture and Bangkok has a significant Japanese population. It stands to reason then that the city is not short on …

‘Blink twice’ and they’ll be gone: What the cherry blossoms can teach us about the nature of life

By Diane Durston<p>Life is a fragile thing. The light of dawn often slips by unnoticed, a day passes quickly, and the sun seems to set too soon. Winter turns to spring at last in Washington and the days are counted to the moment when the cherry blossoms return to the Tidal Basin. Friends make plans …

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The role of Mt. Fuji in Japanese culture – Japan Info

The most stereotypical shot of Japan that you can find is that of Mt. Fuji in the backdrop, peeking through cherry blossom branches. Yet what lends …

Kissaten: A Slowly Dying Part of Japanese Culture

Back in 2003 during my first Japanese class, one of the first vocabulary words I learned from our textbook at the time was 喫茶店 (kissaten, which the …

Talking Japanese Culture #15 - Top 5 festivals in Japan

Learn Japanese with JapanesePod101.com! Do you freeze up after you’ve met a Japanese person for the first time because you can’t think of anything to …

Three cases of whine offer lessons in how not to criticize Japan

Novelist John Updike famously declared America to be “a conspiracy to make you happy.” I wonder sometimes if Japan is, then, a conspiracy to make you …

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Playful Paintings on the Streets of Tokyo Pay Tribute to Japanese Culture

Spanish street artist Pejac recently finished a tour of Asia, where he decorated the streets of cities in Hong Kong, South Korea, and Japan with whimsical paintings and installations. Tokyo, one of his destinations, became the canvas on which he unleashed his praises and critiques of Japanese …

Japanese culture in Emoji (Introduction)

Nowadays everybody knows what an emoji is and they are used every day. Instant messaging applications like WhatsApp have popularized its use, but not …

35 pieces of profound wisdom from Japan

Foreigners could probably talk about the mysterious and inscrutable nature of Japanese culture for hours on end. What is most fascinating and …

Shohei Otomo Reveals The Reality Of Japanese Culture By Hand Drawing Traditional Fantasy Characters

Reality and fantasy. Two concepts depicted in Shohei Otomo’s ballpoint drawings. Black and white illustrations blending traditions and the punk …

How to Eat Well in Japan

Calling Matt Goulding a committed traveller seems like a gross understatement. The former "Eat This, Not That!" columnist has branched out into …

Korean barbecue, dino-golf and K-pop: it's the best bits of New Malden

<i>Bibimbap, bubble tea and golf: this Surrey suburb is London’s Koreatown.</i><p>What’s the vibe?<p>New Malden is home to the largest population of Koreans in …

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A Beginner's Guide to Asian Noodles

Pick the perfect noodle.<p>Looking down the aisles of an Asian market, one thing's clear: there's no shortage of noodles.<p>There's a noodle for every …

12 Best Gyudon in Singapore You Will Love

Beef rice bowl, also known as gyudon 牛丼 in Japanese, is commonly a dish of sliced beef on a bowl of rice finished with a light sauce on top. Most …

Hiroshima Style Okonomiyaki (Japanese Layered Pancakes)

Hiroshima Style Okonomiyaki (Japanese Layered Pancakes) - the ultimate savory pancake complete with cabbage, bacon, noodles, shrimp, and egg. So …

Morimoto Chef Robby Cook Tells Us the Right Way to Eat Sushi and Sashimi

There are few things better than a night spent with wine, sushi, and good company. After enough sake and spicy-tuna filled evenings, your local …