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Architectural Sculptures Made from Dandelion Fluff by Yusuke Aonuma

These architectural sculptures are made from real dandelions (tanpopo, in Japanese) by Japanese artist Yusuke Aonuma . – Aonuma begins by harvesting the dandelions and drying them (…) He then “plants” them upright in acrylic slabs to form three-dimensional geometric and architectural shapes. … Continue reading

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Miniture Embroidered Meals by Japanese Artist Ipnot

Japanese artist ipnot has spent years perfecting her hand-embroidery art and today creates “paintings” using just needles and yarn. While exploring the traditional craft herself, the artist discovered the ball-like French knot, her “favorite type of stitch.” “I choose a thread of … Continue reading

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Monmon Cats by Kazuaki Horitomo

Kazuaki Horitomo is a California-based Japanese artist who has been tattooing for over twenty years and is well versed in Japanese tradition including tebori (a technique of tattooing by hand). This unique concept was born out of a combination of Horitomo’s two great … Continue reading

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Beautiful, Edible Compositions of Mosaic Sushi

image via natsuki_717 The Mosaic Sushi is a creative new food trend that involves the preparation of various different types of sushi and then cutting them in squares to create mosaic patterns. In Japan Mosaic Sushi began appearing on Instagram and … Continue reading

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SAKURA 2016 – Japan Timelapse by Hideto Shimizu

4K timelapse video showing sakura — cherry blossoms — at some of the iconic places in Japan. (List of the locations below.) Photographed from late May through April, the video follows the opening and full bloom of the cherry blossoms … Continue reading

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Japanese Temporary Tattoos to Detect Soba Allergies

Incorporating traditional Japanese motifs and designs, these temporary tattoos were developed in collaboration with a dermatologist to detect soba (buckwheat noodle) allergies. “When it comes to food allergies, soba is the peanut of Japan,” says ad agency J. Walter Thompson, … Continue reading

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Japanese Realistic Fake Food Bookmarks

These 2-dimensional realistic fake food bookmarks are sold through the quirky online shop Tokyo Kitsch. They come in 8 different varieties with each looking more lifelike than the next. Twitter / Facebook via [spoon-tamago]  

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What is the definition of Kawaii?

“What exactly is kawaii? During the Heian period the author and poet Sei Shonagon, in her seminal work The Pillow Book, defined it as young, innocent and pure. But 1000 years later does that still hold true? Is that all … Continue reading

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Akuma Shugi From Wolf & Dagger Tattoos Studio

Akuma Shugi is a tattoo artist and illustrator from Wolf & Dagger, a custom tattoo studio in Hove UK, specialising in Japanese, traditional and neo-traditional tattooing. His artworks (on paper and on skin) are a clever and original reinvention of old Japanese … Continue reading

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The Wonder Charcoals by Stephanie Inagaki

A Southern California native, Stephanie Inagaki received her Bachelor of Fine Arts from Boston University’s College of Fine Arts and her Master of Fine Arts from the San Francisco Art Institute. After studying abroad in Italy and living in major … Continue reading

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