Tag Archives: Japan

Kaleidoscopic Modern Origami by Ekaterina Lukasheva

These kaleidoscopic modular origami and Kusudama are by Moscow-based paper artist and designer Ekaterina Lukasheva. Both the traditional paper sphere technique and the more complicated designs like modular tessellations, require an highly understanding of math and geometry to guarantee a perfect final result. Graduate with honors from Moscow … Continue reading

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Sp!n: the Spinning Top Koma with a Surprise Effect

This is Sp!n, the new spinning top from Japanese brand +d. Designed by Jordi Lopez Aguilo and made in Japan, the ‘KOMA’ spinning top creates an optical illusion of levitation and reveals an exclamation point when you spin it. Inspired by the atomic molecules … Continue reading

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Famous Historical Paintings of Flowers Recreated in Real Life by Makoto Azuma

“Drop Time” is an exhibition by Japanese flower artist Makoto Azuma in collaboration with the Pola Museum of Art in Hakone. For the past 3 years Makoto Azuma has been creating these duplicates of famous flower paintings using real flowers. Azuma has chosen 3 bouquets from paintings … Continue reading

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Poem of the Day: from Kokoro by Natsume Soseki

“I often laughed, and you often gave me a dissatisfied look, till you pressed me to unfold my past before you as if it were a roll of pictures. It was then I felt respect for you. Because you unreservedly … Continue reading

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Wooden Dioramas Bring the Feel of Tokyo Alleys Into Your Bookshelf

These unique bookends bring the feel of a Japanese back alley into your home. A Tokyo-based, Japanese designer named monde has created by hand these wood inserts that reveal incredible miniature scene of the alleyways of Tokyo. The unique bookends were on display … Continue reading

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Mysticism, Japanese Folklore and Mechanical Gears by Zeen Chin

Zeen Chin is a freelance illustrator and concept artist living in Kuala Lumpur. Each of his artworks is a suggestive embodiment of memories, mysticism, japanese folklore with a handful of those erotic women with mechanical gear. ArtStation /  Instagram  

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Book Conservator Nobuo Okano Repairs Tattered Books

For the past 33 years Japanese craftsman Okano Nobuo has been repairing tattered books and reconstituting them to look brand new. When a customer brought in an old Japanese-English dictionary that looked like it had been through a few wars, … Continue reading

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Japanese Handcrafted Hair Ornaments by Sakae

Based in Narita City, Japanese artist Sakae creates delicate hair ornaments known as kanzashi. In her hairpins, the artist incorporates a keen sense of fragility and the beauty of the Japanese palette. Each piece is hand-crafted from resin with a delicate brass wire around the edges. … Continue reading

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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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Wonderful Pixel Based Visual Landscapes by Waneella

Wanella creates these stunning pixel artworks with an original combination of colour, squares and movement. With her skills and love for pixels, she shows us an original dynamic world. Tumblr / Patreon / Twitter

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