Somenova, a do-it-yourself dyeing workspace opening this month in Tokyo's Nihonbashi district, is as much a response to today's booming DIY movement as it is a reclamation of Japan's crafts ...
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You don't often hear the words stuffed animal and artist together, but that's what Meriyasu Kataoka is, a stuffed animal artist, and she has quite a following in Japan. Her following is so ...
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There is a major shortage in hotel rooms as Tokyo continues to experience a tourism boom. This has led to all sorts of novelties, from Airbnb's advance in the local market to even love hotels ...
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And then there were five. Japan's Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism has selected five finalists for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics and Paralympics license plate design contest. Now the ...
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Carry your umbrella around in a truly Japanese style!
Next month, phone company KDDI will hold the "The morphology of mobile phones" exhibition to celebrate the art, design and innovation of their in-house design team: the au Design project. Running for ...
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Maker culture continues to grow in Japan with another base opening up, this time in Kyoto. FabCafe's new branch opens in the old capital on June 9th. Located on the ground floor of MTRL Kyoto, a ...
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Ribbonesia is the amazing art of Baku Maeda and Toru Yoshikawa. As the team's name suggests, it creates breathtaking ribbon art that showcases the beauty yet simplicity of the everyday ...
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When governor Yuriko Koike came to power she quickly set about making sweeping changes from her predecessor's administration. She put the controversial move of Tsukiji Market to Toyosu on ice. She ...
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Transform into Monkey D. Luffy and Red-Haired Shanks with these brilliantly original skin-care face masks!
The popular chain of designer capsule hotels 9 Hours will open a new branch and its first ever in Tokyo. The hotel opens on March 22nd in north Shinjuku's Okubo area, just two minutes' walk from JR ...
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Given the large increase in inbound tourist numbers in Japan, local authorities and service operators are on the lookout for ways to improve communication with all these newcomers. Experiencing ...
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Further cementing his place as the top star in Japanese architecture today, Kengo Kuma will next design a luxury hotel in Ginza set to open in early 2020. In addition to designing the new Yamanote ...
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Want your vegetables from somewhere with more personality than the usual supermarket or convenience store? Tokyo has a new designer greengrocer's where you can pick up some greens in a ...
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Stress relief inspired by traditional Japanese sports
Is it a musical instrument? Is it a coffee maker? Or just a wacky Rube Goldberg machine? Well, it's kind of all three. At the Nescafe Harajuku cafe from December 2nd until December 25th, ...
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Japanese artist and design extraordinaire Tokujin Yoshioka will create a new prism-themed installation at Shiseido Gallery in central Tokyo. Once again Yoshioka is returning to his regular ...
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Masamichi Katayama's Wonderwall has helped reopen the designer bar The Bank in the city of Kamakura, west of Tokyo. With interior design by Wonderwall, it has been restored to the way it was when it ...
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