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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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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Stress relief inspired by traditional Japanese sports
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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Capsule hotels continue to evolve and transform. Long the preserve of curious tourists and cheap travelling workers, the capsule hotel was never priced out by internet cafes and the like until ...
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Roppongi continues to throw off its sleazy reputation and become a major art and design destination in Tokyo. A new art building opens on October 21st, bringing together three major gallery ...
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Inspired by Japan's "beer girl" baseball match vendors
The previously announced new Yamanote Line stop between Shinagawa and Tamachi stations will be designed by Kengo Kuma, said JR East on September 6th. Set to open provisionally in spring 2020, ...
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Earlier this year we reported on the opening of Archi-Depot, Japan's first architecture models museum. The company behind the museum, Warehouse Terrada, is actually pioneering a whole new art ...
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At the risk of become a news site exclusively about teamLab, another major development in the space of a week merits a new story about the interdisciplinary technology and design group. Hot on the ...
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The creative unit teamLab is already making a big splash this summer with its incredible digital flowers installation in Odaiba. If that's not enough for you, you could also catch teamLab's ...
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Japanese pet products like to do things differently! These fun and flexible boxes allow you to build a maze for your cat to explore.
Last year we reported on a stunning series of concept mobility vehicles and musical instruments by Yamaha. Now Yamaha is back with more, though this time it is just their motoring arm. The two ...
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After previous successes such as Infinity of Flowers with Gucci and Night Wonder Aquarium, teamLab has now teamed up with online retailer DMM and Fuji TV to create a new major summer attraction in ...
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As reported last year, Warehouse Terrada will officially open Japan's first architecture model museum in Tokyo on June 18th. Exhibiting architecture is always difficult. Although there are regular ...
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