Category Archives: Art

Reset – Beyond Fukushima

Ever since the first days following the disastrous events that took place in Japan in March 2011, photojournalist Kazuma Obara has been visiting the sites and the people affected. He even visited the Fukushima power plant itself, where he talked … Continue reading

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Encyclopedia of flowers

Encyclopedia of Flowers is a visual exploration of the breathtaking floral arrangements by Makoto Azuma – encounters of unusual, sometimes exotic plants that wouldn’t typically occur in nature. With his meticulously composed photographs, Shunsuke Shiinoki exposes the flowers’ tenuous existence, … Continue reading

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Amsterdam based visual artist Niko Lanzuisi is raising funds through indiegogo in order to create “a series of short documentary films showing aspects of Tokyo’s creative culture that usually remain inaccessible to those outside of the respective scenes, especially if … Continue reading

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Mariko Mori & Ross Lovegrove

Industrial designer Ross Lovegrove interviews Japanese video and photographic artist Mariko Mori. (Source: Crane TV Video Magazine)

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Hoozuki lamp by Sachie Muramatsu

Sachie Muramatsu is a lighting artist based in Japan. Using washi (traditional Japanese paper), she has created many lamps inspired by nature. This is called “Hoozuki Lamp” inspired by a winter cherry.

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Architecture for dogs

Japanese architect Kenya Hara, also known as the creative director of Muji, curated the project “Architecture for dogs”, and international architects and designers participated in it. The design templates will be available at on November 15th, and dog owners … Continue reading

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“Shin typo” by Dainippon Typo Kumiai

Dainippon Typo Kumiai (Japan Experimental Typography Association)was invited to a workshop held at Tama Art University Interactive Design Course this summer, and they have created the new font by using their own bodies and some tools. It is possible to … Continue reading

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Nakanoshima hotel by Tatzu Nishi

Japanese artist Tatzu Nishi turned a part of a public toilet into a hotel. It is a public toilet at Nakanoshima park in Osaka, Japan. Nishi turned it into a twenty-two square meter hotel room, which is equipped with a … Continue reading

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The space of flowers and birds

Tatsuya Matsui’s “Bird Robot” has been exhibited at Pola Museum Annex. Tatsuya Matsui is a robotic/product designer, whose work has been shown at museums and galleries around the world including MoMA and Venice biennale. He says that the idea of … Continue reading

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OSORO concept movie by WOW

WOW, a vidual design studio based in Tokyo, created a concept movie for OSORO, an environmentally friendly tableware system, manufactured by Narumi. OSORO tableware is made to be used for multiple purposes: preparation, presearving, cooking, searving, and they are dishwasher … Continue reading

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