Japanese Lacquer Ware nihon-ichiban.com

Japanese Craft using Lacquer Real Japanese lacquer is an organic substance made from the sap of the urushi tree (Rhus verniciflua). The sap is collected by scratching the tree and it then is refine...

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Kumu: A New Gallery in Tokyo To Showcase Craftsmanship From Around Japan www.spoon-tamago.com

Kumu (written ??, in Japanese) means to connect or unite. And it’s the name of Noriko Konuma’s new gallery space nestled in the Bakurocho neighborhood Northeast of central Tokyo. True to their name...

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Hatsune Miku iDoll is singing, dancing mini robot www.japantrends.com

Regular readers will recall the iDoll, a mini robotic doll prototype by Hakuhodo and Yukai Engineering. In another effort to promote the prototype and expand its commercial prospects, the designers...

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You Can Get WHAT in a Vending Machine in Japan??

Vending machines in Japan often amaze foreigners, because of the range of products they offer. The saying goes "the only thing you cannot buy in a vending machine is another vending machine&qu...

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My recap of the 2016 3D printing exhibition in Tokyo - Aniwaa www.aniwaa.com

This article is written by Pierre-Antoine, co-founder of Aniwaa and post-doctorate researcher at Tokyo Institute of Technology ( ) on the topic of 3D printed interfaces for virtual reality applicat...

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Your perfect Japanese holiday – Nakajima Tatemono in Tokyo

Foreigners coming to Japan think they can only find Japanese style rooms with Onsen and local, delicious Sushi shops at “really traditional places” like Kyoto. Tokyo, with it’s flashy lights and no...

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Harajuku Guide

Takeshita-dori Street, Harajuku, Tokyo Green and pleasant Harajuku is Tokyo's most established center of street fashion. While other areas rival it in terms of hip, Harajuku still reigns when it co...

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Head, Shoulders, Knees, and Toes: Japanese Anatomy Vocabulary 101

You know what’s more embarrassing than falling on your butt in front of everyone in Japan? Not knowing how to say butt in the first place.

You know what’s more anxiety-inducing than giving a speec...

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Granbell: A New Design Hotel Opens In Shibuya
the main lobby of the newly renovated Grandbell Hotel Shibuya | all photos by Nacasa & Partners

Want to stay in room that only comes to life when the lights are turned down? What about a ro...

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Japanese robot vacuum cleaner that chats to you as it cleans the carpet - and even texts you pictures of your home

These small cleaning robots are getting more and more popular, especially among girls and women who stay alone.

You can even control Cocorobo from your iPhone and ask it questions A new Japanese r...

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