Olympic Mascots www3.nhk.or.jp

Organizers of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics have begun accepting design entries for the Games' mascots.

Acceptance of the Internet-only applications began at noon on Tuesday. About 200 pe...

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The Tokyoiter Illustration Project www.thetokyoiter.com

The Tokyoiter is made by illustration and drawing freaks who are willing to present the talent of artists they like to a larger audience. Some of us are illustrators and some are just living in Tok...

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Viral Artist Mixes Coffee Cups, Tokyo & Instagram blog.gaijinpot.com

“Sometimes, I pick coffee based on how big the cup is,” says the 30-year-old with a smile.

That’s because it affects his style of creating coffee-cup illustrations that explore everyday life in in ...

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A place to pray, and cosplay the-japan-news.com

SASAYAMA, Hyogo — Daikokuji temple in Sasayama is dubbed the “Shoso-in of the Tanba area” after the repository in Nara that dates back to the eighth century. Tanba is the area in Hyogo Prefecture w...

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'The Japanese House' exhibition at The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo www.blouinartinfo.com

The National Museum of Modern Art presents "The Japanese House: Architecture and Life after 1945” at their Tokyo venue.

The exhibition is an attempt to introduce 75 houses by 56 groups of Japanese ...

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Kengo Kuma to design new Meiji Jingu Museum www.japantrends.com

A new museum will open in Meiji Shrine (or Meiji Jingu), the central Tokyo shrine linked to the Imperial Family that is one of the most popular tourist attractions in the city.

Designed by Kengo Ku...

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Joint Chopsticks Inspired by Japanese Joinery Techniques www.spoon-tamago.com

Product designer Yuma Kano and Japanese carpenter Katsuhisa Toda collaborated to create a series of chopsticks inspired by traditional wood joinery techniques.

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Ninja birthplace cities jointly promote tourism www3.nhk.or.jp

Two cities in central Japan regarded as the birthplace of ninjas, or feudal era secret agents, have launched a council to attract more tourists from home and abroad.

The cultural assets related to ...

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Origami-inspired architecture brings diamond lattices to Tokyo's shopping district www.wired.co.uk

This lacy façade is made from 5,315 aluminium panels, capable of sliding on hidden rails. It's the frontage of Ginza Place, on a corner of Ginza Crossing, Tokyo's equivalent of Times Square. Tokyo-...

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Art of Figure Making: Overwatch, Good Smile Company and Nendoroids otakumode.com

Ryoma Enomoto, Planning Division United States Leader at Good Smile Company, talks about his job and their recent collaboration with Blizzard Entertainment for their Overwatch Nendoroid figures, Me...

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