A Sculpture of a Buddhist Deity Made From 20,000 Beetles www.spoon-tamago.com

Located roughly an hour north from central Tokyo is a fairly nondescript government building: Itakura Town Hall in Gifu prefecture. The building houses a small gallery that counts among its collect...

posted by  banzaitokyo | 8 months, 2 weeks ago | 1 comment

Japanese artist carves these intricate patterns using regular vegetables www.instagram.com

A Japanese artist carves vegetables publishing his works for everybody to see and use (if needed). The line in the description says: "carving

posted by  banzaitokyo | 8 months, 2 weeks ago | 2 comments

JAPAN 99+1 Project Promotes Design-centric Travel tokyocheapo.com

Want to add a more creative touch to your trip to Japan? While famous for temples, cherry trees, and street fashion, Japan is becoming more and more known as a destination for design-centric travel...

posted by  banzaitokyo | 8 months, 2 weeks ago | 1 comment

Photos from the Kyoto University Graduation Ceremony www.sankei.com

I would really like to know what's the story and tradition behind the cosplay at the Kyoto University Graduation Ceremony. Unfortunately I don't read Japanese so my imagination is running wild when...

posted by  banzaitokyo | 8 months, 3 weeks ago | 1 comment

Netflix is working on a remake of Death Note. Watch the trailer. www.theverge.com

A live-action version of Death Note is coming to Netflix later this year, and we’ve just gotten the first teaser trailer. Here, Light Turner (The Fault In Our Stars’ Nat Wolff) finds the titular De...

posted by  banzaitokyo | 8 months, 3 weeks ago | 1 comment

The Eccentric Artwork of Kawanabe Kyosai www.spoon-tamago.com

From cute cats and landscapes to the occult and the erotic, nothing was off bounds for this eccentric 19th century Japanese artist. But it was his extraordinary wit and humor that set him apart fro...

posted by  banzaitokyo | 8 months, 3 weeks ago | 0 comments

Will the nuclear disaster effect the 2020 Olympics?

It has been 9 years since that nuclear disaster effected Fukushima. I know a lot of people worried for many months after the incident but even now, still there is worry over the radiation and toxic...

posted by  BarbaraEbara | 8 months, 3 weeks ago | 1 comment

Why Japanese TV Shows Are So Weird?

At some point in life we’ve all thought “why Japanese TV shows are so weird” but are they really? Japanese TV Shows are well known throughout the world as being weird, over the top, obnoxious and s...

posted by  ssj1236 | 8 months, 4 weeks ago | 3 comments

BABYMETAL To Release 'Live At Tokyo Dome' In April www.blabbermouth.net

Japanese pop-metal sensation BABYMETAL will release "Live At Tokyo Dome", on April 1. The 2 Blu-ray + 4 CD set captures the band's two September 2016 concerts at Tokyo Dome which saw BABYMETAL perf...

posted by  banzaitokyo | 9 months ago | 1 comment

A Japanese Steel Company’s Beautiful Briefcase www.spoon-tamago.com

Konstella is a new brand of stylish carrying cases made by Japanese steel company Toyo Steel. The Osaka-based manufacturer specializes in utilitarian lightweight steel products like tool boxes and ...

posted by  banzaitokyo | 9 months ago | 3 comments


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