Doraemon Gadgets Modified for Daily Use otakumode.com

This tote is the perfect size for holding a bag of toast. Although it might not be the ultimate mnemonic aid you expected, at least the eating part still stands.

posted by  banzaitokyo | 10 months, 2 weeks ago | 0 comments


NAKED Gives Hanami a High-Tech Twist at Nijo Castle otakumode.com

Kyoto’s Nijo Castle may be known as one of the city’s most traditional tourist spots but cutting edge artist NAKED is about to bring the area into the modern age for cherry blossom viewing season. ...

posted by  banzaitokyo | 10 months, 2 weeks ago | 0 comments


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 | 10 months, 3 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 | 10 months, 4 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 | 10 months, 4 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 | 11 months 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 | 11 months 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 | 11 months 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 | 11 months 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 | 11 months, 1 week ago | 3 comments

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