Yayoi Kusama Designs a Balloon for the 2019 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade www.architecturaldigest.com

Come next Thursday, November 28, that’s exactly what will take to the skies in the annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York.
As part of the retailer’s Blue Sky Gallery program, established i…

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Tatsuo Horiuchi - the Michelangelo of Microsoft Excel

When Tatsuo Horiuchi retired, he decided to try his hand at art. But instead of spending money on paints and brushes, Horiuchi used what he already had pre-installed on his computer—Microsoft Excel. …

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3-D model of Japanese ukiyo-e woodblock print The Great Wave stuns people in Japan 【Video】 soranews24.com

Hokusai’s acclaimed centuries-old 2-D artwork looks even more beautiful in 3-D.
The Great Wave off Kanagawa is one of Japan’s most famous ukiyo-e woodblock prints, created by master artist Hokusai in…

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Hokusai: old man, crazy to paint www.1843magazine.com

The aim of Hokusai, a Japanese artist, was to live – and work – beyond the age of 100.
Hokusai was very attentive to how they were made, entrusting his drawings to skilled carvers who inked up the ca…

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Iconic Neighborhoods of Tokyo Beautifully Rendered in Paper Relief Images www.spoon-tamago.com

Shibuya CrossingEach image is made from a unique Japanese paper known as pachika, developed by paper company Takeo.
The characteristics of the paper are such that when heated, the surface turns trans…

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5 year anniversiry of Asakusa woodblock printing studio Mokuhankan mokuhankan.com

David Bull's Asakusa woodblock print shop is celebrating its fifth anniversary. They are celebrating it by giving away a bunch of woodblock prints.

The Prizes

There will be five Grand Prizes, one for…

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Tokyo Game Show 9/14~9/15 expo.nikkeibp.co.jp

Today is the first press day for this year’s Tokyo Game Show (the four-day expo won’t be open to the public until Saturday).

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Sculptures Carved From a Single Block of Wood by Moe Nakamura www.spoon-tamago.com

After obtaining her MFA from Joshibi University of Art and Design in 2012, Nakamura has been showing her work in Japan and Asia for the last several years. Her latest exhibition, “remember you,” is c…

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"Bento watch" is the smallest bento in the world.
With a diameter 30mm. Ultra light weigh but hyper rich nutrition.
Revolutional "Phytorich" Vegitable developed by Takii Seed and 4 Japanese Professio…

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Posters for the Chinese Theatrical Release of Spirited Away www.spoon-tamago.com

Eighteen years after the release of Spirited Away in Japan, China is getting an official theatrical release next week. And just as he did with the release of My Neighbor Totoro late last year, Chine…

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