Under the well of the Great Wave off Kanagawa By Hokusai was sold for $1.1m www.christies.com

KATSUSHIKA HOKUSAI (1760-1849)
Kanagawa oki nami ura (Under the well of the Great Wave off Kanagawa)
Woodblock print, from the series Fugaku sanjurokkei (Thirty-six views of Mount Fuji), signed Hokus…

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The 2021 Japan Packaging Design Awards www.spoon-tamago.com

Every two years the JPDA (Japan Packaging Design Association) celebrates excellence in packaging design by hosting the Japan Packaging Design Awards. The winners of the 2021 Awards were just announce…

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New Large Scale Structure Planned For Jingumae Crossing in Harajuku www.spoon-tamago.com

The face of one of Tokyo’s most famous crossings continues to change. The West corner of Jingumae Crossing has largely remained unchanged for the past 50 years. But when the iconic Condomania relocat…

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Bakers, Knitters and Illustrators are Remixing the 2025 Osaka Expo Logo www.spoon-tamago.com

Earlier this week Osaka announced that they had chosen a bizarre, googly-eyed character as their logo for the upcoming 2025 Osaka Expo. And over the next 24 hours the Japanese public reception appear…

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Artist Transforms 70-Year Old Countryside Train Station into Immersive Art Installation www.spoon-tamago.com

A 70-year old train station in Inakadate Village, located in the Northern region of Aomori prefecture, has received an unexpected facelift. A local artist who goes by the name Goma was commissioned t…

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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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