Tokyo SkyTree Live Webcam

With our friends at Juyoh Hotel we have installed this webcam so you could see the live stream of the beautiful Tokyo SkyTree.

posted by  banzaitokyo | 1 year ago | 4 comments


Art Student’s 407-Piece Hand-Carved Wooden Clock Literally Writes The Time www.ablogtowatch.com

Suzuki Kango is a 22-year-old senior student in product design from Zao City, Miyagi Prefecture, Japan, close to Yamagata City, Yamagata Prefecture, where the university is located. After he posted a…

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Mile-Long Wooden Xylophone Plays Bach in Japanese Forest dornob.com

While music and design may not seem to go hand in hand at first glance, a giant mile-long xylophone certainly fits the bill for both. After all, it’s likely the only instrument on the planet that can…

posted by  banzaitokyo | 9 months ago | 0 comments


Stump Chair by Satoshi Itasaka www.spoon-tamago.com

Designer Satoshi Itasaka has created Stump Chair, a highly durable, functioning chair made entirely from excess fabric from the fast fashion industry. This excess fabric is typically disposed of at b…

posted by  banzaitokyo | 10 months, 3 weeks ago | 0 comments


“Morisada’s Sketches”: A One-Man Encyclopedia of Edo-Period Cultural Differences www.nippon.com

Japan’s long-running rivalry between the west of the country, including the old capital of Kyoto, and the new capital of Edo (now Tokyo) in the east has fostered regional cultural differences. Kitaga…

posted by  banzaitokyo | 10 months, 3 weeks ago | 0 comments


Aomori Art and Archeology www.tokyoartbeat.com

Aomori’s artistry thrived all the way back in the Jomon period (13,000–300 BC). This era was named for the cord markings on its pottery, a decorative practice that would develop into intricate variat…

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Design Art Tokyo kicks off this week, transforming the city into an open air museum www.spoon-tamago.com

Beginning this Friday, October 23, 2020, the annual Design Art Tokyo descends upon the city, transforming retailers and cafes and all sorts of venues into galleries. For 12 days, Tokyo becomes an ope…

posted by  banzaitokyo | 11 months ago | 0 comments


Seasonal Winds of Change Blow Through the Colorful Paintings of Ayune Shojima www.spoon-tamago.com

Japanese painter Ayune Shojima creates colorful oil paintings filled with flora and fauna that seemingly overflow from the canvas. In her new series titled “Circle of Wind,” Shojima illustrates the s…

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Kenzo Takada remembered for style that meant 'freedom for the woman’s body' www.theguardian.com

The fashion world has paid tribute to the Japanese designer Kenzo Takada, who has died aged 81 after contracting Covid-19 in France, describing him as a man of “energy, kindness and talent” whose int…

posted by  banzaitokyo | 11 months, 2 weeks ago | 0 comments


Japan scraps overly competitive mascot contest www.theguardian.com

Yuru-kyara competition ‘lost original purpose’ after aggressive campaigning by prefectures

A cuddly fairy on a mission to “deliver happiness” to her disaster-hit hometown has been crowned Japan’s mos…

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Canon Crafts Kiriko Glasses Inspired by the Camera Lens www.spoon-tamago.com

Camera aficionados take note: Canon has teamed up with a craftswoman to create drinking glasses inspired by the camera lens and made from the traditional Edo Kiriko craft of cut glass. Two varieties …

posted by  banzaitokyo | 11 months, 3 weeks ago | 0 comments

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