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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Stay In A Japanese Castle For Only $9,000 A Night kotaku.com

Starting next year, Ozu Castle in Ehime Prefecture will open its doors to tourists willing to cough up a cool 1 million yen ($9,250) per couple for a night’s stay. This is not the only castle in Japa…

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A shop of strange inventions www.ntv.co.jp

A shop owned by Nobumichi Tosa, a member of Maywa Denki sells all kinds of strange inventions - baseball that farts, robot that claps hands when someone approaches it. The owner hopes that the displa…

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Whimsical Ceramic Banana Peel Art by Koji Kasatani www.spoon-tamago.com

The banana peel is perhaps one of the most recognizable symbols of humor. If I had a banana for every time someone slipped on a banana peel in a vaudeville show or movie, I’d have… well, a lot of ban…

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Dream Job: Studio Ghibli Is Looking For People To Work In Japan www.konbini.com

if you're good at Japanese and 2D animation, the Studio has just published a job offer for a digital artist. The skills required are quite classic for this type of post: you should be aged over 20 an…

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Avengers Endgame Characters Rendered in Ukiyo-e Style by Illustrator Takumi www.spoon-tamago.com

Avengers Endgame, the culmination of the 22-film story, is hitting theaters in the U.S. this week and anticipation among fans is high. One of those fans happens to be Japanese illustrator Takumi, who…

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