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Sacred Places: Kenro Izu Magnificent Monuments Of Worship And Spirituality
Over the last twenty-five years, Kenro Izu has taken photographs of religious sites in use for millennia, from Asia to the Pacific Islands, from the Middle East to Europe. Invariably, for want of a better description, these were places that were possessed of 'spirituality'. Izu made 'documents' of ...  More
Nov. 10, 2017
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Kazuki Takamatsu Translucent, Haunting Black And White Paintings
Kazuki Takamatsu was born in Sendai, Miyagi in 1978. Influenced by media and subculture growing up, he attended the Department of Oil Painting at Tohoku University of Art & Design and graduated in 2001. Takamatsu’s haunting black and white imagery explores narratives of death and society, through ...  More
Oct. 31, 2017
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HUSH Magnificent Geishas Using Modern Action Painting, Collage And Graffiti
HUSH’s new solo exhibition, titled 'Remix', is currently hosted at Corey Helford Gallery, Los Angeles from Oct. 28 through Nov. 25, 2017. 'Remix' is the artist’s third solo with the gallery and will feature all new works, including paintings and works on paper.  ...  More
Oct. 29, 2017
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Tomoo Gokita Disturbing Grayscale Paintings With Concealed Or Erased Faces
Tomoo Gokita was born in 1969 in Tokyo, Japan. Gokita briefly studied drawing and painting at a local art college in 1988 and worked as a graphic designer early in his career. He was a recipient of the 80th Annual Art Directors Club Award in 2001. Gokita gained a strong reputation in fashion and ...  More
Oct. 26, 2017
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Lulu Hashimoto Aka LuluIdoll: Cute, Impressive, Disturbing Human Doll
Lulu Hashimoto aka LuluIdoll is the world's first 'living doll fashion model', and you can actually become her by putting on a realistic body suit consisting of doll head mask, a wig and stockings patterned with doll-like joints. As you can see in the photos below, the effect is pretty disturbing. ...  More
Oct. 1, 2017
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Benedikt Partenheimer Haunting Pictures Of Japanese Glowing Vending Machines
Benedikt Partenheimer is a photographer who currently lives in Berlin, Germany. He studied Philosophy, History and Art History at the LMU University in Munich and Photography at the RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia and at Parsons School for Design in New York. During his studies in New York ...  More
Sep. 29, 2017
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Laurence Bouchard’s Amazing Street Photography Shot With An IPhone
Laurence Bouchard is a street photographer based in Tokyo. His medium is the iPhone, arguably the most accessible form of technology on the planet. Laurence’s choice of photographic equipment may be very far from the pinnacle of photographic innovation, but that’s the point. It’s entirely ...  More
Sep. 21, 2017
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Aurore De La Morinerie’s Delicate And Gorgeous Fashion Illustrations Inspired By Calligraphy And Chinese Painting
French artist and illustrator, Aurore de La Morinerie graduated as a fashion designer from the Ecole superieure des Arts appliques Duperre, in Paris. At the same time, she attends class of calligraphy and Chinese painting during several years. This education, to which she dedicated herself, lead her ...  More
Sep. 21, 2017
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Kei Meguro’s Alluring Babes In Black And White With A Graphic Pop Of Color
Kei Meguro was born in Tokyo, Japan and is currently a working illustrator and graphic designer living in New York with her french-bulldog/Pekingese mix assistant, Momo. Meguro began as a self taught artist from a young age and much of what she has learned has come from her interaction and ...  More
Sep. 18, 2017
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Sayaka Ganz’s Impressive Sculptures Of Galloping Horses From Reclaimed Objects
Sayaka Ganz: 'I grew up with Shinto animist belief that all things in the world have spirits. Thus, when I see discarded items on the street or thrift store shelves, I feel a deep sadness for them and I am moved to make these abandoned objects happy. My sympathy goes out equally to all discarded ...  More
Sep. 14, 2017
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Keisuke’s Spectacular Photographs Of Summer Firework Festivals In Japan
25 years old Japanese photographer Keisuke has received numerous awards for his landscape photography of Japan. This summer, he traveled across Japan to several firework shows and captured the most eye-opening moments of these night-time events. There are some 200 firework festivals called 'hanabi ...  More
Sep. 13, 2017
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Master Krono: Vintage Luxury Bicycles Creates An Amazing Bicycle Customized With Traditional Japanese Art
Javier Jubete is the owner of Vintage Luxury Bicycles, an atelier that specializes in reworking exotic classics with extremely rare components - mainly those by Campagnolo - and usually plated in gold. Javier’s latest celebrates the two cultures of Italy and Japan: a Master Krono bike intricately ...  More
Sep. 10, 2017
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Solo Houses: Japanese Firm TNA Architects Creates An Inverted Pyramid House
This upside down concrete pyramid is one of 12 'Solo House' projects located in Matarraña, a mountainous area in the eastern part of Spain. That broader project is an attempt by French developer Christian Bourdais with the aim to populate the landscape with small resort-style dwellings. Tokyo-based ...  More
Sep. 9, 2017
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Miniature Garden: Yuka Sakuma’s Delicate Portrayal Of Blooming Young Women
The gap between adolescence and experience is endlessly explored in Yuka Sakuma's work, who makes her US debut with her series, 'Miniature Garden'. In Sakuma's ink paintings, innocence can be found in the growth of one-self and the trials of falling in love. Most of her paintings portray young girls ...  More
Aug. 28, 2017
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Stay Gold: Ken Flewellyn Explores The Intersection Of Diverse Cultures
California-based artist Ken Flewellyn's work is an interpretation of how cultures interact in modern society. Flewellyn's realist style redefines the traditional Japanese woman, putting sneakers on her feet and a boombox in her hands. His oil paintings emphasize the versatility of urban identity ...  More
Aug. 5, 2017
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Hill Of The Buddha By Tadao Ando Is A Stunning Place With A Giant Buddha Statue That Invites To Meditation
Born in 1941, Tadao Ando is one of the most renowned contemporary Japanese architects. Characteristics of his work include large expanses of unadorned architectural concrete walls combined with wooden or stone floors and large windows. Active natural elements, like sun, rain, and wind are a ...  More
Jul. 25, 2017
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Kito Fujio Gives A Strange And Fantastic Feel To Japan Kids Playgrounds
Japanese freelance photographer Kito Fujio captures children's playgrounds throughout Japan. The sculptural, cement-molded play equipment is often modeled after animals that children would be familiar with. But they also take on the form of robots, abstract geometric forms and sometimes even ...  More
Jul. 1, 2017
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Japanese Farmer Breeds Sweet, Tasty, Ultra Rare WHITE STRAWBERRIES Sold $10 Each
In Japan, there's a specialty fruit craze sweeping the nation, from square watermelons to grapes the size of Ping-Pong balls.  ...  More
Jun. 23, 2017
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Japanese Company Samurai Age Makes Samurai Armor For Cats And Dogs
Samurai Age, a Japanese company that specializes in handmade samurai helmet and armor bottle covers, has released a lineup of samurai armor for pets to show off their warrior spirit! Pets are already like loyal samurais that go by our side and protect us, so they surely deserve it. Samurai Age ...  More
Jun. 3, 2017
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A Woman Has Been Spotted In Japan Wearing These PIGEON SHOES
One Japanese woman was spotted wearing these pigeons shoes in public, and after photos of her extravagant footwear appeared on the internet everyone started asking 'why?'. Given the trends of nowadays fashion, however, don't be surprised if these bad boys rise from the streets of Japan to the ...  More
May. 26, 2017
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Hilarious: Japanese T-Shirts With Catchphrases In ENGRISH
'Engrish' is a form of English characterized by bad translation from Japanese by someone who is decent at translating vocabulary but has a poor grasp of English grammar. It tends to be a word-by-word literal translation with humorous results for native English speakers. The term 'Engrish' comes from ...  More
Mar. 13, 2017
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