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Shinji-Nakaba

Pearl Skulls by Shinji Nakaba

Shinji Nakaba is a Tokyo-based jewelry designer who’s been creating since 1974. Everything he makes is wearable, and Nakaba often uses unconventional materials to create his pieces. These intricately carved pearl skulls are…

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group_inou – EYE or the Google Street View Music Video

Japanese band group inou used a popular Javascript hyperlapse utility for Google Street View to great effect in the music video for their song “Eye”.

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Pocket-sized Life by Tatsuya Tanaka

Since 2011, Tatsuya Tanaka (Instagram) has been engaged in his “miniature calendar”, a project in which he created pocket-sized scene of everyday life, on a daily basis.

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Networks – SIZQ

This is a second epic animation hailing Japan this week (previous). This time talented CG animator Yoshino Kohei created a trippy music video for Tokio-based electronic trio Networks

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Japanese Retailer Installs 25,000 Piece Pottery Installation

Ceramics from the region of Hasami are amongst the most renowned in Japan, and here find new life within the retail space of compatriot manufacturer Maruhiro. Instead of throwing away “seconds” – that…

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Caravan Tokyo

Here is Tokyo’s most unique rental, being a 100% Japanese-made, custom-built caravan. Constructed by local craftspeople and perfect for a two-person getaway, the intriguing dwelling place features a double bed, dining nook, storage…

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Back in 80’s by Yoka Honda

Tokyo-based artist Yoka Honda is deeply inspired by limited colours of CGA, later EGA-palette games of our childhood

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Japanese Paper Music Animation for Sasanomaly

I bet you won’t stop watching this mind bending paper animation till the end. Japanese production company P.I.C.S. owns a portfolio you will stuck for hours after watching their latest video created for…

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Lexus Hoverboard #Lexushover

You might have seen a lot of “Back to the Future” concepts incl latest one HUVR. But Lexus promises new experience with Hoverboard SLIDE designed by Haruhiko Tanahashi.

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Memories of Tokyo

“A cinematic journey through Japan’s capital during full cherry blossom season. Filmed across a week in April, portraying the many faces of Tokyo – from bustling business streets to cosplay districts, urban girl-bands,…

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The Art of Tomomichi Morifuji

Japanese artist Tomomichi Morifuji creates visual poems using simple photography. You can check his project ARHA as well as personal Tumblr

Chiharu-Shiota

The Key in the Hand by Chiharu Shiota

For the Venice Art Biennale 2015, artist Chiharu Shiota introduced an installation named “The Key in the Hand” a gigantic spider web made of red wool threads where we can see 50 000…

 

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all-day Banksy’s Dismaland 2015
Banksy’s Dismaland 2015
Aug 22 – Sep 27 all-day
Banksy's Dismaland 2015 @ Dismaland
Dismal Land – a festival of art, amusements and entry-level anarchism. Are you looking for an alternative to the sugar-coated tedium of the average family day out? Or just somewhere a lot cheaper?...
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2015
all-day Burning Man 2015
Burning Man 2015
Aug 30 – Sep 7 all-day
Burning Man 2015 @ Burning Man
Burning Man is where Mad Max meets Mad Artists. Once a year, tens of thousands of people gather in Nevada’s Black Rock Desert to create Black Rock City, a temporary metropolis dedicated to...

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