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42 articles published


'Diaper sushi' a baby shower hit in Japan

National Oct 10, 2017

'Diaper sushi' a baby shower hit in Japan

An offbeat baby shower gift evoking one of Japan's most famous culinary exports is a sales hit. Orders for "diaper sushi," which combine white nappies as "rice" and pink bibs as "shrimp" topping, are nonstop for seller Wire Mama, publisher of a child-care information ...

Tokyo remodels the 'design event'

Art Oct 10, 2017

Tokyo remodels the 'design event'

by Danielle Demetriou

If Akio Aoki had his way, there would be one new word included in dictionaries across the globe: "Designart." The Tokyo-based designer is one of a team of high-profile creators united in their desire to transcend the boundaries of all things art and design with ...

It's the season to see Japan's best ceramics

Art Oct 10, 2017

It's the season to see Japan's best ceramics

by Robert Yellin

This autumn, there are not one, but two extraordinary ceramic art exhibitions showing in Tokyo. The first highlights the solo works and private collection of Tokyo's Seimei Tsuji (1927-2008) at The National Museum of Modern Art Crafts Gallery, while the other is a dual-exhibition ...