Japanese craft events have taken a blow in 2020. “On: Design” looks at one that did manage to take place, and another that has gone digital.
Mio Yamada is the Art, Life & Style editor of The Japan Times. A former magazine editor and trends researcher, when she's not perusing galleries you'll find her taking photos and being distracted by shiny objects. She's also surprisingly British.
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Since the kickoff of plastic bag fees at shops in Japan, there’s been no shortage of new eco-bags. “On: Design” has a few designer alternatives to the tote.
The art collective teamLab, known for its dazzling immersive exhibitions, has opened a new museum of interactive digital installations in Fukuoka.
Dentist Ayako Zenitani has a few tips for those who are worried about getting their teeth checked.
The sixth annual Omotenashi Selection recognized 68 products for good design and cultural relevance. Three homeware items caught On: Design’s eye.
Whether it’s a verdant backyard or a colorful window box, plants are making a comeback in the home.
Board games have received an upgrade thanks to some talented Japanese designers.
Japan House London has launched a virtual tour of “Anno’s Journey: The World of Anno Mitsumasa,” its recent exhibition celebrating Japanese illustrator and storyteller Mitsumasa Anno.
From face shields to social distancing apps, made-in-Japan creativity has got you covered.
Sheltering in place may just get you thinking more about design. Luckily, there are plenty of videos online that can help in this endeavor.