As London's new cultural hub of all things Japanese, Japan House London's minimalist interiors, striking central spiral staircase, displays of nnovative design, art and architectural works and classy top-floor restaurant impressively avoid the all-too-easy preconceptions about Japan.
In the entrance of Nousaku in Takaoka, Toyama Prefecture, a group of schoolchildren skip by and point excitedly at an eclectic display of hundreds of brightly colored objects. Other visitors, meanwhile, look down in wonder toward the concrete floor, where a huge golden silhouette ...
Maywa Denki, Japan's "parallel-world electric company" celebrates quarter of a century of wacky art performances, peculiar gadgets and lots of humor.
The first branch of Kungyokudo, Japan’s oldest incense supplier, opened near Tokyo Station on April 26, and despite how it might appear on paper, it’s a very good fit. The brightly lit Tokyo flagship is housed in the Kitte building, the former Japan Post sorting ...
Designer-programmer and founder of games studio Dadako talks about unlocked achievements and life in Japan.
Inspired by retro vibes, hip-hop, street slang and graffiti, artist Rob Judges says be unique and don't succumb to all the new tech of today.
Nendo offers creative advice, Perrocaliente updates the past and Nousaku invokes flower power
With its tiered roof, latticed exterior and exposed beams, the new Issey Miyake Kyoto flagship is more than just a store; it's a celebration of one of Kyoto's best-known traditional structures — the machiya.
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From sculptural memo pads and kanji-inspired interiors to artisan collaborations and cat furniture — the internet loves Japanese design.