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Greendo: Undulating Geothermal Homes Built Into the Side of a Mountain


all photos by Shinkenchiku-sha As if being a small island nation wasn’t enough, 73% of Japan’s land is occupied by uninhabitable mountainous regions.

Misa Sawairi Alters Her Environment With Whimsical Site-Specific Installations


“8 Cranes” | leaflets strewn across the street, transformed into paper cranes. Click images to enlarge If you’re walking down the street and you see a bunch of leaflets strewn across the ground but they’ve been meticulously folded into paper cranes, it’s not the work of a fairy.

Henn-na Hotel: World’s First Fully Robot-Staffed Hotel Opens in Japan


the check-in counter at Henn-na Hotel is staffed by 3 different robots In Japan there’s now a hotel you can stay in without ever having to deal with another human being.

After 14 Years Takashi Murakami is Returning to Japan For a Large Scale Solo Show


Depending on which side of the art critique spectrum you stand on, Takashi Murakami is either a boon to contemporary Japanese art or a blight and disease that is ruining otaku culture.

Revealed: The Tokyo 2020 Olympics Emblem Designed by Kenjiro Sano


In exactly 5 years – on July 24, 2020 – the Tokyo Olympics will open. So today the committee unveiled the official Tokyo 2020 emblems for the Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Japan’s Largest Treehouse is a Sprawling Structure Built Around a 300-year Old Tree


all photos by Koji Fujii / Nacasa and Partners Inc. Japanese Treehouse Creator Takashi Kobayashi has built over 120 treehouses in the past 15 years.

Maruhiro: A Japanese Pottery Shop With an Elevated Base Made From 25,000 Pieces of Imperfect Ceramics


All photos by Takumi Ota | click to enlarge The Maruhiro Flagship Store in Saga Prefecture recently underwent a dramatic remodeling.

18th Century Illustrated Animals by Keisai Kuwagata


Keisai Kuwagata’s artwork can be characterized by a loose, abbreviated style. In other words, cute! In mid-Edo period Japan there lived an artist by the name of Masayoshi Kitao.

Own a Piece of History With Recycled Seating From the Tokyo National Stadium


Although currently the center of a national debate and overall debacle, there is one nice story that’s come out of Tokyo’s National Stadium.

Sculptures of Kids Made From Books to Bring Librarians Back Into Libraries


all photos courtesy Miharu Matsunaga | click to enlarge We carry our childhood books with us to adulthood: the morals, the lessons, the values.

Exotic Plants From Around the World, On Display In Tokyo


all photos by Naohiro Tsukada Seijyun Nishihata is a plant hunter. He travels around Japan and the world collecting exotic, magical plants.

Japanese Manhole Cover Art Prints by David Robert


It’s no secret that Japanese manhole covers are some of the most intricate and colorful in the world.

Antiwar Posters by Graphic Designer Shigeo Fukuda


“Victory 1945″, one Fukuda’s best-known works, features a projectile heading straight at the opening of the barrel of a cannon If Shigeo Fukuda were alive today, I wonder what he would say; what he would make.

Sweet Dreams for Bibliophiles: Tokyo Is Getting a Bookshop Hotel


Tokyo is finally getting a bookshop where you can fall asleep in without being scolded. In September of 2015 book nerd dreams of falling asleep in bookshops will come true with the opening of BOOK AND BED TOKYO.

Exquisite Paintings of Wildlife by Atsu Harada


Atsu Harada’s “White Ghost” was the winner of the Endangered Wildlife category | click images to enlarge Late last month the David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation announced the awards for their annual Wildlife Artist of the Year Exhibition.

Images of Star Wars Reimagined as Gorgeous Ukiyo-e Prints


It’s been roughly 350 years since the advent of Ukiyo-e, and 38 years since the original Star Wars film.

Rise & Win Brewing: A Environmentally Conscious New Microbrewery in Tokushima


all photos courtesy Rise & Win Brewing Co. There’s a craft beer boom brewing in Japan. Craft beer has been popping up in every corner of the country.

Sponsor // Slow Hand Design: Thai design shown in Milan 2015


Seven leading Thai brands were chosen to showcase their innovative takes on traditional Thai craftsmanship at Slow Hand Design in Milan 2015.

Art Installed on the Streets of Japan by Spanish Artist Pejac


“Everyone is an artist” (2015). Kawasaki City, Kanagawa During the month of June, 2015 Spanish street artist Pejac was traveling through Asia installing whimsical, captivating and sometimes provocative street art.

The Japanese City Hall that Attracts More Visitors Than Amusement Parks


If you have plans to visit a City Hall you’re definitely not bragging to your friends about it. City Halls are stuffy places, with suits and paperwork.


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