Everything in this ad from Shizuoka, Japan, came from an orange, with absolutely no photoshop used. Pieces of fruit was literally dissected and arranged in a meticulous fashion in order to design this beautiful poster for a local newspaper. I can’t imagine the time and effort that went into creating this, but I love the […]
This gorgeously modern house perches delicately on a cliff overlooking Kyoto, Japan. It is a perfect triangle, absolutely clean and geometric. One wall is entirely made of glass, allowing for a flood of natural light. The house design Mega is clever and well planned. It sits atop steel beams which provide the necessary support for […]
In Japan, ad agency Absolute Territory PR has begun to advertise on the once-unclaimed real estate of … wait for it … girls thighs. Now any girl over the age of 18 can be paid to be a walking billboard. The only requirements are that they have to wear the stamped-on ad for eight hours […]
Air travel and sushi are two things we love, but don’t necessarily picture together. So it’s pretty neat that SushiAirways boldly mashes up both. Its interiors are playfully modeled after the Douglas DC-3, an American fixed-wing aircraft that was big in the 1930s, while Jap cuisine is served by staff dressed in matching uniforms reminiscent […]
At French restaurant Ne Quittez Pas in Tokyo, which serves up southern French cuisine with fresh seafood from Misaki, Kanagawa as well as green produce, you can also find soil in your food. It’s not of the accidental variety either. Owner-chef Toshio Tanabe, who has previously worked at Michelin-starred restaurants, recently started offering customers a […]
Any time a piece of abstract art can make me feel uncomfortable, I want to talk about it. And this one mesmerizes, too. Kazumasa Teshigawara made this experimental website/video-art piece in response to the nuclear meltdown in Japan (remember that?) and I love the rest of his video art as well. Big ups to the […]
Shippo, which means ‘tail’ in Japanese, is a mechanic tail controlled by brain waves which literally interacts with your mood. This gadget captures your brain waves, and interprets the signals into waving patterns. Shippo wags ‘soft and slow’ when the person is relaxed, and ‘hard and fast’ when the person is concerned.
Robots. They just look like… robots. Well, not the Kenshiro Robot. Modeled after an average Japanese preteen who stands at 1.58m and weighs 50kg, the Kenshiro comes with sinewy life-like muscles and bones. It doesn’t quite move like Jagger, to be sure, but from the test video — and barring some laughable bits at 0:50 […]
Suidobashi Heavy Industry have released the first giant boarding robot, dubbed KRATAS. It’s a 13 foot tall mechanized robot with rocket launchers for shoulder pads and machine guns embedded into its arms. You can even built your own custom KRATAS. It will only cost you $1.4 million.
These incredible light installations in Nabano no Sato’s botanical garden in Japan might just be the greatest winter light show in the whole country. Millions of brilliant LED lights arranged in intricate patterns and arrangements illuminate this already beautiful garden, creating a visual experience like no other.
Japanese artist Yasuaki Onishi (aka the creator of the ghostly mountains floating in space) questions the term ‘invisible with the help of some basic materials, such as plastic sheeting and black hot glue.
Bad Land makes motorcycles with passion in Kawasaki, Japan. Their motorcycles are high quality and designed in the European style. Their bikes are functional, beautiful, and well-designed. Even people who aren’t interested in motorcycles can appreciate these ones.
Have you ever wanted to do something totally insane, like spend 600 days on the side of a mountain? Well, if you have but haven’t been able to come up with a good enough excuse to do so, you should follow Japanese artist Yamauchi Yu’s lead. For four consecutive years, Yu spent five months living in a hut just near the summit of Mt Fuji all in the name of art. His series DAWN is the product of the stint; showing sunrises from the same spot. Did we mention that each shot is completely unique? Neat, huh?!
You can find this amazing rollercoaster at the Cosmo Land amusement park in Yokohama, Japan. The Vanish rollercoaster features a terrifying and exciting drop into an underwater tunnel. It looks as if the riders are plunging straight into a giant pool, with water splashing up around them as they dive in. This ride is definitely […]
Using Instagram, entrants are asked to shoot a weekly theme relating to Sapporo Beer and hashtag SHOOTSHARESAPPORO. Each week, a panel of professional photographers choose finalists who will go in the draw to win a trip to the Sapporo Snow Festival in Japan. This is our favourite entrant for this week’s Chopsticks theme.