The Japanese are at it again. Mega fashion retailer Uniqlo launched Wake Up a few months ago, a social alarm app that awakes users to music (composed by Cornelius and Yoko Kanno) based on the weather, time and day of the week.
Japanese photographer Yumiko Utsu has merged two great things we admire from the Land of the Rising Sun: food and manga. These exquisite squid masks create instant manga-like kaiju out of everything so well, we just want to shake our squid tentacles at her.
While I personally don’t care for their music, I do still think the Japanese band Androp is full of some kind of genius. For a recent video performance, they utilized 250 Canon and Flashes to create a backdrop on their stage that continues to blow my mind every time I see it. Utilizing Arduino open source software, the […]
Eika is a freelance illustrator currently living in Japan. Her distinctive use of colors, fluid line works, and organic atmosphere reflects her multi-influence from various cultures.
This traditional packaging for sasa-dango dumplings consists entirely of bamboo grass and a straw thread, and was borne out of the need to preserve the food and ‘make it easily portable‘. On the Ping Magazine website, Hideyuki Oka explains that: ‘Such packages were not products of contemplation, nor yet of theory. They assumed their shapes […]