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Projection Mapping
Projection Mapping

Karate-Inspired Choreography Gets a Futuristic Twist in This Video

The performance 'EXISDANCE' combines dance and real-time projection mapping to create a jaw-dropping spectacle.
Dyllan Furness
8.3.17
Photography
Photography

Surreal Mushroom Cloud Landscapes Look Positively Radioactive

Yoshimitsu Umekawa reflects on Japan's nuclear past through trippy neon photos made with water, light, and ink.
Masha (Maria) Koblykova
7.27.17
Woodblock Prints
Woodblock Prints

Woodblock Prints Illustrate the History and Sensuality of Japanese Baths

An exhibition of ukiyo-e woodblock prints depicts the evolution of Japanese bathing culture, even the dirty parts.
Andrew Salomone
7.18.17
interactive art
interactive art

Neon Wildlife Roams Free Within this Interactive Jungle Office

Total office goals.
Diana Shi
7.11.17
Illustration
Illustration

Mundane Urban Moments Get Translated into Japanese Woodblock Illustrations

Zenjidou Yamada's illustrations capture everyday situations in classic Japanese woodblock print style.
Beckett Mufson
7.7.17
animal art
animal art

The Internet Is Bugging Out Over a Drawing Beetle

Now you can buy Spike the Beetle's work on eBay.
Beckett Mufson
7.7.17
CGI
CGI

Dazzling 3D Monoliths Invade Japanese Cities and Landscapes

Shigeki Matsuyama combines real images with CG artworks, using WWI dazzle painting techniques.
DJ Pangburn
6.26.17
vr
vr

There's Only One Way to Safely See This Fukushima Art Show

Though an exhibition in Fukushima, Japan features work by Trevor Paglen, Taryn Simon, and Ai Weiwei, no one's allowed to visit.
Andrew Nunes
5.26.17
Animation
Animation

'Story of Flowers' Tells an Epic Animated Tale of Life and Death

Botanical artist Azuma Makoto directed the short to teach his five-year-old daughter about science.
Beckett Mufson
5.24.17
digital art
digital art

50,000 Lights Turn a Giant Japanese Forest into a Glowing Wonderland

A digital waterfall, interactive lily pond, and illuminated cherry blossoms are coming to the Japanese countryside in an ambitious new project from teamLab.
Beckett Mufson
5.23.17
last week in art
last week in art

This Might Be Your Last Chance to See 'The Great Wave' in Person

The British Museum is showing their copy for a temporary exhibit this year before putting it into storage for conservation purposes.
Nathaniel Ainley
5.10.17
Animation
Animation

30 Whimsical GIFs Let You Explore Tokyo from the Comfort of Your Own Home

James Curran spent a month in Japan's megacity, documenting his experience in short animations.
Beckett Mufson
5.10.17