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Illustration
Illustration

Pokémon Turned 21! | Monday Insta Illustrator

Celebrate Pokémon Day like you were meant to—with jaw-dropping concept art.
Beckett Mufson
2.26.17
DRONES
DRONES

A Tiny Japanese Town Built a Very Good Doggy Drone

The small town of Oji just got a new mascot and he's the best.
Nathaniel Ainley
2.23.17
Art
Art

[NSFW] A Brief History of Japanese Rope Bondage

Kinbaku might seem like the latest BDSM trend, but the erotic art practice is centuries-old.
Marnie Sehayek
2.14.17
Art
Art

A Japanese Art Collective Had a Funeral for Liberty on the US–Mexico Border

Activist artists Chim↑Pom also built a lovely treehouse from which to view the gravesite.
Beckett Mufson
2.10.17
Film
Film

[Premiere] Animated Short Explores Modern Day Xenophobia Through Japanese Folklore

The Mixtape Club collaborated with an acclaimed children’s book author to bring you ‘The Snow Girl.’
Nathaniel Ainley
2.9.17
Art
Art

Frozen Fish Sculptures Fly Amidst Controversy at a Japanese Ice Festival

Is it ok to use animals in art?
Beckett Mufson
2.6.17
Art
Art

Holy Shit, These Japanese Woodblock Prints of Famous World Landmarks Are Incredible

The landscape prints of world-traveling printmaker Hiroshi Yoshida are on view at Ronin Gallery.
Beverly Bryan
1.28.17
japan
japan

How to Get a Legal Wall for a Mural

Here's how to get off your couch and make your art known.
Beckett Mufson
1.23.17
Art
Art

How Japanese Culture is Influencing Skateboarding

Photographer Cole Giordano and skateboarder Takahiro Morita offer a cherry blossom-filled take on the Sakura tradition.
Anthony Pappalardo
1.14.17
Art
Art

Japanese Artist Spends 3+ Years Drawing Massive, Incredibly Detailed Tsunami

Three years, three months, and 12 days later, Manabu Ikeda's 'Rebirth,' is nothing short of epic.
Beckett Mufson
1.5.17
Art
Art

Are These Giant Chaotic Illustrations Predicting Natural Disasters?

Prolific artist Manabu Ikeda told us about his work, and shared a glimpse of his current—and largest ever—illustration in-progress.
Beckett Mufson
12.26.16
Art
Art

Rarely-Seen Samurai Weaponry Finally Goes on Display

Did you know the Japanese used stingray skin to wrap sword hilts?
Dan Gentile
12.17.16