japan

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
5.22.17
music video
music video

[Premiere] 90s Japanese TV Gets Gloriously Glitched in This Music Video

Circuit-bent processors deliver some nostalgic VHS vibes from mid-90s Japan, and a fake documentary about a lost jellyfish becomes a low budget nod to Leni Riefenstahl in two new music videos from PolyGlove.
Kevin Holmes
5.12.17
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
5.9.17
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
5.9.17
prints
prints

Japanese Demons Ball Out in Retro–Futuristic Illustrations

'Edo Ball' puts the contemporary spin of basketball on the Japanese art style of ukiyo-e.
Andrew Nunes
5.2.17
monday insta illustrator
monday insta illustrator

[NSFW] Nightmare Fashion Illustrations Reimagine Japanese Myths

Tina Jiang marries demons with bad dreams in her macabre drawings.
Beckett Mufson
5.1.17
sculpture
sculpture

Orange Peel Animals Aren’t Technically Origami, But They’re Still Awesome

Japanese artist Yoshihiro Okada's work is apeeling.
Masha (Maria) Koblyakova
5.1.17
japan
japan

Japanese Cherry Blossom Prints Bring the Bloom to New York

Ronin Gallery hosts a serene exhibition dedicated to the fleeting flowers—a Zen symbol of the ephemerality of existence.
Azura Wannmann
4.17.17
generative art
generative art

This Installation Is Like Stepping Inside a Neon Van Gogh Painting

With a killer soundtrack, teamLab's new installation feels like riding a roller coaster at the center of the galaxy.
Beckett Mufson
4.13.17
art history
art history

Learn About Japan's "Third Gender" in a Fascinating Historical Art Exhibition

‘A Third Gender,' currently on view at the Japan Society in New York, explores the unique occurrence of an alternative gender of sorts in Edo period Japan.
Andrew Nunes
4.10.17
Design
Design

Nothing Is What It Seems in This Oddly Satisfying Japanese Design Show

Things are "Different From What You Expected" in 'Design Ah!' a design show for kids.
DJ Pangburn
3.23.17