tokyo

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
light art
light art

9 Coordinated Spotlight Performances Illuminate Sublime Geometry

A festival of immersive light shows from Japanese art collective teamLab is coming to Tokyo this summer.
Beckett Mufson
5.2.17
Design
Design

Inside the Botanical Laboratory of Japanese Flower Artists AMKK

The duo moved to Tokyo wanting to be grunge musicians. They ended up reinventing the traditional art of ikebana flower arrangement.
Diana Shi
4.15.17
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
Photography
Photography

A Meditative Photo Series Shows Tokyo’s Loneliest Moments

Yota Yoshida’s contemplative images are far from what you’d expect from the most populous metropolitan area in the world.
Andrew Nunes
3.20.17
Art
Art

This Russian Illustrator Turns Manga into Gorgeous Cinematic Moments

Ilya Kuvshinov has been creating his own unique brand of manga-influenced illustrations with both a photographer's and a cinematographer’s touch.
DJ Pangburn
3.2.17
Art
Art

Extremely Claustrophobic Subway Photos Reek of Desperation and Perspiration

Our worst nightmare.
Diana Shi
2.12.17
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

How Photographers Captured the Biggest Full Moon in 70 Years

We won't see anything like it again until 2034.
Beckett Mufson
11.14.16
Film
Film

Porter Robinson on Making His Anime Short Film 'Shelter'

A behind-the-scenes look at how A-1 Pictures and Crunchyroll helped Porter Robinson make a cyberpunk anime.
DJ Pangburn
10.20.16
Art
Art

150-Year-Old Woodblock Prints Keep Japanese History Alive in New York

Yoshitoshi's "ukiyo-e" prints bridge Eastern and Western, ancient and modern cultures.
Mike Steyels
10.19.16
Art
Art

Play in the Aurora Borealis at a Room-Sized Interactive Installation

teamLab's stunning new immersive installation is blinding us with science.
Beckett Mufson
10.6.16