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Meet Tatsuo Horiuchi, the 77-Year-Old Artist Who ‘Paints’ Japanese Landscapes With Excel

For over 15 years, Japanese artist Tatsuo Horiuchi has rendered the subtle details of mountains, cherry blossoms, and dense forests with the most unlikely tool: Microsoft Excel. The 77-year-old illustrator shunned the idea of paying for expensive painting supplies or … Continue reading

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Wind of Okhotsk II: Photos by Ying Yin – Faith is Torment

Ongoing series by Shanghai-based photographer Ying Yin shot in the city of Abashiri, a city located in the Okhotsk subprefecture of Hokkaido, Japan characterized by it’s heavy snow during wintertime. To accentuate further the feel of heavy snow, Yin removed … Continue reading

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Plant Party: A Greenhouse in Tokyo Bursts Into a Dazzling Light Show When You Touch the Plants Inside | Colossal

An illuminated greenhouse fills Tokyo Midtown’s garden space, encouraging visitors to touch the variety of vegetables that grow inside. The functional plant shelter was created by design studio PARTY for the city’s 2017 Design Touch event, a month-long festival that … Continue reading

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Dekotora: Photographer highlights ‘decorated truck’ culture in Japan | Creative Boom

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Snow Covered Vending Machines Illuminate a Frozen Hokkaido | Colossal

There are over five and a half million vending machines across Japan which sell a variety of merchandise from soda and cigarettes, to fresh eggs and flowers. These machines are not only scattered within the large city centers of the … Continue reading

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Anatomical Fish Zip Bags by Japanese Designer Keiko Otsuhata | Colossal

Japanese designer Keiko Otsuhata has brought a new dimension to the popularity of fish as food by turning the sea creature into a functional-out-of-water zip bag. In Japan, fried fish (especially mackerel) is often seen on bar menus, and is prepared by … Continue reading

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Magnificent Photographs of Japan’s Summer Firework Festivals | Colossal

Summer in Japan means colorful explosions in the sky, where some 200 firework festivals called “hanabi taikai” are held across the country in July and August, a tradition that dates back to the early 18th century. At many events, pyrotechnicians … Continue reading

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Manga Illustrations by Ilustrata Design

Hand illustrations combining retro Japanese culture and modern technology by Brazil-based design studio Ilustrata Design. Source: Manga Illustrations by Ilustrata Design

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Unendurable Line: A Fun Short Film Tracks the Movement of Everyday Objects as a Real-Time Graph | Colossal

There’s simply no compelling way to describe this unusual short film from director Daihei Shibata which attempts to plot the movement of everyday objects such as a light switch or a spring as a real-time graph. Sibata explains this as … Continue reading

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Unusual Selfies by Izumi Miyazaki

These ongoing self-portraits by Japanese photographer Izumi Miyazaki are somewhat surreal and not the usual selfies you see on the internet. Source: Unusual Selfies by Izumi Miyazaki

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