Tag Archives: Japan

Trying Japan’s Famous Black Ramen

Taiki’s ramen in Toyama, Japan is unlike anything you’ve ever seen or tasted. Considered to be some of the best ramen in the country, its noodles sit in a jet-black soup. Whereas traditional ramen broth is created using pork or … Continue reading

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Illustrations by Kazuki Okuda

Intricate illustrations of animals, humans, machines, architecture and nature all coexisting together in a fantastical way by Kyoto-based artist Kazuki Okuda. His approach to these drawings involves using a pen to do the detailed line work then using Photoshop to add … Continue reading

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Before Sushi, There Was Funazushi

The type of sushi you’re probably most familiar with is haya-nare, a quick form of sushi made and consumed within a day using vinegared rice and raw fish. But there’s a second type of sushi that takes a little longer … Continue reading

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Recycled Bamboo Installations Intertwine in Site-Specific Configurations by Tanabe Chikuunsai IV – Colossal

Japanese artist Tanabe Chikuunsai IV produces twisting installations of woven bamboo that meld into their environment’s floor and ceiling. To bend the durable material he first moistens each piece to achieve the perfect curve, and often recycles the same pieces of … Continue reading

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The Japanese Mini Truck Garden Contest is a Whole New Genre in Landscaping – Colossal

The Kei Truck, or kei-tora for short, is a tiny but practical vehicle that originated in Japan. Although these days it’s widely used throughout Asia and other parts of the world, in Japan you’ll often see them used in the construction and … Continue reading

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A Project to Immortalize David Bowie in Traditional Woodblock Prints

David Bowie, who passed away in 2016, had a very special connection – some may even call it a “love affair” – with Japan. He originally developed his affinity after taking an interest in Kabuki and was heavily influenced by … Continue reading

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The First Black Enka Singer in Japanese History

Great Big Story Published on 29 May 2018 Jerome “Jero” White never imagined that he would one day grow up to be a star in the Japanese music scene. Born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, he was first introduced to … Continue reading

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Untitled: Digital Installation by teamLab

Set to open June 21 in Tokyo’s Odaiba district is the Mori Building Digital Art Museum, a collaboration between digital art collective teamLab and real estate company Mori Building. The 10,000 square meter space will be filled with about 50 … Continue reading

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Miniature Installations Transform Bookshelves into the Back Alleys of Japan

If you’ve ever wandered around Tokyo on foot you’ll know that it can sometimes be like a spider web of side streets and back alleys. It’s one of the things that makes Tokyo so unique and therein lies the allure … Continue reading

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How Long Until a Robot Cries? – Nautilus

When Angelica Lim bakes macaroons, she has her own kitchen helper, Naoki. Her assistant is only good at the repetitive tasks, like sifting flour, but he makes the job more fun. Naoki is very cute, just under two feet tall. He’s … Continue reading

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