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Did You Know There Was a Japanese Museum of Rocks That Look Like Faces?

November 29, 2016 in Art, Carving, Nature, Sculpture

Now it is true that people will collect almost anything, but there is a place in Chichibu, Japan, where the collection is possibly one of its kind. It’s called the Chinsekikan (which means hall of curious rocks) and it houses over 1700 rocks that resemble human faces. The museum houses all kinds of jinmenseki, or rock with a human face, […]

These Dog Earbuds Will Make You Look Like a Long Sausage Dog!

February 24, 2016 in Animals, Art, Design

We’re constantly amazed by the sheer creativity of those around us. Of course it helps when that creativity is combined with some serious cuteness, like these ear buds created by Japanese designer Mao Yamamoto. When each earbud is placed in your ear, it gives the effect of a long bodied dachshunds going in one ear and coming […]

Fancy a Floating Bonsai Tree? Now You Can!

January 27, 2016 in Art, artist, Nature

Ever dreamt of owning your very own floating Bonsai Tree? Now you can, thanks to a brilliant new Kickstarter campaign called “Air Bonsai“, flying its way out of Kyushu, Japan. It’s pretty ingenious really: attach a system of magnets to the bottom of your bonsai, then levitate that above a small electrified pedestal – simple! You […]

Rare Monkey Orchids to Celebrate the Year of the Monkey

January 19, 2016 in Art, artist, Nature, Photography

To celebrate the Year of the Monkey, which officially commences on February 8th, 2016, the Aquamarine Fukushima in Japan has opened a spectacular exhibit featuring the extremely rare Monkey Orchid. “Can a flower look like a monkey?” we hear you ask.  Look at the photos below and we think you will conclude they definitely can! […]

Japanese Restaurant Transforms Sushi Into Realistic Sushi Fish!

December 5, 2015 in Art, artist, Food Art

Sushi has become the go-to dish for many people looking for a delicious meal that is equally healthy. You’re probably used to the ‘wrapped in green seaweed’ variety, but not at the Nishikizushi sushi shop located in Saiki, Japan! Known as the ‘Nishikigoi no Sugatazushi’ (Multicolored Koi-Shaped Sushi), the chefs at Nishikizushi cut and sculpt their to look like […]

Realistic Goldfish Painted Using Layers of Watercolor and Resin

November 24, 2015 in Animals, Art, artist, Sculpture, Video

Japanese artist Riusuke Fukahori never ceases to amaze us with what he can do with layers of resin and watercolor paint. He returns to Joshua Liner Gallery this week for his second solo show, Goldfish Salvation. Since we last featured Riusuke, he has become internationally known for his depiction of aquatic life painted with acrylic within layers of resin, most frequently the […]

Huge Straw Dinosaurs Invade a Japanese Rice Field

September 7, 2015 in Animals, Art, artist, Installation

A prefecture in Japan has one of the most interesting uses for leftover rice straw we’ve ever seen… turn it into a huge dinosaur rice sculpture! The Wara Art Festival, which is held every year at the end of August near Niigata, hire local artists to build elaborate straw sculptures over wooden frames. In addition to the Tyrannosaurs […]

Dam Rice Served at a Japanese Restaurant!

April 29, 2015 in Art, artist, Food Art, Fun

When we were little, our mother would frequently tell us not to play with our food. This might be difficult in Japan, however, where restaurants have started offering visitors ‘damukare,’ a special Japanese rice and curry dish. In damukare, the rice is shaped into a mighty dam that protects the diner’s dry food from a devastating […]

Floating Garden in Japan Where Flowers Move Skyward as you Approach

April 23, 2015 in Art, artist, Nature

Japanese art collective teamLab have created an incredible floating flower garden installation featuring over 2,300 living flowers in bloom. TeamLab adds: When a viewer gets close to this flower-filled space, the flowers close to the viewer rise upwards all at once, creating a hemispherical space with the viewer at its center. In other words, although the whole […]

Japanese Army Creates HUGE Star Wars Sculpture For Snow Festival

February 18, 2015 in Art, artist, Carving, Sculpture

We all know that the Japanese do things a little differently and we love them for it.  However some dedicated Star Wars fans in Japan have just created what may be the most epic pieces of Star Wars art that we’ve ever seen! The Japanese Ground Self-Defense Forces’ 11th Brigade used bulldozers to move 3,500 […]


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