Fly Me To The Moon Fantasia Is Edible Art Made of Bean Paste

Japanese confectionary store Nagato launched a limited edition, fantastical edible treat, Fly Me To The Moon Fantasia, and even though it doesn’t ship until January 25th. it’s already sold out. Once when you see it, you’ll know why. (more…)

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Impressive Creativity Inspired by Hokusai’s The Great Wave

inspired by hokusai's the great wave

Hokusai’s Under The Great Wave off the Coast of Kanagawa, better known simply as ‘The Great Wave‘ is the single most famous Japanese color woodblock print in history. Created in the Edo Period, around 1831, the image has been reproduced millions of times in many forms. (more…)

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Flesh Love. 80 Vacuum-Sealed Couples Photographed by Haruhiko Kawaguchi.

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Haruhiko Kawaguchi, who goes by the name Photographer Hal, is a Tokyo photographer and artist whose project FLESH LOVE literally vacuum packs couples of all types in 100x150x74 cm plastic bags. The idea is to keep love fresh forever. Once the air is sucked out of the bag by a vacuum cleaner, Kawaguchi only has about 10-20 seconds to take his pictures. Any longer and he would risk causing harm to his subjects. (more…)

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Gucci Goes Manga. The Italian Brand Collaborates With Illustrator Hirohiko Araki For Window Displays and SPUR Magazine

Gucci Manga

Italian brand Gucci’s Creative Director Frida Giannini and renowned Japanese Manga artist, Hirohiko Araki, have collaborated to create Guggi Manga: special store window displays featuring the Japanese artist’s illustrations and the Gucci 2013 Cruise Collection. An exclusive Manga (Japanese comic strip), inspired by the collection, is also featured in Japan’s SPUR Magazine. (more…)

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Sushi With Style. Laser Cut Designer Nori Created For Umino Seaweed Shop.

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Laser cut designer Nori, initially created as a promotional campaign for a Japanese seaweed store, is available for purchase and has been included in an exhibit of 19th century Japanese stencil art. (more…)

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