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There is currently a special collaboration between Mika Ninagawa (蜷川実花) and Sumida Aquarium (すみだ水族館), which has a theme of jellyfish and flowers. This exhibition, therefore, was appropriately named Mika Ninagawa x Jellyfish. Mika Ninagawa ninamika.com/ Mika Ninagawa is a contemporary photographer who is known for her unique style - incorporating bright colors...

One of the noticeable characteristics of Japanese culture is "discipline." This is seen in all aspects of their lives, from waking up in the morning to going to bed at night. They also practice it in flower arranging, or Ikebana (生け花), which is another representative aspect of Japanese traditional...

There was a time when coloring books were just for kids. Nowadays, however, they are considered as a form of affordable yet effective stress relief for adults. Scientific studies prove the effectiveness of art therapy in reducing stress, and coloring seems to offer the same benefits. Some psychologists and...

If you are traveling in Japan and would like to know which place has the most number of museums and art galleries, look no further than Osaka (大阪). It is a delight for the artistically inclined and curious as the city is brimming with galleries, exhibitions, and events. If...

An architectural model is an important part of an architect's planning stage because it is the physical representation of a structure. Instead of just looking at a blueprint or a sketch, an architectural model provides a 3D perspective to an architectural design. This way, the architect can communicate his...

There's a particular place in Tokyo where you can see various exhibits displayed coming from different Japanese artists. It is called Ueno Royal Museum which was opened in 1972 and immediately became a home to various planned exhibitions in the place. Collections here are temporary, thus it is best...

Black and red soup bowls, trays, chopsticks, and other lacquerware pieces are iconic in Japan. Cheap imitations abound, but this article is about the time-consuming and even dangerous process of creating traditional Japanese lacquerware called "urushi." tablinstore.info/ Lacquer Origins It is highly likely that systematic techniques to create lacquer pieces were imported...

Street art is often viewed with negative connotations from Japan's traditional side. As a country known for order and cleanliness, conforming to street art is a big no-no. Compared to other countries, the street art in Japan is less developed due to the country's conformist culture. This is why...

If you are visiting Japan during the summer, be sure to check out this really cool art installation which will be a major attraction at Tokyo Bay. DMM.PLANETS Art by teamLab is the result of the collaboration between Fuji TV and DMM which is an online retailer. team-lab.net/ teamLab is an...

Kyoto-born contemporary author Haruki Murakami is one of Japan’s most well-known novelists. His books blend both Japanese sensibilities with heavy influences using his fellow writers as muses specifically Kurt Vonnegut, Jack Kerouac and Franz Kafka. Despite the Western impact on his writing, he is beloved by audiences in Japan...

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