Japanese Artist Creates Incredible Realistic Intimate Garments from Ceramics

Masami Yamamoto is a Japanese artist based in Kanazawa largely working in the medium of ceramics. Since around 2011 the artist has been developing a series based on used—often intimate—clothing as a means of creating portraits of the owner of that item.

The folds, wrinkles and details are all manually carved by the artist, rendering the ceramic objects in realism that is seemingly lightweight but also possessing strength and density.

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SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/09/japanese-artist-creates-incredible-realistic-intimate-garments-from-ceramics/

The Colorful Conceptual & Pop 3D Artworks by Kota Yamaji

Kota Yamaji is a Japanese digital artist based in Tokyo. Fascinated by computer graphics and video editing, Kota creates his own pop and surreal world.

His concept is all about playing with different objects and characters, using strong colors and repeating patterns, that create linear structures and ergonomic spaces. His works are strongly affected by Japanese vibes such as neon lights and pop culture.

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SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/09/the-colorful-conceptual-pop-3d-artworks-by-kota-yamaji/

Japanese Cat Owner Devises Eccentric Feeding Strategy


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It’s always fun to give your pets treats, but one Japanese cat owner has found an easy way to make it even more interesting. Whenever the owner feeds this cat through three holes cut into a cardboard box, the feline looks instantly more comical.

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SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/09/japanese-cat-owner-devises-eccentric-feeding-strategy/

“Surveillance Society”: The Dark and Intrigue Digital Collages and Photo Works by Omi

“For over ten years I took part in design and production of my fathers leather company. In 2010 I established my own brand ‘crambox creating’. I started photography to showcase my creations but soon photography also became a big part of myself. The ways of expressing this world through what I capture was limitless. Now as a photographer and creator I continue to develop, innovate and inspire to meet my clients needs.” – Omi

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SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/09/surveillance-society-the-dark-and-intrigue-digital-collages-and-photo-works-by-omi/

Realistic 3D Drawings By This Japanese Artist Look Like Optical Illusions

As of recently, people on the internet have laid their eyes on yet another artist. This time we’d like for you to see the works of an 18-year-old Japanese artist named Keito (慧人).

What makes his works unique is the fact that the young artist has a very steady hand that lets him create realistic (or should we say overly realistic?) drawings that might have you looking twice. His pencil drawings are giving people a hard time trying to discern the artwork from actual objects.

However, what we know for sure is that Keito’s 3D drawing technique is capable of surprising even those who thought they had seen it all.

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Keito is only 18 years old but is already known for creating amazing hyper-realistic 3D drawings of everyday objects such as cans, food items, keys, and even things like rhinestones. His works could easily be mistaken for optical illusions as they are incredibly realistic and accurate when compared to their real-life counterparts.

The Japanese artist is quite fond of using colored graphite pencils and sometimes even Copic markers. When observing closely one can easily tell that Keito uses the same technique to create his work, photographing each 2D drawing from specific angles, creating the illusion that they’re 3D.

While many of Keito’s mind-boggling illustrations appear to leap from their pages towards the viewer, others appear to recess inwards through the table and down towards an unknown abyss. Taking all of that into consideration we can confidently say that the talented artist can illustrate pretty much anything to make it look as though it’s come to life.


























SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/08/realistic-3d-drawings-by-this-japanese-artist-look-like-optical-illusions/

Origami Inspired Pet Houses Will Give Your Furry Friend a Stylish Abode

Japanese companies Netco and TENEO have collaborated to dream up these charming pet houses using traditional origami techniques, and begun a crowdfunding project to realize them that is sure to please cat and small dog lovers.

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The main material is a foldable eco-friendly strain of cardboard. The production team has also consulted Professor Jun Mitani ,a Tsukuba University professor part of an origami research lab, to ensure pets’ comfort while retaining the beauty of the origami structure.

The main purpose of this project has been to integrate the Japanese tradition into modern lifestyle living. This project was a collaborative work between two parties; a new apparel brand, TENEO and an event marketing company, Nouvelle Vague.





SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/08/origami-inspired-pet-houses-will-give-your-furry-friend-a-stylish-abode/

This Cat Table Gives Your Feline a Seat in the Table

Japanese online retailer Dinos has released a new line of cat furniture and part of their line-up includes this all-natural oak wood table.

With a perch underneath and a hole in the middle, it gives your feline friend a seat, right in the middle of the table. Expertly crafted with high-quality wood, the fashionable table is beautiful both with or without your kitty.

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SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/08/this-cat-table-gives-your-feline-a-seat-in-the-table/

Artist Crafts Genius Functioning Mini Interior Dioramas in His Walls

Japabnese miniature artist Mozu may wear the crown among diorama pros, however, as the talented frequently blows minds by crafting his incredibly detailed dioramas inside his own walls.

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SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/08/artist-crafts-genius-functioning-mini-interior-dioramas-in-his-walls/

Japanese Artist & Illustrator Sakyu Creates Yōkai Monsters from Modern Objects and Phenomena

Japanese artist and illustrator Sakyu has a fertile imagination when it comes to yōkai. Paying homage to the artistic style and the visual conventions of yōkai woodblock prints, she enjoys creating entirely new yōkai based on modern objects and phenomena.

Through the clever design, concept, and naming of the yōkai to the creative use of the limited color palette to make striking compositions, Sakyu creates perceptive and thought-provoking works updating yōkai to the Reiwa Era.

Yōkai 妖怪 are supernatural entities and spirits from Japanese folklore. Deeply tied to the Japanese animistic belief that spirits inhabit all things, whether living or not, yōkai can take on humanoid features, animal features or the plague-fighting, recently revived due to the pandemic, and even inanimate objects such as tools.

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SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/08/japanese-artist-illustrator-sakyu-creates-yokai-monsters-from-modern-objects-and-phenomena/

Tokyo-Based Illustrator Shows The Everyday Olympics Of Ordinary People

The Tokyo 2020 Olympics are officially over, but the Olympic performances and feats never stop. How, you wonder? Well, people who live ordinary lives do them every day.

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You might think that this is a little far-fetched, but this artist will prove to you that it’s exactly the case. Tokyo resident Adrian Hogan lived in the spirit of the Olympics just like all of Tokyo, and one day, he was struck by parallels that few would pick up on. He saw how ordinary people emulate the same athletic feats as the elite athletes.

So he decided to pick up his tablet and find more of these interesting parallels. Though the mundane life is less glorified, his illustrations elevate the everyday actions of Tokyo’s residents to the level of professional performance of the Olympians. And once you see it, you’ll come to appreciate the athleticism of our day-to-day routines.

Here’s how the artist got this brilliant idea: “I saw a shop clerk recently who threw open their store shutters and it reminded me of a weightlifter throwing their barbell into the air,” Hogan wrote on Instagram.

“I am an Australian from Melbourne. I work in Tokyo as a full-time freelance illustrator. I love living and working here. I like the way illustration is used in a lot of daily life in Japan (character designs everywhere, lots of illustrations used for public advertising, etc.) and wanted to be a part of it. I moved to Japan as I wanted an overseas experience. The more I have lived and worked in Japan, the more I wanted to create a life for myself here. My own country, Australia, is in the Asia-Pacific Region; I think it’s really important to get to know and understand our neighbors,” Adrian told Bored Panda.

“The polling (and my understanding from asking my friends and clients) was that the Olympics were unpopular with most people living in Japan. My intention with this Olympic Games series of drawings wasn’t to turn a blind eye to the reality of what was going on – but to acknowledge the difficulties while staying positive.” And in terms of his own experience there, Adrian attested that his “overall experience of living in Japan has been positive so far.”

In terms of achievements, Tokyo’s Olympics were a huge success for Japan. Japan’s athletes got 27 gold medals, twice as much as in the 2016 Rio Olympics, and nearly triple as much as in London’s 2012 Olympics. It seems that the home court advantage worked in their favor this time, and athletes were highly motivated to excel and make their country proud. All in all, they came in third in terms of gold medals, and fifth in terms of all medals. Congratulations Japan!

As we all know, Tokyo’s Olympics were also unique in other regards. Due to the raging global COVID-19 pandemic, the stadiums were bereft of crowds, athletes’ health was even more rigorously tested than ever before, and the whole event was delayed for a year. Though it’s not the first time the Olympics were delayed, the first time they were was in 1916, more than a hundred years ago, due to the First World War. During the Second World War, they were cancelled twice in 1940 and 1944. It goes to show how serious the pandemic is, though it’s not as serious as war, in which the Olympics are cancelled altogether.

But in spite of all of that, the current Olympics was quite a success, and didn’t have any serious incidents concerning COVID-19. Most assumed that the event would be a disaster, and yet it didn’t turn out to be as disastrous as most have expected. People feared that it could’ve been cancelled altogether, due to rising concerns about another wave of the pandemic. Some feared that the organizational strain would be too much to bear. But in the end, everything was just about right, and people focused more on the positive side of the Olympics, which is the athletic excellence and willpower of the world’s best sportspeople.

SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/08/tokyo-based-illustrator-shows-the-everyday-olympics-of-ordinary-people/