Japanese Illustrator’s Charming Key Chain Design Gives You a Travel Companion to Paint with Nature

Gifted Japanese illustrator Kamome Fuyuno from Kanagawa writes in her profile that she loves colored pencils and nature. The second part of that definitely shows in one of her most popular works–a clever and charming acrylic key chain that lets itself be colored in by your surrounding natural scenery. The simple key chain features one of Kamome’s often illustrated subjects, a young woman...

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Japanese Illustrator Combines Animals and Vegetables to Make Charming Fairy Tale Creatures

Japanese illustrator, manga artist, and all-around animal lover Ponkichi is continuing his artistic experiences with a new series the illustrator says is an effort to get young children to like vegetables. Each day, Ponkichi posts a new illustration that charmingly meshes adorable animals and vegetables into “fairies”. While it may sound like an odd combination at first, Ponkichi is able to blend...

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Japanese Photographer Captures Stunningly Gorgeous Photoshoot of Tokyo Station During a Typhoon

Japanese photographer ‘7’ tends to focus their lens on some of the beautiful night photography locations available in the Kanagawa and Tokyo area. While the talented photographer’s work features shots that are usually breathtaking enough on their own, this time they were given a surprising natural enhancement by this past weekend’s Typhoon Chan-hom. More: Twitter, Instagram h/

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Miniature Life Exhibition Shows Whimsical Uses of Everyday Items by A Japanese Artist

Tatsuya Tanaka is a Japanese artist that’s an expert at looking at small things and creating a whole world out of them. More: Tatsuya Tanaka, Instagram h/t: grapee The miniature artist is the creator of the on-going “Miniature Calendar” series, where he finds creative uses for everyday objects by having very tiny figures interact with them. The figures—some of which are no larger than his own...

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Unfinished Wool Felt Cat Doll Haunts Japanese Twitter User

Twitter user @ponkotuonnna shows, the hobby can also yield some terrifying works, particularly if they’re left unfinished! @ponkotuonnna recently shared proof of that on Twitter. While cleaning up their house, @ponkotuonnna stumbled upon a wool felt cat they had once worked on, but given up halfway through the process. They were obviously frightened, particularly as the earless creature seems to...

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Japanese Artist’s Puzzling “Spot the Killer” Murder Mystery Has Net Baffled

Japanese illustrator Shida has a talent for dark and thought-provoking artwork that has just enough detail combined with an air of mystery that invites you to fill in the blanks by imagining a story to go along with it. That’s probably a big reason why Shida has been able to befuddle so many with a simple question accompanying a murder-mystery themed illustration: “Who killed that girl with the...

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Japanese Artist Offers Funerals for Love Dolls and Lets Customers Live out Fantasies as A Murder Victim, Blow-Up Doll or Dead Girl

A Japanese artist is allowing her customers to live out their darkest fantasies in her unusual photography studio. Leiya Arata, who is in her thirties, holds funerals for sex dolls, encourages people to dress up as murder victims for photo shoots and turns people into love dolls. The photographer, who set up the fantasy studio at the start of the year in Osaka in western Japan, charges up to $800...

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The Japanese Cat with Over 100 Cosplay Costumes

Nausicaä, The Catbus and Super Mario are just some of the characters in this feline’s impressive collection. Cosplay culture is so big in Japan it isn’t just reserved for humans anymore — these days, animals like cats, dogs, and even squirrels have been known to dress up in costume and pose for the cameras like a teenager on the streets of Harajuku. Now a 13-year-old feline called Chocola is...

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Japanese Hobbyist’s Mind-Blowing Models Look Exactly Like Anime Stills

Japanese Twitter user and modeling enthusiast Annkoromoti crafts and paints many plastic models, particularly those from Mobile Suit Gundam and Macross. However, where the annokoromoti’s models stand out is that they don’t simply put them together out of a box, but actually turn them into artistic dioramas that look as if they could double as an anime still. Annokoromoti recently crafted this...

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Japanese Artist Creates Epic Anime Costumes For His Cats

If you’re a fan of cats, anime, and adorable cats dressed in tiny anime costumes, this one is going to be a treat. Apparently, there’s a talented Japanese man likes to create handmade anime costumes for his two cute cats and you can find his beautiful creations on his Twitter account. If you know your anime well enough, you might be able to tell that most of the costumes he creates are based on...

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