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Kenji Sugiyama’s Museums in Pasta Boxes

Big things come in small packages, or in case of Kenji Sugiyama, pasta boxes. The Japanese artist created detailed dioramas of museums inside empty packaging for pasta. Josh Rubin of Cool Hunting has more on Kenji’s [...]

The Great Wave off Kanagawa Papercraft by Andrea Russo

Photo: AndreaRusso/Flickr Andrea Russo was inspired by the early 19th century Japanese artist Katsushika Hokusai’s iconic The Great Wave off Kanagawa to create this marvelous paper version: [...]

Clock Tower Hotel

The view was great and the bed was cozy, but the alarm in the morning – BONG! – was a bit too loud. Consider that if you want to stay at this Clock Tower Hotel, a conceptual art piece by Japanese artist [...]

The Fire Breathing Robotic Sculptures Of Yanobe Kenji

These robotic monstrosities were created by Japanese artist and supervillain Yanobe Kenji, who clearly plans on using his mechanical marvels to take over the world. Employing cuteness and likeability to put the human population at ease, these fire breathing robots are hell bent on becoming our new metal overlords. They’ve even taken to the sea, to [...]

Ribbonesia Is Like Origami With Ribbons

Japanese artist and illustrator ‘BAKU’ Maeda has developed a unique way to fold ribbons into adorable creatures perfect for adorning gifts or as displays used on their own. In a way, it’s kind of like he’s developed his own version of origami composed of ribbons rather than paper. The results are simply adorable and certainly [...]

Bonsai Tree Castle

Japanese artist Takanori Aiba makes tiny, enchanting worlds, such as this fanciful castle wrapped around an imitation bonsai tree. His whole site is a browsing delight. The only pity is that his creations aren’t real places that we can visit. Link -via Geekosystem | Artist’s Website

Strange Portraits Of Couples Sealed In Plastic

These couples have been sealed in plastic to preserve freshness, to illustrate that sometimes love can be an uncomfortable feeling, and to show how smothering each other can make it really hard to breathe. From the twisted imagination of Japanese artist Photographer Hal (yes, photographer is part of his name) comes this wacked out portrait series [...]

Amazing 3D Paintings of Goldfish Created with Resin

What’s astonishing is that this is not a photograph of goldfish in a tank. Japanese artist Riusuke Fukahori creates three dimensional images of goldfish by painting them, layer by layer, separated by very thin sheets of resin. You can look at them from any angle and they look just like fish. Watch a video at [...]

Are Your Greetings Seasoned?

One way to sell Christmas cards is to create an outlandish story about their origin. Brad McGinty III tells about his father’s failed 1955 business venture with a Japanese artist whom he shot in the face during World War II. The artist’s “misinterpreted” idea for a greeting card is now for sale at his site. [...]

3D Sculpture by Yuki Matsueda

Stop that exit sign man! Japanese artist Yuki Matsueda created some nifty 3D art sculptures, including this one above – easily my favorite in the series. Link – via The Inspiration Grid and Buzzfeed