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First Ever Underwater City Gets a Design from Japan

Japan takes living on Earth a little further as Shimizu Corporation, a leading civil engineering, architectural and general contracting firm, revealed the design for the first ever underwater city in the world. No longer should we wait to find the hidden underwater city that is the Atlantis as Japan will make the city possible. Called […]

Cracked Portraits – Paintings by Taisuke Mohri

Pin It Taisuke Mohri was born in Sapporo, Japan on 1938. He obtained his Bachelor’s Degree in Industrial Arts from the prestigious Tokyo Art University in 2009. His work has been featured in several group exhibitions in Tokyo including “FRANTIC UNDERLINES” by Frantic Gallery in 2010, “Extra Real” Exhibition by ULTRA002 in Spiral Garden, and […]

Hand-Crafted Tamari Balls – Photography by NanaAkua

Pin It Temari, also known as ‘gotenmari’, are traditional New Year’s gifts for children in Japan. It takes a lot of patience, dexterity, and precision to make one of these colorful handballs. Qualities which the 92-year-old grandmother of photographer NanaAkua apparently doesn’t lack. NanaAkua’s grandmother learned the technique in the 60’s and she has been […]

Realistic Celebrity Portraits in Pencil by Mitsuo2

Pin It Mitsuo2 is a Japanese artist who creates incredibly detailed celebrity portraits using only colored pencils. He has drawn lifelike likenesses of celebrities like Angelina Jolie, Jeremy Renner, Pink, Rhianna, and Scarlet Johannson. According to his dA account, he loves listening to music while painting. Not much else is known about this elusive artist […]

Aftermath – Photography by Carlos Ayesta and Guillaume Bression

Pin It In the aftermath of the 2011 Tsunami in Japan, French photographers Guillaume Bression and Carlos Ayesta conspired to create a surrealistic series about the tragedy. Their focus was primarily the disaster at the Fukushima Daiichi Power Plan. The pair traveled to Japan to survey the devastation, penetrating dead zones, ‘hot’ spots, and several […]

Serene Aquascapes by Takashi Amano

Pin It Takashi Amano was born in Niigata, Japan in 1954. He is an internationally known landscape photographer who visited pristine forests in Japan as well as the untouched tropical rainforests of Borneo, Amazon, and West Africa. He introduced the Japanese nature style into aquascaping in the 1980s and the hobby hasn’t been the same […]

Homeless No More – 3D Prints by Aki Inomata

Pin It Aki Inomata used CT scanning to capture highly-detailed, 3-dimentional rendering of an unoccupied seashell. Using a 3D printer, she then created several prototypes of miniaturized Parisian apartments and Tokyo-type dwellings. These she gave to her hermit crabs to try out. Her crabs showed their approval for her architecture by promptly moving into their […]

Obon – An Earth-Friendly, Glow-in-the-Dark Installation Miya Ando

Pin It Miya Ando is an artist of Japanese and Russian-American descent and was raised in a Buddhist temple in Japan and in the coastal shores of Northern California. Her work has been exhibited extensively throughout the world: London, New York, South Korea, and California. Last year, she went to Puerto Rico for her installation […]

Rice Art in Japan

Pin It Crop circles in the West ain’t got nuthin’ on the Rice art of the East. Every spring, Japaneses farmers take a lot of time and effort to ‘paint’ images in their rice fields using white, black, and yellow-hued species of rice. The subjects range from Mona Lisa, to Napoleon Bonaparte, to Samurai in […]

A Trick of Memory – Artwork by Makoto Saito

Pin It Makoto Saitoused to be a graphic designer, and a very good one at that. Five years ago, he became a full-fledged artist when he held a solo exhibition at the 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art in Kanazawa, Japan. Saito’s subjects are all dramatically distorted. The distortion depicts the imprecise way that images […]

A Summary of Sumo by Paolo Patrizi

Pin It Paolo Patrizi started as an assistant to other photographers in London. Freelance work started to trickle in and rose to a flood after he won several international awards.  Paolo specializes in documentary photography and most of his series explore the underlying conflict between rapid economic growth and ancient culture. In his series “Sumo”, […]

Jim Sanborns Reveals the Secrets of Science Through Art

Pin It Artist Jim Sanborn (born 1945) creates his art around science and hidden information. His cryptographic sculptures, pieces on atomic energy and large-scale projections are fascinating throughout the mystery they evoke, combining scientific discovery with an artistic quest. His works have been exhibited all over the world, from Japan to the United States, including […]