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4,200 Pigments Lined Up On Japanese Paint Supply Store’s Walls To Support Traditional Art Techniques

4,200 Pigments Lined Up On Japanese Paint Supply Store’s Walls To Support Traditional Art Techniques

In an attempt to foster Japan and Asia's ancient painting traditions, a speciality painting supply store called Pigment has opened in Tokyo. The store features a staggering selection of more than 4,200 different pigments, 200 antique-style paintbrushes/ink sticks, 50 different kinds...

In an attempt to foster Japan and Asia's ancient painting traditions, a speciality painting supply store called Pigment has opened in Tokyo. The store features a staggering selection of more than...

Japanese Reinvent The Boring Rubber Band With A Cute Twist

Japanese Reinvent The Boring Rubber Band With A Cute Twist

Japanese mizuhiki, or decorative knot-tying, has made the leap to rubber. Mizuhikiband, developed over two years and featured and featured in the 2013 Kokuyo Design Awards, was designed by Yu Aso. The aim was to make the use of this art...

Japanese mizuhiki, or decorative knot-tying, has made the leap to rubber. Mizuhikiband, developed over two years and featured and featured in the 2013 Kokuyo Design Awards, was designed by Yu Aso....

Japan’s Folkloric Modernity (a Mexican’s Perspective)

Japan’s Folkloric Modernity (a Mexican’s Perspective)

I took a short trip to Japan (Tokyo and Kyoto) with some friends of mine, where I was astonished by the beautiful mix of tradition, folklore, and the modern, organized city it is. It is extraordinary how every time we got...

I took a short trip to Japan (Tokyo and Kyoto) with some friends of mine, where I was astonished by the beautiful mix of tradition, folklore, and the modern, organized city...

Giant Straw Dinosaurs Invade Japanese Fields After Rice Harvest

Giant Straw Dinosaurs Invade Japanese Fields After Rice Harvest

Niigata Prefecture, Japan, has thought of a novel way to use the straw left over from their rice harvest. A “wara” or rice-straw festival is held every August 31st, where local artists build elaborate straw sculptures over wooden frames. The frames...

Niigata Prefecture, Japan, has thought of a novel way to use the straw left over from their rice harvest. A “wara” or rice-straw festival is held every August 31st, where local...

Japanese Artist Hand-Cuts Insanely Intricate Paper Art That Looks Like Pencil Drawings

Japanese Artist Hand-Cuts Insanely Intricate Paper Art That Looks Like Pencil Drawings

Japanese artist Akira Nagaya creates insanely intricate paper cuttings called kirie that look like delicate pencil drawings or wire sculptures. Nagaya discovered his talent in his early 20s when he was learning sasabaran – a technique for cutting food decorations from...

Japanese artist Akira Nagaya creates insanely intricate paper cuttings called kirie that look like delicate pencil drawings or wire sculptures. Nagaya discovered his talent in his early 20s when he was...

Stunning Dragon Paintings Based On A Single Brushstroke

Stunning Dragon Paintings Based On A Single Brushstroke

The serpentine dragon is a staple element of the mythology of many different peoples in Asia, so it's not surprising that its powerful, writhing form has captured the imagination of many artists there. Some talented artists have even mastered the art...

The serpentine dragon is a staple element of the mythology of many different peoples in Asia, so it's not surprising that its powerful, writhing form has captured the imagination of many...

73-Year-Old Man Creates Magnificent Paintings Using Nothing But Excel

73-Year-Old Man Creates Magnificent Paintings Using Nothing But Excel

Tatsuo Horiuchi is a 73-year-old artist, who found his passion in digital art 13 years ago, right before his retirement. However, as graphics software often can be quite expensive, Horiuchi chose to challenge his artistic capabilities by creating his beautiful and...

Tatsuo Horiuchi is a 73-year-old artist, who found his passion in digital art 13 years ago, right before his retirement. However, as graphics software often can be quite expensive, Horiuchi chose...

A 92-Year-Old Grandmother Creates A Spectacular Collection Of Embroidered Temari Spheres

A 92-Year-Old Grandmother Creates A Spectacular Collection Of Embroidered Temari Spheres

A 92-year-old Japanese woman's amazing collection of painstakingly-crafted traditional Japanese temari handballs has been unveiled to the public for the first time – and it's all thanks to her granddaughter, Flickr user NanaAkua. Apparently, her grandmother learned the technique of this...

A 92-year-old Japanese woman's amazing collection of painstakingly-crafted traditional Japanese temari handballs has been unveiled to the public for the first time – and it's all thanks to her granddaughter, Flickr...