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Okonomiyaki Pencil Sharpener and Other Unique Product Designs

Hitting LOFT stores in Japan this October! An okonomiyaki pencil sharpener whose pencil shavings look like dried bonito flakes! Due to popular demand, creator Mitiru’s design of okonomiyaki penc...

Culture pop culture tradition & crafts

Shiba Inu Design Banknotes!! A New Face for Japanese Yen?

If only! These adorable, but sadly not real, Shiba Inu banknotes were designed by illustrator PonkichiM who is fond of Shiba Inu (柴犬). PonkichiM’s illustrations of various banknotes designs beca...

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Bringing Evangelion Units to Life with Joint Mats?!

You read that right. Those incredibly realistic looking Evangelion unit cosplay costumes are actually made from Daiso joint mats. You may be thinking, “Is that even possible?” Looks like i...

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What is that?! A Living Salmon Sushi Creature? Meet Salmon Nigiris and its 150+ Friends!!

Ever wondered what sushi would be like alive? Freelance designer Kumakuro has, and brought the idea to life - over 150 of them in fact!!  The hashtag #多分私しかやってない (Tabun watashi shika yattenai ...

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Explosion of Cuteness!!! “Games X Food” Clay Art

So cute! Where can I get this? These adorable sweets, food and drinks are made in the image of game characters that are trending in Japan. But you can’t eat them! Because they’re actually ...

Culture contemporary art pop culture

“Oh my god, my laptop!!!” Next Level Pranks with Ultra-Realistic Japanese Food Samples

A shocking scene! Imagine returning to your desk to discover this absolute crime! This photo that makes you doubt your eyes (and sanity) is trending on Twitter in Japan.  This prank was se...

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Exploring Japan Pop Culture: Music, Idols, Youtubers, KAWAII, Otaku Culture, Karaoke and more!

Japan may be famous for its traditional culture but its modern culture is just as popular. In this article, we explore what Japanese pop culture includes. Not just common ones frequently featured in s...

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Japanese Idols, The J-idol Culture, and Who You Should Know

K-pop idols have become a global phenomenon, but how about Japanese idols who have been around for just as long if not longer? We take a look at J-idols, what the idol and fandom culture is like, as w...

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J-pop: Defining Japanese Pop Music, its Genres, and Songs & Artists You Need to Know

J-pop is hard to define - but if you look at the long list of genres that fall under J-pop, the reason becomes clear. And why hasn’t it become more popular internationally? We explore all of the...

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What is anime? From History, Anime Culture in Japan to Genres, All You Need to Know About Japanese Animation

An in-depth look at anime, a recommended read for anime-fans and those new to anime. From educational information like history and modern developments, to fun stuff like classic anime tropes, anime ge...

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