20.04.16 by Staff

Self-Portraits by 87-Year-Old Photographer Kimiko Nishimoto

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Kimiko Nishimoto learned how to use a camera for the first time at the age of 71 and even furthered her skills by taking courses on digital editing to manipulate her images. While she mostly focuses on still life and nature photography, she has a series of hilarious self-portraits involving random costumes and staged falls. More images below!

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14.04.16 by Jeff

Artist Profile: Haroshi

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When I was out in Tokyo last year for Pow! Wow! my friends and I went out to visit Japanese artist Haroshi at his studio (his photo of us) and he gifted me this bullet made out of skateboards. I chose from a whole bunch and he could immediately tell what decks he’d used to make it based on the colours. I believe this one was made out of old Enjo boards. Anyways he’s one of my favourite artists and Alexander Mitchell just released a nice video portrait of him working in his studio which you can watch on Booooooom TV.

13.04.16 by Staff

Artist Spotlight: Masakatsu Sashie

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Detailed oil paintings inspired by modern industrialization by Japanese artist Masakatsu Sashie. See more images below.

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13.04.16 by Staff

Artist Spotlight: Konoka Kitagawa

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Paintings by Japanese artist Konoka Kitagawa. More images below.

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25.03.16 by Jeff

Surreal Photos of Japan and East Asia by Architect and Photographer Jan Vranovsky

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Architect, designer, and photographer Jan Vranovsky is one of my favourite people to follow on Tumblr. On his blog, Parallel World, he captures Japan and other cities in East Asia in a very precise, perfectly alien, sorta way. Have a look at more images below.

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10.02.16 by Staff

Artist Turns Paper Cups into Multi-Layered Comics with Moving Pieces!

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23-year-old artist Shinrashinge turns disposable paper cups into imaginative, interactive, three-dimensional comics! You really have to see the videos below to understand the creativity here. So cool!

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10.02.16 by Staff

Hand-Coloured Japanese Postcards From Pre-War Japan

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Now available through the New York Public Library’s Digital Collections, these hand-coloured photographs give a unique glimpse of Tokyo and Yokohama from 1907 to 1922. More images below.

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09.02.16 by Staff

Colourful Yet Catastrophic Photographs by Japanese Artist Yoshimitsu Umekawa

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Equal parts mesmerizing and unsettling, Yoshimitsu Umekawa’s photographs are positively (and negatively) nuclear, drawing on the issues and anxieties that surround modern day Japan. See more images below.

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