19.08.14 by Jeff

LOL of the Day: Guitar Solo to the Exact Tune of a Japanese Politician Crying Hysterically

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This is why the Internet exists. Recently a video surfaced of a Japanese politician crying hysterically which really wasn’t that funny on its own. However, this gentleman in the bow-tie took it upon himself to memorize the entire thing, and turn it into a guitar solo. This is next level comedy. Watch the video below!

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14.08.14 by Jeff

Fumi Koike

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Works by Fumi Koike, based in Saitama, Japan. See more below.

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07.08.14 by Jeff

Hiroyuki Izutsu

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“Don’t Give Up Japan”, a series of beautiful paintings by Tokyo-based illustrator Hiroyuki Izutsu, created after the horrible disaster there. See more of the series below.

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21.07.14 by Jeff

Video: Epic Japanese School Girl Chase

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Love the idea for this video featuring Muneomi Senju, the drummer from the Japanese band, The Boredoms. The use of so many jump cuts here gives the whole thing a really weird unpredictable vibe to it. Watch the video below!

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05.06.14 by Jeff

Artist Profile: Two One

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A video portrait of Berlin-based Japanese artist Two One, by filmmaker Michael Danischewski. Watch below!

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20.03.14 by Jeff

Animation: “Trifling Habits” by Sarina Nihei

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This short by Royal College of Art student, Sarina Nihei, is hand-drawn animation perfection. The Japanese-born animator has created a masterpiece, and from what I understand it’s her first-year film?! That’s enough to make me want to put everything I made in school in a pile, and set fire to it (I was maybe going to do that this weekend anyways).

The uneasy universe of the story is brilliantly brought to life by sound designer Pat Hime. This is one of those things you watch and as you are watching it you already know it is your favourite.

Watch “Trifling Habits” below.

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22.01.14 by Jeff

Katsuya Terada

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Drawings by Japanese comic artist Katsuya Terada. More below.

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13.01.14 by Jeff

Photographer Chino Otsuka Re-Inserts Herself Into Her Own Childhood

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“Imagine Finding Me” is a project by photographer Chino Otsuka in which she cleverly composites herself into photos from her past. The digital manipulations here are pretty masterful, the lighting in each is near perfect. I wonder if she actually went back to these locations to shoot.

Enjoy a selection of the images below!

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