21.11.14 by Jeff

Animated Gifs by Japanese Illustrator Daisuke Nimura

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Terrific animated gifs by Japanese illustrator Daisuke Nimura. More below.

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02.11.14 by Jeff

Satisfying Video of the Day: The Making of a Kokeshi Japanese Wooden Doll

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Watch Yasuo Okazaki turn a piece of wood into a beautiful Japanese wood doll, called a kokeshi. Seeing the doll take shape on the lathe, and watching Okazaki bring it to life with precise brush strokes is extremely satisfying. Watch the video below.

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29.10.14 by Jeff

Video of the Day: OK Go’s Incredible Drone Music Video

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The end of this video is one of the most insane things I’ve seen. I was positive it was faked with computer effects but apparently it was all filmed with a special drone, at half speed, to allow the dancers to move as precisely as possible. Even at half speed the effect that’s created is mind-melting. According to Billboard, by the end of the video the drone is actually filming from nearly half a mile away.

At this point there is no one that will ever top an OK Go music video other than OK Go. This one was directed by Morihiro Harano and choreographed by Airman. Watch “I Won’t Let You Down” below!

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18.09.14 by Jeff

Illustrator Wakana Yamazaki

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I’ve become completely obsessed with Tokyo-based artist/illustrator Wakana Yamazaki’s drawings. She’s gone completely off on her own tangent, I love it. I guess you’ll be able to tell how much I like her work by the sheer amount of images I’ve posted below.

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12.09.14 by Jeff

“Diggin’ In The Carts” Documentary Series About Japanese Video Game Music

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Red Bull Music Academy has produced a fantastic documentary series called “Diggin’ In The Carts” about the secret history of Japanese video game music. Watch parts 1 and 2 below!

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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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