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19 w ago
Dried Foliage Scuptures
Baku Maeda Creates Animal Art Using Organic Leaf Materials
Baku Maeda’s animal sculptures are conceived using an unlikely medium, dried and fallen leaves to be exact. The artist is based in Hokkaido, a northern part of Japan that is known for its low...
29 w ago
Cream Puff Sticks
Zaku Zaku's Cream Puff Desserts Are Prepared in Stick Form
Zaku Zaku is a Japanese shop that just opened that makes and selling all of its tasty cream puff desserts on the spot. Rather than serving cream puffs like a traditional pastry in a small roll-like...
43 w ago
Timelapse Tree Photography
This Whimsical Tree Photo Series is Hypnotizing
Just the idea of the amount of patience and dedication the photographer put into making this black and white tree photo series come to life is mind-blowing and heartwarming. Photographer Michael...
46 w ago
Fresh Cartoon-Adorned Fruit
This Hello Kitty Melon Can be Yours at an Overpriced Rate
Japan is home to a number of ultra-cool and bizarre food items and the Hello Kitty melon is no exception. A melon for approximately US$48.95 may seem a bit steep but not if you are a die-hard fan of...
47 w ago
Boho Workwear Men's Fashion
The superNova Fall/Winter 2014 Lookbook is Inspired by American South
The superNova Fall/Winter 2014 collection juxtaposes the typical bohemian Japanese style with more structured designs inspired by the American South and Southwest. This workwear influence not only...
71 w ago
Multihued Pond Photography
Kent Shiraishi's Shots of the Bieie Blue Pond Show Off Its Beauty
The waters of the Bieie blue pond change colors depending on the weather. Photographed by Kent Shiraishi, the colorful pond transforms under different conditions. The pond is a popular subject for...
95 w ago
The 'Prison Cafeteria' Serves Up Food That Inmates Eat Every Day
In order to give you a taste of prison life, restauranters in Japan created the ‘Prison Cafeteria.’ The only food served at the cafeteria is what real prisoners would eat. Based off grub...
148 w ago
Unembellished Timber Teacups
Kami Wood Mugs are Wonderfully Wooden and Exorbitantly Overpriced
The Kami Wood Mugs designed by Oji Masanori are a more eco-friendly version of your traditional fine bone china. These handcrafted tea-time treasures made in Hokkaido are fashioned from castor...
310 w ago
Living Wall Art
Hokkaido Sanyu Corp Creates The River Re Wall Made of Moss
Green space is hard to come by in big cities, and who better to rectify that than a company coming out of one of the biggest cities, Hokkaido Sanyu Corp. from Tokyo? The company has created River Re Wall,…
366 w ago
Foods That Save Environment
Regional Ecological Burgers
The idea of eating local specialties is deeply rooted in the culture of Asian countries such as Japan. Fusing iconic western food such as burgers with local items sometimes leads to some unusual combinations…
375 w ago
Music on the Road
Singing Streets Tested in Japan (UPDATE)
In the land of Harajuku girls and sushi now the streets can sing. Well, kind of. The members of the Hokkaido Industrial Research Institute, which work with cryogenic science and research under microgravity…
423 w ago
Mail Order Snowman
Kitty snowman Delivered To Your Door
About 4,800 yen ($40), This cute snowman, "Snow Kitty" will be yours. This is an ultimate gift for kids who have never chance to play with snow in Japan. Snow Kitty is made from snow in Hokkaido (Japan's…
427 w ago
The Train Bus
Multi Modal Travel
JR Hokkaido developed a dual mode vehicle (DMV) that can run on both road and train tracks. It is economical and fuel efficient. 200 people already have their ridden inside the DMV throughout its trial…
432 w ago
Dual Mode AutoTram
Runs on Rails or Roads
Japanese rail firm JR Hokkaido is on the edge to run its dual-mode bus and rail vehicle. They will begin their testing in April 2007 and according to Giz Magazine, â€œpreliminary trials suggest the vehicleâ€™s…
484 w ago
In response to the consumer desire to be able to enjoy the taste of freshly made sushi at home, a small company in Hokkaido has developed an original freezing technology and come up with products that…