Tag Archive for japanese

Awesome Paper Toys by Haruki Nakamura (8 pics)

Haruki Nakamura is a Japanese artist specialized in adorable paper sculptures. Passionate about Origami but also Kirigami, a Japanese paper cutting technique, the artist makes many paper toys, animal and human forms, which can even be unfold by themselves.

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Awesome Paper Toys by Haruki Nakamura (8 pics)

Minimal Art in Japanese Moonlight (8 pics)

Japanese artist Takashi Kanazawa was recently part of an exhibition in New York city, hels by Seizan’s gallery with six other painters. Called Nihonga, Contemporary Art of Japan, this exhibition aimed at shedding the light on the balance between Japanese tradition and a more contemporary aesthetic, that these artist are searching for.

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Minimal Art in Japanese Moonlight (8 pics)

The Japanese Cat Island (13 pics)

On the Japanese island of Aoshima, more than a hundred cats have found refuge in abandoned houses of the fishing village. These cats , six times more numerous than humans, attracts many tourists who logically named this place “the Cat Island”

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The Japanese Cat Island (13 pics)

Payful Furniture by Shigeki Yamamoto (7 pics)

Based in Germany, Japanese designer Shigeki Yamamoto makes original and playful furniture. Cute and colorful cacti as room dividers, a modular « tree lamp » , a sideboard that lookes like a construction game ; traditional furniture become art.

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Payful Furniture by Shigeki Yamamoto (7 pics)

Illustrations Mixing Japanse Art & Basketball (5 pics)

Andrew Archer mixes basketball culture with his passion for Japanese culture. In this second illustrations series called Edo Ball, he takes his inspiration from Japanese mythology and Ukiyo-e art (a particular movement born during the 17th century that explored the theme of daily life illustration).

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Illustrations Mixing Japanse Art & Basketball (5 pics)

Immersive and Interactive Installation in Paris (11 pics)

The teamLab Japanese collective that we have already talked about here , just moved to La Villette in Paris for an exhibition “Beyond the limits”. It transports us to a dream world where the visitor is an actor and not a spectator, as each step or movement will influence the digital fluids.

Between art, science and technology, the rest of the installations are enchanting journeys, living landscapes, fantastic fauna and flora that evolve in contact with the public and invite wonder.

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Immersive and Interactive Installation in Paris (11 pics)

Delicate Papercut Creations (10 pics)

Hailing from San Francisco, Kanako Abe is the artist behind these meticulously cut forms of animals, nature and portraits. She adapts a traditional Japanese paper stencil technique for her whimsical creations, normally used for making patterns on kimono fabric.

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Delicate Papercut Creations (10 pics)