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Travel back in time with these tourism posters from early 1900s Japan 【Pics】

The 20th century’s version of “Cool Japan” seems a lot cooler than the 21st century’s.

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Pen-and-ink illustration takes us on a road trip through the whimsical world of Ghibli

How many different movies can you find in this one piece of art?

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Artist creates the most amazing headwear out of the most innocuous material【Art】

These baroque-style wigs made entirely from paper are going to ba-low you away.

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Is this modern art? Masking tape exhibition unrolls in Chiyoda

You don’t need expensive tools or high-tech drawing tablets to create works of art—all you need is a roll of humble masking tape.

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Old postcards reveal famous Japanese tourist spots as they appeared 100 years ago

Glossy postcards of today have nothing on these atmospheric images.

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Korean artist stuns with 3-hour Star Wars illustration merging the Force and feudal Japan【Video】

There are no reference photos and no sketches; just an artist, a pen and his beautiful mind.

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Taiwanese artist’s pencil tip sculptures are miniature masterpieces 【Pics】

You don’t make art with these pencils; the pencils are art!

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Student creates captivating display of “floating whales” to symbolise Buddhism’s Six Realms

People have been blown away by the beauty of the whales and their intricate submerged worlds.

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These ukiyo-e style renditions of Lupin the Third characters just might steal your heart!

Well, now we know that the stylish characters of the hit anime Lupin the Third look awesome as ukiyo-e drawings in traditional Japanese clothing!

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Puppy as loyal as Hachiko saves young owner’s life in Siberia, gets a statue

This story of a three-year-old girl surviving over a week and a half in the woods with her pet dog has taken the Japanese Internet by storm, and is sure to give you a case of the warm fuzzies.

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How do you take your kitty? Cute art series brings coffee drinks to life as adorable felines

From espresso cats to cappuccino kittens, coffees with matching felines are the purr-fect afternoon pick-me-up.

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Schoolgirl showdown! Girls who bundle up for winter vs. those who keep the miniskirt faith 【Poll】

And no, you can’t pick “All of the above.”

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A feast for the eyes — Sailor Moon Art Exhibit is coming to Tokyo this April!

Sailor Moon fans can look forward to an exciting treat in the coming months — an art exhibit in the fashionable Roppongi district of Tokyo!

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Kobayashi Kiyochika expertly captures light and shadow in these gorgeous ukiyo-e prints 【Art】

If you love art, you’ll definitely want to check out Kobayashi’s prints!

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Japanese fan recreates images from legendary horror manga master Junji Ito

Horror manga cosplay makes this fan look like she’s been drawn in pencil.

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Russian artist creates mind-blowing collection of eerily lifelike dolls

With such uncannily lifelike flesh and features, it’s hard to believe these dolls aren’t real.

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Japanese vending machine trash cans come to life in cute Tokyo photo collection

Japanese vending machines always get lavished with attention but now it’s time for their trash cans to step into the spotlight.

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Chinese rock stars in rocks – depicting music gods as temples devoted to them【Art】

Artist mixes rock music with Buddhist and Confucian architecture for peak imagery.

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Ghibli’s Princess Mononoke goes Art Nouveau in amazing fan art treatment

Studio Ghibli fan and Part-time artist Hannah Alexander created this dazzling Art Nouveau version of Princess Mononoke from Hayao Miyazaki’s classic animated film.

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Merchant shipping posters invoke romance and wonder of Japan’s Meiji, Taisho and Showa eras

There was a time when sumo wrestlers and kimono-clad ladies made shipping companies look beautiful.

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