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Japanese stationery now sprouts herbs in your garden with the Blooming Pencil

Once its life as a pencil is over, this innovative piece of stationery will colour your garden by blooming into a variety of edible plants.

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Japan’s new traffic cones come with built-in Jizō Bosatsu, the protective deity of travellers

There’s no better way to look after the roads than with built-in protection from one of Japan’s most revered deities.

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Hungry for art? Japanese cookie artist uses icing to make unbelievable edible masterpieces【Pics】

You mean we’re supposed to eat these?!

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Godzilla vs. Evangelion towels need all of Japan as stage big enough to contain their awesomeness

Culturally cool tenugui let you show your love of Eva Units, kaiji, and your favorite Japanese prefecture all at once.

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Exhibit of goldfish art by Riusuke Fukahori takes our breath away!【Pics】

Artist Riusuke Fukahori’s goldfish creations made of resin are so lifelike, they look like they could start swimming right before your eyes! Read More

Japan’s new ukiyo-e passports are going to look awesome

When Japanese travelers go abroad, they’ll be taking some of the country’s most famous and beautiful examples of woodblock print artwork with them.

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8 types of customer that irk supermarket store clerks in Japan

Can you see yourself in any of these annoying customer profiles?

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Japanese freehand tattoo artist’s work ranges from bloody & erotic to delicate & beautiful

Talented freehand tattoo artist combines the unconventional with the traditional.

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Captain America and Iron Man battle it out Japanese-warrior style

Two all-American heroes blend seamlessly with two legendary Japanese characters in this new take on a classic ukiyo-e print from the 1800s.

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Japanese artist’s delicious LEGO creations will have you salivating over plastic bricks 【Pics】

Just don’t eat them or you’ll be doing something else with those bricks.

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Color blending “Chameleon Pens” are the hottest new art items trending in Japan

These pens will change the way you shade.

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New “foliage umbrella” lets you take shelter from the elements with beautiful results

Rain or shine, any day is a good day to use this umbrella.

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Panasonic releases crazy expensive, surprisingly beautiful rotating fan to match any tatami room

Looking for a classy way to stay cool this summer? If so, we have the perfect fan for you…but you’re going to need a very full bank account!

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Controversial artist Rokudenashiko found guilty on obscenity charge

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Kung Fu Motion Visualization video blurs the line between reality and digital art 【Video】

Artist digitally manipulates videos of kung fu masters practicing their craft to create sequences of mesmerizing motion.

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Leg-lovers will be pleased to know that Japanese artist Yuria is continuing her foray into the world of thighs.

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Hand-drawn store-front signs, featuring everything from food to anime, are wowing passersby

Dragonball Z, One Piece, and more are appearing on random store signs, advertising salads and chicken, and impressing Twitter-users the net over.

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Godzilla vs. Evangelion continues with art by kaiju designer Yuji Kaida

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Giant engraved sword is also a Japanese nameplate (plus most awesome home fixture ever)

If your home truly is your castle, you’ll want this at the entrance to your realm.

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Enjoy traditional views of Mt Fuji from your very own luxury toilet

Japanese toilets continue to lead the way with a new range of beautifully decorative models.

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