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Evidence that ‘kawaii’ has ruled Japanese pop culture for centuries!

A collection of playful prints from over 200 years ago prove that Japan’s highly-refined sense of cute has a very long history indeed.

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Eraser stamp of Tokyo Disneyland is almost as amazing as the theme park

The incredibly intricate eraser stamps this artist crafts are the result of intense perseverance and die-hard passion!

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Turns out you can draw all four original starter Pokémon with just three colored pencils【Video】

And no, black isn’t even one of them.

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New Pokémon Line app message stamps raise money for children in Japan’s disaster-struck regions

Artists from around the country took part in the project, which sees Pikachu saying thank you in forty different ways.

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Problems drawing body parts hampering your manga artist aspirations? Let this app lend you a hand

Who’s got two thumbs and likes to help artists? Handy Art Reference Tool does!

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Japanese schoolgirl showdown 4: Dating girls in summer kimono vs. western dress【Poll】

More than 50,000 votes have been tallied and the results are in! Which girl do you think won at the polls?

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Overlaying the essence of Tokyo on cities around the world exports the metropolis to the masses

They’re Tokyo, but also not Tokyo.

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Jaw-dropping anime-style paper craft fan art is the ultimate otaku origami【Photos】

Best of all, you can fold your own for just a couple of bucks.

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Dragon Quest celebrates anniversary with enormous rice paddy art in Gyoda, Japan【Video】

The Guinness World record-holding game joins up with the Guinness World record-holding rice paddy to create a Dragon Quest artwork on a massive scale.

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Malaysian illustrator creates art based on Asian legends for magnificent results【Art】

These beautiful pieces are both magical and terrifying.

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Japanese artist creates eerie 3-D magnet head of Yukichi Fukuzawa, the man on the 10,000 yen bill

It’s hard to touch money when the person on the note is popping its head out, glaring at you from the bill.

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From Squirtle to Jigglypuff and Lickitung, now you can see what your favourite character would look like as a PokéGirl pin-up model!

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Watch an 80-year-old toymaker handcraft beautiful, retro wooden toys

80-year-old Masaaki Hiroi has dedicated his life to handcrafting gorgeous wooden toys the old-fashioned way.

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Godzilla appears in northern Japan as awesome rice paddy art 【Photos】

Ghidora and Rodan must be so jealous right now.

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Crazy-buff Pikachu is back, and some of his fellow Pokémon have also caught power-lifting fever

Rival from Yo-kai Watch also starts packing on muscle to keep up with the pumped-up Pokémon.

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Japanese dad wows internet with amazing watermelon art

No celebration is complete without a decorative watermelon.

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Japanese artists alter illustration of unrequited love with hilarious results

The man caught in between the scissors gets his revenge on the happy couple thanks to the creative talents of Japanese artists.

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Art-loving feline attempts to enter cat exhibition at Hiroshima museum

Will the cute black cat receive the red carpet treatment or will he be refused entry at the door for not having a ticket?

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Japan Archives offers a (free) trip back through Japanese history via visual media

A new website looks back on 150 years of modern Japanese history in visual format.

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Magic pen uses ink to conduct electricity so you can literally draw circuits!【Video】

This strangely therapeutic video shows us the magic of the “AgIC pen” that draws electrical circuits to light up paper cities.

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