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Artist gives new life to old Pokémon cards with gorgeously painted alters 【Pics】

The sun isn’t setting for this Lapras, it’s rising again!

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Iron Man masterfully rendered in suiboku-ga style evokes ancient feelings

Even in ink-wash, this Marvel hero looks ready to rumble.
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Artist who knows nothing about Pokémon draws pictures of them based only on names【Pics】

If you’d never heard of a “Snorlax,” what would you think it looks like?

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Artist’s interpretation of Pokémon GO: we’re the ones being caught and trained

This painting is darker than an Umbreon.

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That moment when one successful manga artist quakes in the presence of another

Even professional manga artists are in awe of the legendary Rumiko Takahashi.

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Miss Hokusai anime film receives distribution rights for North America, screenings begin in fall

The little known daughter of ukiyo-e legend Hokusai is the main character in this animated featured film.

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Fair warning: some of these pictures may be slightly NFSW… unless you work in a rope factory.

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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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Japanese Twitter user makes unbelievable origami artwork out of a single piece of paper【Pics】

A little bit more advanced than your average paper crane…

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Cute before-and-after illustrations perfectly capture how life changes with your first pet

Life will never be the same again!

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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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This needle felting artist is recreating people’s pet cats down to the last furry detail【Photos】

Fancy a purr-fect replica of your very own feline friend? This Japanese needle-felting artist recreates kitties in stunning, realistic detail to order.

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See America through the eyes of Chiura Obata, a Japanese artist from the early 1900s

Chances are you’ve never heard of Chiura Obata. Well, all that changes now.

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Mr. President, your portrait is ready – Japanese artist shows skills on free painting app【Video】

Thanks to the ever-increasing power of smartphones and their touchscreen technology, more and more applications are allowing people to get in touch with their artistic side and create beautiful pieces on their device.

Japanese artist Seikou Yamaoka is one such individual who is embracing this new digital art form by creating amazing portraits using only two things: his smartphone and his finger.

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Japanese jewellery artist carves teeny little skulls out of pearls, plus other creepy creations

Shinji Nakaba is a Japanese artist who creates wearable works of art using a variety of materials including aluminium wire, animal fangs, and shells. All of his work has a slightly gothic feel to it, and we particularly adore the tiny little skulls he carves from actual pearls.

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Want a souvenir from the ocean? Take part of it home with a realistic resin replica!

We’ve seen some amazing things Japanese artists have created out of resin before, but the one problem with them is just that: they’re too amazing. They’re all miniature masterpieces that you’d be too scared to touch, much less carry around with you.

But now artist and Twitter user @tokibo has come up with a solution: creating beautiful, realistic resin replicas of the ocean that you can put in your pocket to feel like you’re at the beach anytime you want. Skeptical? Take a look at some of the pictures; if they don’t make you feel like you’re in an underwater paradise, then your (unspent) money back!

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Anthropomorphic sushi girls are our new favourite thing 【Pics】

Ever wondered what your favourite sushi would look like as a cute girl? Nope, me neither, but the results are still pretty impressive.

Manga artist Harikamo has produced these gorgeous, delicate illustrations of anthropomorphised sushi. We never knew salmon roe could be so adorable!

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Combine your love of Godzilla, ukiyo-e and fashion with these fresh kicks from TeeFury

Recently, we brought you the news that you can now view an online animated sketchbook version of works by famous Japanese Ukiyo-e artist Hokusai. But what if you’re not content just looking at beautiful art online? What if you could see it every time you look down at your feet? Well, with these awesome printed sneakers from TeeFury.com, you can get some culture into your wardrobe while still looking cool!

Oh, and as an added bonus, they’ve stuck Godzilla’s ugly monster mush into the design, too!

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Espresso Patronum! Artist creates awesome artwork on Starbucks’ cardboard cup sleeves

The iconic Starbucks mermaid is an instantly recognisable commercial symbol, up there with McDonald’s golden arches or Nike’s tick. But don’t you get a little bored sometimes with the same old face peering back at your from the cardboard sleeve lovingly hugging your steamy cup of joe? One artist decided to jazz up the old mermaid design using black pen, featuring everyone from Dragon Ball‘s Goku to The Legend of Zelda‘s Link, and the results are kind of awesome!

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Did samurai use armoured cats and mice in battle?

The beautiful and imposing samurai armour from the Warring States period (sengoku jidai) still fascinates people today, and there are historians who have dedicated their lives to finding out as much about ancient warfare as possible. We know that warriors often rode horseback, but did samurai also use armoured cats and mice in their epic battles?!

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