DIY

“Ordinary” foreigner tries to become famous in Japan in new documentary

A “really ordinary person from Australia” attempts to become famous in Japan and is making a film about it.

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Internet goes crazy for custom-made desk built by Japanese animator

The DIY project, complete with an embedded graphics tablet, is inspiring digital illustrators everywhere.

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Turn your plastic fan (or whatever you want) into the hilt of a katana

Never lose grip of your fan again with this simple how-to samurai guide

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Strange noises from Japanese mother’s bedroom turn out to be amazing DIY doghouse

The final result puts all other dog houses to shame due to sheer shopping ingenuity.

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DIY Pokémon Go lifehack from Japan: Hands free “Poké-Han” device gets a rainy day edition

Having trouble playing the game with one hand holding onto your umbrella? Now we’ll show you how to stay dry while keeping both hands free for catching Pokémon!

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DIY Pokémon Go lifehack from Japan: rest tired arms with creative hands-free “Poké-Han” device

Arms tired from holding your smartphone in front of you all day? We’ll show you how to make this ingenious “Poké-Han mobile gaming accessory!

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Tokyo designer’s DIY Space Invaders kimono is retro fashion in more ways than one

German-born Tokyo designer Anji Salz wows with this home-made Space Invaders kimono, and she’ll show you how to make your very own, too!

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This realistic, incredibly detailed recreation of Voltron’s Flaming Sword is simply amazing!

Over at YouTube channel AWE me, the men and women at Man at Arms recreate a realistic replica of Voltron’s Flaming Sword, because, uh… Why wouldn’t you?

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Ingenious cosplayer shows us how to make sword blades nearly two meters long for a few bucks

Sub-meter decorative swords just not cutting it for you? Try this method for legendary blades of up to 1.82 meters (6 feet) that won’t slice into your budget too much.

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Man recreates favourite Japanese restaurant set-up in kitchen, internet applauds

Can you guess what’s underneath the plastic bucket at the end of all that aluminium tubing?

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DIY video series shows how to make your own Metroid arm cannon

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Cool dad needs only US$2 to make a lightsaber, shows us how to make one too【Video】

A few dollars and a handful of materials are all you need to make your very own lightsaber—and this crafty father shows us how!

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Amazing creations made using only a hot glue gun have Japanese Twitter on meltdown【Pics】

Apparently it’s possible to create something other than burned fingers when using hot glue.

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Want something sweet to add to your drink? Make some Rilakkuma cup-hanging cookies!【Video】

Watch the step-by-step process of how to cook these cute, completely edible cup accessories yourself.

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Crustacean Suit Gundam: man builds MSN-04 Sazabi out of a lobster’s shell

It’s like the saying goes: When life hands you a lobster, make a Psycommu-system-equipped mobile suit with it.

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This tsundere-prone steampunk ramen timer is kind of impractical, totally awesome!

Do you love cup ramen, but hate boring technology? Then this mercilessly strict steampunk ramen timer is just what you need!

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Forget dog-earing and bookmarks that fall, make your own easy origami bookmark instead!

We’ll show you how to never again lose a page number to the dreaded “bookmark slip.”

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Snow globes are the newest winter trend in Japan!【Photos】

Christmas is over, but that doesn’t mean the magic of the season can’t live on. Check out these amazing snow globe accessories trending on Twitter!

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Japanese gamer builds his own custom arcade cabinet full of nostalgic feels 【Video】

If you’ve got the time and dedication, here’s one clever way to recycle your old analog TV monitor!

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Make kitty happy with these clever cat project ideas

Find your purr-fect creativity outlet over the holidays and give these eight kitty-compatible DIY projects a try.

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