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Japan is running out of swordsmiths, and a strict apprenticeship requirement is a big reason why

Want to make katana for a living? Hope you don’t mind not getting paid a single yen for the next five years.

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Japanese pre-teen’s summer homework assignment either lazy or genius… possibly both

This simple poster pushes the less-is-more concept to the limits.

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Japanese artist’s hand-cut paper art is astonishingly intricate and breathtakingly beautiful

Another kirie artist is here to awe and inspire.

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All about those soles – Tokyo photo exhibition is dedicated to lovely ladies’ exposed feet

100 photos part of extremely specialized photography display that promises “peculiar immorality.” 

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Meow! Japanese Internet comes together to appreciate “artfully” posed nude cat photos

At long last, photogenic kitty pics that are SFW.

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Cosplayers, illustrators and AV actresses come out in force to celebrate the wonders of the undergarment.

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Draw-your-own fox charms are one of the highlights of Kyoto’s famous Fushimi Inari Shrine

Go for the history and culture. Stay for the silly artwork.

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Famous philosophers reimagined as cute anime boys by Japanese student cramming for entrance exams

Would anime-style Descartes say “I think, therefor I super deformed am?”

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To celebrate Pokémon anime’s 20th anniversary, superfan redoes his fan art from 20 years ago

Art and Pokémon stand the test of time; or, how to do a Pokémon remake properly without ditching characters.

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Japan’s floral birthday crests now available as beautiful personalized seals

Full array of 366 hana komon, each with its own associated meaning and symbolism, is on offer.

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Gorgeous cat-themed Japanese gift envelopes: A perfect way to say congratulations to feline fans

Traditional Japanese art form gets an added kitty quotient.

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Fine art painters become fine anime boys in new romance video game Palette Parade

Boyish da Vinci and van Gogh have special relationships with friends Michelangelo and Gauguin.

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Japanese artist thrills Twitter with stop-motion anime that plays out like a short film 【Video】

With action, humour and a twist ending, it’s easy to see why this captivating anime has become so popular online.

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Attack on Titan-melon! Japanese mom creates replica of anime’s Colossal Titan out of watermelon

The best way to cool down this summer when steam won’t stop pouring off your body.

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One Piece, Star Wars and other characters come to life with mind-bending art within art 【Photos】

Can you identify Ah Leung‘s gorgeous Magic Eye-style film and anime characters?

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Slipshod anime-style sexiness isn’t just for male fans anymore, bizarre artwork error shows

Handsome anime-style archer is sure to defeat all his foes…as long as “nice abs” are a weapon.

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Perfect for aspiring breast researchers.

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Through the Pokéyears: A reference chart for Ash’s design in each Pokémon anime generation

Pokémon’s leading man has gone through plenty of changes in his two decades of screen time.

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Anime artist pros draw Wonder Woman to celebrate film’s Japanese opening【Art】

The Western comic icon gets a warm reception from the character designers responsible for some of anime’s biggest hits.

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Anime isn’t like reality: Terrifying dentistry edition

Big eyes + tiny mouths = terrifyingly large teeth?

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