Nocturnes by Daisuke Yokota

Photography // Tuesday, November 24, 2015
We have some advice: turn on Clinic's "Distortions," and look through the series "Nocturnes" by Japanese photographer, Daisuke Yokota. 

Process: The Sculptures of Yoshitoshi Kanemaki

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, November 24, 2015
We checked back in recently and found that she has shared some photos of his process, from giant trunk of tree to girl with 12 heads... enjoy.

The Art of the Japanese Manhole Cover

Juxtapoz // Monday, November 02, 2015
In most places the manhole cover is tasked with preventing us from falling into the sewer. In Japan, they are also works of art. While the general style and color of the covers remain the same, the imagery and symbols will change depending on which region of Japan you're in.

Daisuke Tajima's Meticulously-Rendered, Aerial Cityscapes

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, October 27, 2015
Japan-based artist, Daisuke Tajima, vaulted out of art school last year on the tails of his highly successful thesis exhibition to win about $83,000 (10 million Yen) through the 2015 Tokyo Midtown Award. He paints, draws, creates manga and sculpts, but most notable are his paintings, which employ his visual understanding of architecture to create meticulous renderings of imaginary cityscapes.

Ben Venom "Don't Tread on Me!" @ HPGRP Gallery, Tokyo

Juxtapoz // Thursday, October 22, 2015
On October 30th, 2015 HPGRP Gallery in Tokyo will be present "Don't Tread on Me!", Ben Venom's first solo exhibition in Japan. Working with repurposed material Venom marries the often poisonously and combative counterculture elements of outlaws, punk rock, and the occult with the softness of handicrafts.

Hiroshi Fuji Installation Uses 50,000 Recycled Toys

Juxtapoz // Friday, October 16, 2015
 Japanese artist Hiroshi Fuji used 50,000 recyled toys to build this impressive installation titled "Happy Paradies" at the 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa!

Update: Doodling with Sagaki Keita

Juxtapoz // Thursday, October 15, 2015
We have shown Sagaki Keita's work several times before and are continually impressed. Her latest series of doodles, a collection of her 2013 work, is as enjoyable as always.

Japan FGS

Graffiti // Tuesday, October 13, 2015
In the early 2000’s, FGS crew was a household name amongst freights riders with an eclectic lineup that was spread out across the U.S. These days it’s doesn't get much airplay, but Japan tit it up here for ol’ times sake.

optimist x Japan

Graffiti // Friday, October 09, 2015
This train has great negative space from the pieces and wouldn't have a problem catching attention amongst the rest of the trashy graffiti on cars.

Shinsekai's 'The New World Transparent Specimens'

Juxtapoz // Monday, September 21, 2015
Shinsekai's 'The New World Transparent Specimens' are tiny, usually aquatic life forms like fish and seahorses that are put through a process of chemical replacement of the proteins and dyeing of the bones. The result is a transparent creature that glows in eerie vibrant colors. The creatures are then sealed in vials filled with glycerin and preservatives.
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