Winter Illuminations: Light Festival in Japan

Juxtapoz // Monday, November 05, 2012
From now until March 31, 2013, you can see this incredible festival of LED lights, Winter Illuminations at Nabana no Sato, a botanical garden on the island of Nagashima in Japan. With this year's theme being nature, the highlight is an incredible tunnel of light with tens of thousands of LED lights.

New Works by Yuko Shimizu

Juxtapoz // Sunday, October 28, 2012
YUKO SHIMIZU (????) is a Japanese illustrator based in New York City and instructor at School of Visual Arts. Newsweek Japan has chosen Yuko as one of “100 Japanese People The World Respects???????????100)” in 2009. Her first self-titled monograph was released world-wide from German publisher Gestalten in 2011. The first childrens book is scheduled to come out from Abrams in 2013.

Beer Cans to Sculpture Art by Macaon

Juxtapoz // Thursday, October 25, 2012
Normally we like to leave our beer drinking to after-hours away from the office, but we ran into this article this morning about Japanese artist Macaon transforming everyday beer and soda cans into sculpture art, and we couldn't resist. These are actually quite good, so good in fact, we want to know how much beer was consumed in the making of Darth Vadar? 

Animation by Katayama Takuto

Juxtapoz // Sunday, October 14, 2012
An illustrated animation from artist, Katayama Takuto, 'Dissimilated Vision' was put together with remarkable simplicity of the illustrated line and a lot of anatomical imagination. With music by Kikuchi Ryouta and arrangement from Hamanaka Shun. Sit back and enjoy this one.

The Works of Yukari Terakado

Juxtapoz // Saturday, October 06, 2012
Yukari Terakado is an illustrator with a distinct muted, graphic style. She was born in Japan and her work has been used for CD covers, magazines and fashion graphics. Some of her clients and projects include Sony Music, Takara Gallery, Extravaganza!, Ribbed magazine (UK) and Computer Arts Projects.

The Works of Hiro Kurata

Juxtapoz // Thursday, September 27, 2012
Born in Osaka, Japan, Hiro Kurata has continued to craft an intricate story that ties together both Eastern and Western culture. Focusing on surrealistic moments, he illustrates his daily life through sports motif, chairs, and the stability of gentleness. However, the underlying theme of his work is both chaotic and restless.

Japanese Horror Manga Reviews Part 2

Juxtapoz // Saturday, September 22, 2012
Last week I gushed over a few Japanese Horror Mangas in Part 1 of my "I don't know much about these but I love them" article. Well, not much has changed this week, as I still don't know much about the history and facts about the genre...

Waleska Nomura "Heart In Love" Print Release

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Japanese-Brazilian arist, Waleska Nomura, who now takes up residence in the UK, just released a print of her signature painting series, Heart In Love. The graffiti artist turned fine artist created a bit of an ambitious project for herself: 18 layer silkscreen print—8 colous each printed twice with opaque then transparent colour plus the background plus a varnish with each layer of artwork has been handpainted by the artist.

The Works of YDK Morimoe

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, September 18, 2012
YDK Morimoe is a Japan-based visual artist who combines photography, painting, and digital special effects to create stunning surrealist works. Armed with a vivid imagination and enigmatic personality, the mysterious Morimoe has been able to create images that look at the fragility of traumatized and abused youth.

Goldfish Photo Booths in Japan

Juxtapoz // Saturday, September 15, 2012
The goldfish has been a part of Japanese cultures for centuries and traditional games such as "Scooping Goldfish" are still played today. The collective group going by the name, Kingyobu aka Goldfish club, have been making aquariums out of phone booths for the past year and placing hundreds of goldfish inside.

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