Goldfish Phone Booth Aquariums in Japan

Street Art // Friday, September 14, 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.

Japan has a plan...

Graffiti // Monday, September 10, 2012
And his plan is to drop a sharp edged blade-like piece to slice you eyeballs.

Preview: Yumiko Kayukawa "Hakuryuu" @ LeBasse Projects, Los Angeles

Juxtapoz // Friday, September 07, 2012
LeBasse Projects is proud to announce ‘Hakuryuu – White Dragon,’ new works by Yumiko Kayukawa. This anticipated exhibition is Kayukawa’s first solo project with LeBasse Projects after appearing in several group exhibitions. In reaction to the devastating earthquake that hit Japan in 2011, Yumiko Kayukawa explores personal coping mechanisms in the aftermath of an unforgettably painful event.

Monochromatic Works by Yasuyo Fujibe

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, August 29, 2012
In this series of oil paintings by Japanese artist Yasuyo Fujibe, flesh becomes ephemeral as the face fades into bone-white oblivion. Understated but effective. Fujibe is a graduate of the Kyoto University of Art and Design.

Yasuyo Fujibe's Monochromes

Illustration // Tuesday, August 28, 2012
In this series of oil paintings by Japanese artist Yasuyo Fujibe, flesh becomes ephemeral as the face fades into bone-white oblivion. Understated but effective. Fujibe is a graduate of the Kyoto University of Art and Design.

Yamamoto Motoi: "Return to Sea"

Juxtapoz // Monday, August 13, 2012
Yamamoto Motoi hails from Hiroshima Japan where he worked in a dockyard until he decided to commit full-time to art production at 22-years-old. Based on his "Return to Sea" project alone, it seems that Motoi has made a good choice. After his sister had passed away from brain cancer, Motoi made a series of installations that quite literally flatten the patterns and channels within the brain by rendering them in poured salt.

Yoshitomo Nara "No Nukes" Free Download Print

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, July 03, 2012
Getting things for free is always fun, and its always fun to get things for free that go to a good political cause/protest. Iconic Japanese artist, Yoshitomo Nara (a 2x Juxtapoz cover artist), has granted his fans the opportunity to download his NO NUKES girl work and use it in protest of the Japanese governments decision to restart two nuclear reactors at the Oi power plant in Fukui Prefecture.

The Surreal Universe of the late Tiger Tateishi

Juxtapoz // Friday, June 29, 2012
We are on a kick of fantasy art at the moment, and we have long been fans of the work of Japanese great, Tiger Tateishi, a surreal master who depicts hidden and mysterious frameworks in each of his works. Although he passed away in 1998, the artist left behind an imaginative body of work that would make our founder, Robert Williams, proud.

The Work of Hideaki Kawashima

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, June 27, 2012
We have been fans of Japan's Hideaki Kawashima for years, and his standout exhibition, Turning, at Richard Heller Gallery last year had some stunning works. Of course, when we read that the artist had studied under Nara for a few years and had also spent a two years as a Buddhist monk, the intense and focused serenity and influence in the works made us enjoy Kawashima even more.

3D Sketchbooks by Nagai Hideyuki

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, June 26, 2012
There is a mutal consensus between ourselves and the readers of Juxtapoz; we love sketchbook viewing. But rarely do we get something that blends sketchbooks and a bit of optical trickery. Not only does Japanese artist Nagai Hideyuki show you his sketchbooks, he creates a 3D effect that is a simple but exciting illusion.

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