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.

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.

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