Rockin' Jelly Bean x Big John for Naked & Famous Denim

Juxtapoz // Saturday, October 12, 2013
Rockin Jelly Bean is a classic Japanese artist in the world of salaciousness that we have covered in the magazine over the years, most recently the Pushead-curated Halloween issue of 2009. The artist has recently teamed up with Canadian jean makers Naked & Famous and Japan's oldest denim maker Big John on a special collaboration that features Bean's work on the leather patch and labeling. A little dirty picture or two should fit nicely on your butt. 

Yayoi Kusama's "The Obliteration Room"

Juxtapoz // Thursday, October 10, 2013
We have seen some fantastic exhibitions from Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama in the past. Last December's was no exception. As part of her "Look Now, See Forever" Yayoi built and painted a domestic environment white and invited children to cover the entire thing in colorful dot stickers. By the time two weeks had passed, there was very little white left!

The Teshima Art Museum by Ryue Nishizawa

Juxtapoz // Monday, October 07, 2013
The Teshima Art Museum designed by Tokyo-based architect Ryue Nishizawa and Japanese artist Rei Naito opened in 2010 for the Setouchi International Art Festival that was held in the Takamatsu Port area of Japan. The open gallery space features 25cm thick concrete shell with two elliptical openings that are open to elements.

The Work of Tomoko Kashiki

Juxtapoz // Thursday, October 03, 2013
When Japanese artist Tomoko Kashiki stands in front of a new white panel, she has a clear vision of what beauty is for her. It "is a very fragile conviction, intrinsically linked to my feelings at any given moment - it changes and is transformed by my feelings." Tomoko holds a PhD in Painting from the Graduate School of Kyoto City University of Arts and has exhibited widely across Japan and in Europe.

Paintings by Masaaki Sasamoto

Juxtapoz // Friday, September 27, 2013
We are enjoying the work of Japanese painter Masaaki Sasamoto this morning. Sasamoto graduated from the Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music in 1989 and has been exhibiting across Japan ever since.

Incredible Etchings by Etsuko Fukaya

Juxtapoz // Thursday, September 26, 2013
It's easy to get lost in the rich details of Japanese artist Etsuko Fukaya's etchings with the lively creatures filling every inch of the enriched world that the artist created for them. "I want to draw what is alive," she says. Fukaya specifically chose etching as a way to express those details and allow her to draw extremely delicate lines. Finding even a magnifying object distracting, she works solely using the naked eye.  

Kisho Kurokawa's Nakagin Capsule Tower

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, September 10, 2013
Standing in Tokyo like a left over prop from a science fiction movie made in the 70s, the Nakagin Capsule Tower designed by Kisho Kurokawa faces the threat of demolition. The building was a prototype for 21st century living in an experimental architectural movement in the 1960s called Metabolism. The building is composed of two concrete towers housing 140 prefabricated modules (capsules) that are self-contained units. The capsules can be connected or combined to create larger spaces and are designed to be replaceable.

Alien Anatomy Sculptures by Masao Kinoshita

Juxtapoz // Friday, September 06, 2013
If there are anatomy classes on some distant planet, or in another dimension, Japanese artist Masao Kinoshita provides the instructional anatomical models. 

Update: The Psychedelic Works of Keiichi Tanaami

Juxtapoz // Friday, August 30, 2013
One of the great Japanese pop and psychedelic artists of the postwar era, we love the mind of Keiichi Tanaami. The artist has worked in graphic design, fine art, poster art, and video, but it is these paintings that have us excited to share with you this morning. 

Body Illusions by Chooo-San

Juxtapoz // Friday, August 30, 2013
We have shown you the body art of Chooo-San before on the site, but we love some of the "back" work the artist has created. Although we are a little weirded out by the dude that lives in the girl's back, we appreciate some of the simpler works like you see here. 

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