Cosei Kawa, illustrator of children’s books

Monday, 3 July, 2017

Artwork by Cosei Kawa

Cosei Kawa is an associate professor at the Shizuoka University of Art and Culture, in Hamamatsu, Japan, and, in case you’re wondering why I’d mention him here, is an illustrator of children’s books. These are the sort of pictures I would have been hours looking at as a kid (and probably still would today).

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Louis Villers, Paris based photojournalist

Monday, 22 May, 2017

Photo by Louis Villers

Louis Villers is a Paris based reporter for CANAL+, a French cable television channel. His work affords him the opportunity to take some great photos, including this one taken the Hakone Shrine, in Japan.

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Kei Imazu, Toyko based collage artist

Tuesday, 7 February, 2017

Artwork by Kei Imazu

Kei Imazu is a Tokyo based Japanese artist who creates her collage based artworks from images that she sources from around her, or online.

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Philip Giordano, Tokyo based artist and illustrator

Monday, 7 November, 2016

Artwork by Philip Giordano

Philip Giordano is a Tokyo based artist and illustrator. His work is something else all together though. Get to to his Instagram and Behance pages, and his website to see what I mean.

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Tartaros Japan, Okinawa based artist, painter, and sculptor

Thursday, 27 October, 2016

Sculpture by Tartaros Japan and Haruhiko Iwasaki

Tartaros Japan is an Okinawa based artist, painter, and sculptor, who was a product designer in the past. This work, titled “Do not stand or stand”, is a collaboration with Japanese potter Haruhiko Iwasaki.

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Bungo Morita, Tokyo based artist and illustrator

Thursday, 6 October, 2016

Artwork by Bungo Morita

Bungo Morita is a Tokyo based artist and illustrator who does a lot of portrait work, and uses a variety of mediums to craft his pictures. See more of his work on Instagram.

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See Tokyo in a new a light, a pink light, to be precise

Thursday, 11 August, 2016

Photo by Xavier Portela

Following a recent visit to the Japanese capital, Tokyo, Brussels based freelance photographer, and filmmaker, Xavier Portela was looking for a way to capture the spirit, or energy, that visitors might experience when they first arrive there.

Photo by Xavier Portela

I think there’s little doubting that the pink saturation that he applies to the photos he took, renders the desired effect.

Photo by Xavier Portela

See more of the photos in the series, titled “Tokyo’s Glow” at designboom.

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Is this minimalism, or is this running on empty?

Thursday, 23 June, 2016

People embracing minimalist lifestyles in Japan seem to be trying to out do each other, when it comes owning as few items as possible. Three shirts, and four pairs of socks, after all, doesn’t seem like much, but if it works for you, more power to you.

Fumio Sasaki’s one-room Tokyo apartment is so stark friends liken it to an interrogation room. He owns three shirts, four pairs of trousers, four pairs of socks and a meagre scattering of various other items. Money isn’t the issue. The 36-year-old editor has made a conscious lifestyle choice, joining a growing number of Japanese deciding that less is more.

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Yoshinori Mizutani’s photo of Tokyo pedestrians in the rain

Monday, 9 May, 2016

A surprisingly intriguing set of photos by Japanese photographer Yoshinori Mizutani, of commuters in Tokyo on pedestrian crossings, during rain storms.

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Japan, 2015

Tuesday, 5 April, 2016

Last week it was a brief, an all too brief, video tour of India, today it is Japan.

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