Apr. 21, 2016 18:23

10 Interpretations of Sakura to Welcome Spring With [Creator Showcase]

10 Interpretations of Sakura to Welcome Spring With [Creator Showcase]

We often associate the pretty sakura or cherry blossom with cute girliness or the start of the school season. Spring after a harsh winter is often painted with a fresh start to the year. However, ten different TOM Special Creators have shown that even with the common subject of 'sakura', they can spin very different stories in each of their own worlds.

Apr. 15, 2016 15:07

Welcome Spring with These Blooming Bulbasaurs!

Welcome Spring with These Blooming Bulbasaurs!

What if the green plant bulb on Bulbasaur’s back bloomed into a beautiful flower?

Apr. 13, 2016 14:00

These Cat Latte Art Remind Us Why Cat Latte Art is Such a Great Idea

These Cat Latte Art Remind Us Why Cat Latte Art is Such a Great Idea

If you haven’t seen much latte art, you’re missing out on some truly unique and gorgeous creations that look almost too good to drink! We’ve collected...

Apr. 10, 2016 07:09

10 Sailor Fuku Girls to Make Your School Days More Tolerable! [Creator Showcase]

10 Sailor Fuku Girls to Make Your School Days More Tolerable! [Creator Showcase]

School may be a dread for many, but let’s celebrate the new school year with anime characters in sailor uniforms with this collection of gorgeous illustrations from Tokyo Otaku Mode’s Special Creators!

Mar. 31, 2016 12:56

Step Aside Latte Art - It's Pancake Time!

Step Aside Latte Art - It's Pancake Time!

When it comes to pancake anime art, nobody does it like the chef at La Ricetta does. La Ricette is an Italian restaurant in Kanagawa Prefecture. However, because of the popularity of pancake art that is posted on their Twitter account, the restaurant has become known as the place to go for 'artisan pancake art'. Here are some of our favorites!

Mar. 26, 2016 15:55

Japan Saves Endangered Traditional Art with Pop Culture

Japan Saves Endangered Traditional Art with Pop Culture

Ukiyo-e, the traditional Japanese art of woodblock printing, is on the verge of extinction because of the lack of practicing craftsmen as older generations pass on. In order to prevent this previous art form from disappearing, the Ukiyo-e Project, among others, combines popular culture with Ukiyo-e to attract new fans.

Mar. 26, 2016 03:00

Experience Traditional Tea Ceremony at YANESEN, Offering a Variety of Plans for Sightseeing!

Experience Traditional Tea Ceremony at YANESEN, Offering a Variety of Plans for Sightseeing!

Yanesen includes the initials of the names of three places in Taito-ku—Yanaka, Nezu, and Sendagi—and it collectively means those three.

Mar. 22, 2016 03:00

Samurai Museum in Shinjuku Has Everything from Samurai Costumes & Katana to Fighting Performances!

Samurai Museum in Shinjuku Has Everything from Samurai Costumes & Katana to Fighting Performances!

Samurai were a part of Japan’s history for about 700 years from the end of the 12th century to the 19th century. They are also called “Bushi” (武士) and a lot of pictures remain of them running around on battlefields with a katana (sword) or yumi-ya (bow and arrows) in their hands, wearing kacchu (armour).

Mar. 6, 2016 03:30

Looking for a new hobby? Try the traditional Japanese cloth craft of tsumami zaiku

Looking for a new hobby? Try the traditional Japanese cloth craft of tsumami zaiku

Tsumami zaiku was developed during the Edo Period (1603-1868) as a way to enhance the beauty of kimono with hair ornaments that represented the traditional Japanese themes of natural seasonal beauty. Time-honored patterns included chrysanthemums, sakura blossoms, and cranes, but modern tsumami zaiku has a much more lenient design that includes objects like stars and roses.

Feb. 23, 2016 08:57

Horror Manga Comes to Life with… Makeup!

Horror Manga Comes to Life with… Makeup!

Fans of Junji Ito sensei might be overjoyed while the rest of us get creeped out by these impressive make-up works that bring his characters to life!

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