Transportation transfer guide company Ekispert has collaborated with manga artist Kubonouchi Eisaku to create a special movie titled Sayo to Kou no Shuppatsu (Sayo and Kou’s Departure). A special website was also created. The video is a message to those who are starting their journey on a new course this spring.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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).
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.