Apr. 21, 2016 18:23
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. 13, 2016 14:00
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
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
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
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
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 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
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.