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In Love with Japan - Illustrations

In Love with Japan - Illustrations

I believe that traveling with the main purpose to wander and explore; together helps immensely to feed your brain at your journey and tremendously contribute at boosting your creativity. What do we all do when you are in a country where you’ve never been before? You look to understand how the people live, the architecture, tourist attractions and everything. We would like to feature the work from Johana Kroftová and her series entitled: In Love with Japan. She’s a junior Art Direction/Designer based in Prague, Czech Republic; recently coming back from a trip to Japan. She visited Japanese cities like: Okinawa, Tokyo and Nara; Johana has created a series of minimalistic illustrations after being inspired of the places she has been. Hope you will enjoy! Illustration for book about Japan trip. Minimalistic illustration about Japanese places. More information via Behance.

A Kindergarten like You've Never Seen Before

A Kindergarten like You've Never Seen Before

You guys know that I have a little crazy love from everything that comes from Japan, whenever it is super innovative or wildly super weird. It’s just so intriguing to witness their creativity on everything around us and how they make things better in our everyday life. Today, we’ll look at the work of Takaharu Tezuka who is an architect based in Tokyo, Japan. His work is pretty much recognizable by his innovative thinking, philosophy and the overall approach that has been rewarding him with the award from the Japan Institute of Architects. Let’s take a joyful at this stunning kindergarten that pushes the children to reach another level of learning and also enjoy themselves.   Watch Takaharu Tezuka TED Talk More information: http://www.tezuka-arch.com/english/index.html.

Case Study UI/UX: Improving Japan’s Railway and Commuting System

Case Study UI/UX: Improving Japan’s Railway and Commuting System

Japan’s railway system is one the the most complex in the World. I’ve personally experienced it a few months back and it’s pretty consisting of many different and connected parts. Once you really experienced a few different trips, you start to understand its complexity and it becomes quite simple. But I do admit there’s been moments where I was found myself in a chaos where I didn’t knew what to do. I would say that most cases of a redesign are mostly based on a user experience in a goal to an improvement for a better overall experience. I would like to share this beautifully executed UI/UX project by Isa Pinheiro’s concept at improving Japan’s railway and commuting system. She came up with a concept to remove a technology in use for the last 15 years and rely the users to their smartphones payments on the go and recharging as well. There’s probably some features and problems that have been overlooked but it’s definitely an interesting concept to look at. Japan’s rail transportation is known as one of the most complex systems in the world. Carrying more than two million people per day, the rail system demands a fast and easy way for people to use it. Their rechargeable contactless cards have been around since 2001 and are the secret for Japan’s smooth commuting. This technology has been around for 15 years and little improvements have been done. People still need to rely on ticket machines at train stations to recharge their cards, to pay their monthly commuter pass and check transactions. You should definitely check out the live prototype that is beautiful done and you can follow the userflow behind the concept: http://isapinheiro.com/?work=pasmo-application More information: http://isapinheiro.com.

Ground-1 Tokyo

Ground-1 Tokyo

I've always been fascinated by the nature of the underground installations, many elements come to mind about its architecture, light settings, subway, daylight regression and basically the whole atmosphere. A place where it got me even more fascinated was the underground life while I was in Tokyo, Japan. It feels like you're in a different World, you noticed a lot of people surfing on their mobile devices and sleeping (a LOT). Every angle tells a different story and feels straight like a movie scene. The work from Skander Khlif captures everything that I just said so well. It was a delight to explore this city and I can't wait to go back. Tokyo is the most fascinating and bizarre city in the world! One of the reasons is for sure the subway. About Skander Khlif Skander is a photographer based in Munich, Germany. He travels the World and capture the beauty from his lenses. He focuses this work into photography, photojournalism and digital photography. More information via Behance.

THE KIDS RETURN: Tokyo Exhibition

THE KIDS RETURN: Tokyo Exhibition

I've been a great fan of Alexandre Osmoze for a long time, I've been to one of his exhibits and he's genuinely a great person as well. Other than his great personality, his work is just a real reflection of his talents. Working with your hands will always still be the primary thing to explore or to keep in your habits as a designer. Knowingly your real core to a level of understanding the things we do every single day and once was part of our routine without any technology. So let's dive into the sublime work of Alexandre Osmoze for his 2nd exhibit in Anagra, Japan. Hope you will enjoy!     Video     About Alexandre Osmoze Brakha Alexandre is an artist that does a lot of everything, from street art, drawing, illustration, art direction, designing and more. Just everything. He's currently based in Montreal, Quebec, Canada and we can clearly see that he has a pure passion for the islands of Japan through his art. For more information: https://www.behance.net/osmoze.

Beautiful Houses: The Work of Yoshiaki Yamashita Architect & Associates

Beautiful Houses: The Work of Yoshiaki Yamashita Architect & Associates

Today, had this idea that it might be fun to change the formula for Beautiful Housesa little. Instead of showing a beautiful house in particular, how about we showcase the work of an architect?! Why not! We would love to share the work of Yoshiaki Yamashita from Yoshiaki Yamashita Architect & Associates (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); About Yoshiaki Yamashita Yoshiaki was originally from Osaka, Japan and he graduated from Osaka Institute of Technology Department of Architecture. And since 1994, Yoshiaki established his architectural design office that later on was renamed with associates. For more information: http://www.yoshiaki-yamashita.com

Cherry Blossoms Series with Kenichi Ueno

Cherry Blossoms Series with Kenichi Ueno

In Japan, Spring Time is the time for the Cherry Blossoms. As I started to see many people sharing their pictures and experiences in my feed. It must be just an exhilarating experience to witness. I imagine the struggle of many photographers to capture such natural beauty with so many tourists at such a busy time of the year. With such commitment, we are featuring the work of Kenichi Ueno and his journey with the Cherry Blossoms. It's my job, also the hobby at the same time. I can't stop making it when good ideas occur. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); About Kenichi Ueno Kenichi is a freelance photographer and creator that is focusing on Digital Photography and Digital Art currently based Gifu, Japan. For more information, check out his Facebook https://www.facebook.com/kenichi.ueno.104

Silent Night series of the streets of Tokyo

Silent Night series of the streets of Tokyo

With Spring coming into our calendar, those who live or will be travelling the islands of Japan; you'll find yourself immerge in the beauty of Sakura trees. It's the season! Unlike freelance photographer Takashi, he decided to explore another aspect of Japan and it's their streets especially in Tokyo. Not the streets shining with billboards with neons but the eerie, dark and Japanese horror-like ones. Let's follow Takashi on his  Slient Night Series. I went to Naka-Meguro, where there is a river with sakura trees lined up on the side. It looks nice at night with the illumination being done. I got bored when I saw it. Ok, bad habit of mine is that I get bored easily. Sure, sakura at night is pretty, but I wasn’t interested at that moment for some reason. I ended up exploring the alleys around Naka-Meguro. I found something different... (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); About Takashi Takashi is a freelance photographer currently based in Tokyo, Japan. Looking forward to see more of his work. For more information: http://www.gstakeshi.com

Ready-Constructed Huts by Muji

Ready-Constructed Huts by Muji

Taking a break from the busy city of Tokyo is always a good thing and wildy rewarding. Well the famous Japanese brand Muji made ready-constructed huts for getting out and escaping the "hustle and bustle". Launched during Tokyo Design Week 2015, these huts will be on sale next year. We stuck inside alone. I enjoy reading. We indulge in the delusion. I hear the sound of rain. It sucks the delicious air. The muffled with family and friends. It encloses the fireplace. I enjoy nature. I enjoy the conversation that can not be usually. The escape from the hustle and bustle of the city, please experience the cozy space. Hut of Wood by Naoto Fukasawa All Rights to Muji All Rights to Muji Hut of Cork by Jasper Morrison All Rights to Muji All Rights to Muji All Rights to Muji Hut of Aluminum by Konstantin Grcic All Rights to Muji All Rights to Muji All Rights to Muji Links To learn more about the Muji Huts: https://www.muji.com/jp/mujihut Images via Dezeen

Japan Street Photography by Yuma Yamashita

Japan Street Photography by Yuma Yamashita

I've been following Yuma's work ever since I saw his feature on Herschel Supply about Tokyo. Wandered 3 cities of Japan myself, seeing his work makes me wanna go back and admire the work of Street photographers. Check him out! All Rights to Yuma Yamashita All Rights to Yuma Yamashita All Rights to Yuma Yamashita All Rights to Yuma Yamashita All Rights to Yuma Yamashita All Rights to Yuma Yamashita All Rights to Yuma Yamashita All Rights to Yuma Yamashita All Rights to Yuma Yamashita All Rights to Yuma Yamashita All Rights to Yuma Yamashita All Rights to Yuma Yamashita Links Follow Yuma on Instagram: https://instagram.com/yuma1983/

Shimida Corporation Branding by Masaomi Fujita

Shimida Corporation Branding by Masaomi Fujita

Masaomi Fujita is an Art Director at Tegusu, a creative and design office based in Tokyo and Yokohama. Since 2012, his studio specialized to a wide variety of works from concept planning to design work in CI and VI development for companies and shops. Check it out. Shimada Co., Ltd., an old firm established in 1921 and based in Nishiyodogawa-ku Osaka city, sells furniture materials and interior materials, as well as makes furniture. In response to the company’s consultation regarding CI renewal upon the office relocation, tegusu established CI and a guideline for use of it and designed signatures and business cards. All Rights to Masaomi Fujita All Rights to Masaomi Fujita All Rights to Masaomi Fujita All Rights to Masaomi Fujita All Rights to Masaomi Fujita All Rights to Masaomi Fujita All Rights to Masaomi Fujita All Rights to Masaomi Fujita All Rights to Masaomi Fujita All Rights to Masaomi Fujita Links More info about Masaomi Fujita: http://tegusu.com Follow Masaomi on Behance: https://www.behance.net/tegusu

Street Photography of Japan by Takashi Yasui

Street Photography of Japan by Takashi Yasui

In a middle of planning my next adventure to the islands of Japan and couldn't help surfing and looking for the street photographers that scattered the cities to find us the best angles of Japan. One Photographer that really caught my eye is Takashi Yasui who is a photographer based in Kyoto, Osaka, Tokyo. Check him out! Photography is a more of a pleasure, it is a passion. All Rights to Takashi Yasui All Rights to Takashi Yasui All Rights to Takashi Yasui All Rights to Takashi Yasui All Rights to Takashi Yasui All Rights to Takashi Yasui All Rights to Takashi Yasui All Rights to Takashi Yasui All Rights to Takashi Yasui All Rights to Takashi Yasui All Rights to Takashi Yasui All Rights to Takashi Yasui All Rights to Takashi Yasui All Rights to Takashi Yasui All Rights to Takashi Yasui All Rights to Takashi Yasui Links More info about Takashi Yasui: http://takashiyasui.com Follow Takashi Yasui on Instagram: https://instagram.com/_tuck4/

Tokyo by Night by Masashi Wakui

Tokyo by Night by Masashi Wakui

The city of Tokyo, Japan is one the most wanted places to visit in the World. I haven't had the chance to go visit yet and the series Tokyo at Night by Masashi Wakui surely doesn't help as well. But his street photography of the eerie alleys of nocturnal Tokyo does captivate the beauty of its neon and vibrant colour palette. All Rights by Masashi Wakui All Rights by Masashi Wakui All Rights by Masashi Wakui All Rights by Masashi Wakui All Rights by Masashi Wakui All Rights by Masashi Wakui All Rights by Masashi Wakui All Rights by Masashi Wakui All Rights by Masashi Wakui All Rights by Masashi Wakui All Rights by Masashi Wakui All Rights by Masashi Wakui All Rights by Masashi Wakui All Rights by Masashi Wakui All Rights by Masashi Wakui Links More info about Masashi Wakui: https://www.flickr.com/photos/megane_wakui Follow Masashi on Tumblr: http://masa-photo.tumblr.com

Multiple Exposure Photography by Miki Takahashi

Multiple Exposure Photography by Miki Takahashi

I've always been intrigued with Double and Multiple Exposure Photography and Miki Takahashi does it so well! She's a videographer and photographer from Japan and here's some of her works. Hope you'll enjoy them! For more information about the Miki Takahashi, you can visit her profile on Behance and also check out her shop from Society6. All Rights to Miki Takahashi All Rights to Miki Takahashi All Rights to Miki Takahashi All Rights to Miki Takahashi All Rights to Miki Takahashi All Rights to Miki Takahashi All Rights to Miki Takahashi All Rights to Miki Takahashi All Rights to Miki Takahashi All Rights to Miki Takahashi All Rights to Miki Takahashi All Rights to Miki Takahashi All Rights to Miki Takahashi All Rights to Miki Takahashi All Rights to Miki Takahashi All Rights to Miki Takahashi All Rights to Miki Takahashi All Rights to Miki Takahashi All Rights to Miki Takahashi All Rights to Miki Takahashi All Rights to Miki Takahashi All Rights to Miki Takahashi

Impressive Clay Pieces by Raku Inoue

Polymer Clay always have been to me, a fun and experimental thing as a kid. But clay artist, illustrator, sculptor and photographer named Raku Inoue, really is mastering this media into his craft. Born in a suburban area of Tokyo, Japan and now based in Montreal, Qc of Canada; Raku is now keeping the challenge on expanding his creativity on new horizons. I spent most of my childhood as most Japanese kids do: watching anime, reading manga and playing outside with my friends. Just next to our house, there was an old agricultural research center, offering the perfect venue to explore for kids with wild imaginations. To know more about Raku Inoue, check out his website at RakuInoue.com and check out his Behance Profile. by Raku Inoue by Raku Inoue by Raku Inoue by Raku Inoue by Raku Inoue by Raku Inoue by Raku Inoue by Raku Inoue by Raku Inoue by Raku Inoue by Raku Inoue by Raku Inoue by Raku Inoue by Raku Inoue by Raku Inoue

Levitating Self-Portraits by Natsumi Hayashi

On my last post, I've posted about Anastasia Volkova who gave us such a splendid vision about Wedding Photography. This time, I wanna show you another great vision and it's about Self-Portrait Photography. Meet Natsumi Hayashi, a photographer based in Tokyo, Japan. She takes self-portrait pictures of herself while she's in levitation; I think it's fun and fantastic idea. For more information about Natsumi, check out her website Yowayowacamera.com.

Beautiful Japan Photography

As the world looks towards Japan, we get to remember how beautiful this country is, with great culture, nature and landcapes. We just know that no Earthquake will be enough to fade Japan's warrior spirit. And through photography, we celebrate its beauty. These were taken by some amazing photographers, and I really recommend you to visit their portfolios at flickr, for more great pictures from Japan. I really hope you enjoy these, and please, if you can help Japan in any way, do it. Cheers. poplife Marufish Kim Erlandsen Miguel Michán Michael Chandler Cuba Gallery jasmine8559 Owen Murray Diane Hu Andreas Jensen Carl Parkes femtowork