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Hiroshima Illustration Guidebook by IC4DESIGN inc.

Hiroshima Illustration Guidebook by IC4DESIGN inc.

I just came back from my week visiting Hiroshima including the island of Naoshima (Art Island). Departing from Okayama, it has been an incredible journey and one of the things you encounter when you are traveling in another country is the art & design (as a designer for the least). From the architecture, interior, tv advertisements...just everything. Among them, I stumbled across the work of IC4DESIGN inc., a two-team of illustrators based in Hiroshima, Japan. We are showcasing a series of illustrations they worked for the city's guidebook. Check it out and for anyone who has been in Hiroshima. That represents Hiroshima very well, enjoy! We made Hiroshima island. More Links Studio Site Behance Illustration

Anime Illustrations Inspiration

Anime Illustrations Inspiration

Currently in Japan for what we could call our "annual vacation", we have been exploring many cities including Tokyo, Osaka, Okayama, Hiroshima and more. One of the many things I have personally been fascinated is anime. In Japan, anime is like a national landmark. It's everywhere and people are reading anime on their phones, in the subway, in the convenience stores and more. I decided to put up together a collection of anime illustrations inspiration from various artists. Check it out! More Links Follow me on Instagram via Behance Design by Dion MBD Design by Desmun Cubic Design by Desmun Cubic Design by El Grand Chamaco Design by El Grand Chamaco Design by Sergey Orlov Design by Felipe Magaña Design by Yeaaah! Studio Design by Yeaaah! Studio Design by Laurica Andrian Design by Michael Jimenez Design by Michael Jimenez Design by Jose Real Design by Mateusz マテウシュ Urbanowicz ウルバノヴィチ

Exploring the Ribbon Chapel in Hiroshima Prefecture

Exploring the Ribbon Chapel in Hiroshima Prefecture

About a week before I leave for Japan, I am really excited about it. We will be spending quite some time in Japan and ONE of the places we will try to visit is the Ribbon Chapel in Hiroshima Prefecture by Hiroshi Nakamura & NAP. Built in 2013, it's a wedding chapel located in the garden of a resort hotel Bella Vista Sakaigahama. The chapel gives an insane panoramic view of the Inland Sea of Japan and the spiral staircase is so intriguing. Even though the lobby will look flat, the staircase definitely gives an impressive vertical direction. Let's hope they will give me access to some wandering and shots! A wedding chapel is originally a building type that consists of passage. The aisle a bride walks down with her father becomes the departing passage for the bride and groom, and along the way is filled with profound memory and emotion. Fortunately, in this chapel, the ceremony also takes form as the bride and groom climb separate stairways to meet at the top, ask for heaven’s forgiveness to join as one, and declare their marriage. More Links Studio Site

Tokyo Nights II: Pursuing Rain & Neons

Tokyo Nights II: Pursuing Rain & Neons

I always have been admiring the work of Liam Wong, his choice of colours are quite unique and inspiring. He is also responsible for a shift in what photographers would strive to shoot when visiting Tokyo, Japan especially on how they will edit the photos. As a kid of the 80s, I have been growing up with movie references like Blade Runner, Black Rain and the recent Blade Runner 2049. Tokyo Nights series are such a beautiful reflection of a cult era that we dearly love and still cherish nowadays. First of all, appreciating the references from movie scenes and turning them into a piece of art. You will notice that each piece somehow tells a story from its perspective filled with neons accompany with rain. It's just surreal and that is Liam Wong. More Links Personal Site Instagram Previously on ABDZ Make sure to follow Liam Wong on Instagram I like to capture moments after midnight and turn them into the surreal. Through my photog-raphy I channel my love for video games, film, science fiction and cyberpunk. Photo Gallery

Architecture: Inside the Offices of Mozilla Japan’s Open Source Factory Space

Architecture: Inside the Offices of Mozilla Japan’s Open Source Factory Space

Let's get an inside look at the offices of Mozilla, more precisely their Open Source Factory Space located in Japan. What's interesting about this space is the simplicity. Purely minimal and it really does reflect with the open source concept. The workspace is filled with wood material to enhance the ergonomics of the working environment. I have no doubts that the people working in this space can easily provide the best of their work. This office has been designed by NOSIGNER , a team who built with philosophies with social implementation of design and structuring knowledge of design. Based in Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture, you should definitely check out their work at nosigner.com. Credits Art Direction: Eisuke Tachikawa Space Design: Eisuke Tachikawa, Kunihiko Sato Graphic Design: Toshiyuki Nakaie Photography: HATTA More Links Learn more about NOSIGNER Images via Office Snapshots

Exploring teamLab Borderless: a digital art museum in Tokyo, Japan

Exploring teamLab Borderless: a digital art museum in Tokyo, Japan

I am personally quite excited to share this exhibition currently happening right now at the Mori Building, more precisely in Roppongi, Minato. In this exhibit and as I quote: "MORI Building DIGITAL ART MUSEUM: teamLab Borderless present a borderless world that visitors can explore freely without following routes". Just to give an idea, you will experience about 50 interactive artworks, some completely new, in a huge 10,000 sqm area with five zones. The interactive artworks have no borders separating them from the other works. Some extend beyond their installation rooms and into the corridors, some overlap with other works and some even fuse with other works. Since there are no boundaries, the immersive works keep the boundaries between people in a state of continuous flux. Visitors physically enter and explore the works as well as experience interactions with other visitors. The result is a totally new kind of interactive digital art experience the likes of which cannot be found anywhere else in the world. The digital art museum will feature approximately 50 interactive artworks, some completely new, in a huge 10,000 sqm area with five zones. The interactive artworks have no borders separating them from the other works. Some extend beyond their installation rooms and into the corridors, some overlap with other works and some even fuse with other works. Since there are no boundaries, the immersive works keep the boundaries between people in a state of continuous flux. Visitors physically enter and explore the works as well as experience interactions with other visitors. The result is a totally new kind of interactive digital art experience the likes of which cannot be found anywhere else in the world. More Links Learn more about teamLab Borderless Video About teamLab teamLab (f. 2001) is an art collective, interdisciplinary group of ultratechnologists whose collaborative practice seeks to navigate the confluence of art, science, technology, design and the natural world. Various specialists such as artists, programmers, engineers, CG animators, mathematicians and architects form teamLab. teamLab aims to explore a new relationship between humans and nature, and between oneself and the world through art. Digital technology has allowed art to liberate itself from the physical and transcend boundaries. teamLab sees no boundary between humans and nature, and between oneself and the world; one is in the other and the other in one. Everything exists in a long, fragile yet miraculous, borderless continuity of life.

Who's Driving Tokyo Photography Series

Who's Driving Tokyo Photography Series

We have featured the work of Oleg Tolstoy before on ABDZ with the "The Tourist Trap" Series. Now he is back with a photography series entitled: Who's Driving Tokyo from one of my favourite places on Earth. This series has been featured on many outlets and now here on Abduzeedo. I love the sight of a unique and silent world of the Japanese taxi drivers, it's an interesting glimpse at their daily life. I soon discovered that this aloofness is not just personal, but professional: drivers rated ‘ y ūryō untensha ’ - excellent driver - have their own stands at major stations and special markings on their cabs. As people, we naturally crave connection, but even in this tiny enclosed space, the line between driver and passenger persists. I was intrigued by these professionals who spend most of their days in silence, despite often being sat less than a metre from another human being More Links Learn more about Oleg Tolstoy

Danchi Dreams Photographic Series by Cody Ellingham

Danchi Dreams Photographic Series by Cody Ellingham

Just to keep going from our Friday Feature, let's take a closer look at this photographic series by Cody Ellingham, a photographer and art direction based in Tokyo, Japan. He released this photographic series entitled: Danchi Dreams and you just gotta love the atmosphere! Tokyo is such a busy city but it gets pretty quiet at night and almost horror-like. I love how Cody used this tone for his series and away from the usual locations that we see all the time. Check it out and make sure to follow him on Instagram. DANCHI DREAMS will launch on May 12 at a former factory turned into a gallery in the Tokyo district of Koto. It is the work of Cody Ellingham, now a Tokyo-based photographer who found fame in 2017 with his DERIVE series of futuristic Tokyo cityscapes. More Links Learn more about Cody Ellingham Follow the work of Cody Ellingham on Instagram Photography A kind of spaceship. . . . . . #DANCHI #CBJE #CodyEllingham #団地 #newtopographics #noicemag #subjectivelyobjective #phroommagazine #broadmag #lekkerzine #paperjournalmag #verybusymag #thisaintartschool #rentalmag #somewheremagazine #collecmag #tokyocameraclub #東京カメラ部 #magnumphotos #burnmagazine #onbooooooom #gupmagazine #rentalmagazine #streetdreamsmag #theheavycollective #ignantpicoftheday #rentalmag #minimalzine #imaginarymagnitude #nightphotography A post shared by CODY ELLINGHAM (@cbje_tokyo) on Mar 30, 2018 at 6:23am PDT DANCHI emerged across Japan in the 1960s to cope with rapidly growing urban populations. They were not just housing projects, but something to aspire to – a vision of a harmonious life and Japan’s new found prosperity.  Half a century later DANCHI are in decay. The concrete symbol of Japan’s economic miracle and post-war identity are slowly being forgotten and some are already gone. . . . . . #DANCHI #CBJE #CodyEllingham #団地 #newtopographics #noicemag #subjectivelyobjective #phroommagazine #broadmag #lekkerzine #paperjournalmag #verybusymag #thisaintartschool #rentalmag #somewheremagazine #collecmag #tokyocameraclub #東京カメラ部 #magnumphotos #burnmagazine #onbooooooom #gupmagazine #rentalmagazine #streetdreamsmag #theheavycollective #ignantpicoftheday #rentalmag #minimalzine #imaginarymagnitude #nightphotography A post shared by CODY ELLINGHAM (@cbje_tokyo) on Mar 14, 2018 at 6:12am PDT I look up at these exhausted blocks of concrete and steel that were once the dream of a new Japan. I asked the question "What happens when modern architecture becomes old?" DANCHI DREAMS will be on display at Atelier Takiguchi on May 12 & 13 in Tokyo – details coming soon. . . . . . #DANCHI #CBJE #CodyEllingham #団地 #newtopographics #noicemag #subjectivelyobjective #phroommagazine #broadmag #lekkerzine #paperjournalmag #verybusymag #thisaintartschool #rentalmag #somewheremagazine #collecmag #myfeatureshoot #lensculture #magnumphotos #burnmagazine #onbooooooom #gupmagazine #rentalmagazine #streetdreamsmag #theheavycollective #ignantpicoftheday #rentalmag #minimalzine #imaginarymagnitude #nightphotography A post shared by CODY ELLINGHAM (@cbje_tokyo) on Mar 8, 2018 at 4:42am PST The Decline of the Dream. . . . . . #DANCHI #CBJE #CodyEllingham #団地 #wtns #newtopographics #noicemag #subjectivelyobjective #phroommagazine #broadmag #lekkerzine #paperjournalmag #ifyouleave #verybusymag #thisaintartschool #rentalmag #somewheremagazine #collecmag A post shared by CODY ELLINGHAM (@cbje_tokyo) on Mar 2, 2018 at 6:12am PST Tonight at @ Pecha Kucha Night Tokyo I will be officially announcing my new photography project exploring the Dream, the Decline, and the Decay of DANCHI – Japanese Public Housing Apartments. . . . . . #DANCHI #CBJE #CodyEllingham #団地 #wtns #newtopographics #noicemag #subjectivelyobjective #phroommagazine #broadmag #lekkerzine #paperjournalmag #ifyouleave #verybusymag #thisaintartschool #rentalmag #somewheremagazine #collecmag A post shared by CODY ELLINGHAM (@cbje_tokyo) on Feb 27, 2018 at 1:43pm PST ⚡️ I will be introducing my new photographic series DANCHI at Pecha Kucha Tokyo next Wednesday night in Roppongi. DANCHI public housing apartments range from 3 and 4 story blocks on the edges of cities, to massive complexes housing tens of thousands of people. The architecture of these new concrete communities replaced the wood and dirt of Old Japan and brought with them the promise of a bright future, but what do they mean today? . . . . . #DANCHI #CBJE #CodyEllingham #団地 #wtns #newtopographics #noicemag #subjectivelyobjective #phroommagazine #broadmag #lekkerzine #paperjournalmag #ifyouleave #verybusymag #thisaintartschool #rentalmag #somewheremagazine #collecmag #nextjauntmag #fubiz A post shared by CODY ELLINGHAM (@cbje_tokyo) on Feb 21, 2018 at 6:58am PST How does architecture change people? ⚡️ A glimpse at the new series「DANCHI 団地」from Cody Ellingham (CBJE) . . . . #DANCHI #CBJE #CodyEllingham #団地 #wtns #newtopographics #noicemag #subjectivelyobjective #phroommagazine #broadmag #lekkerzine #paperjournalmag #ifyouleave #verybusymag #thisaintartschool #rentalmag #somewheremagazine #collecmag A post shared by CODY ELLINGHAM (@cbje_tokyo) on Feb 14, 2018 at 3:09pm PST Dreams of DANCHI 団地 ~ A sneak peak at my new series exploring massive public housing projects in Japan, known as DANCHI. . . . . #DANCHI #CBJE #CodyEllingham #団地 #wtns #newtopographics #noicemag #subjectivelyobjective #phroommagazine #broadmag #lekkerzine #paperjournalmag #ifyouleave #verybusymag #thisaintartschool #rentalmag #somewheremagazine #collecmag A post shared by CODY ELLINGHAM (@cbje_tokyo) on Feb 14, 2018 at 4:56am PST Join me on a journey into the world of Japanese Public Housing, known as DANCHI,  but which many people call home. 「DANCHI 団地」 A New Series by Cody Ellingham (CBJE) A post shared by CODY ELLINGHAM (@cbje_tokyo) on Feb 12, 2018 at 2:03pm PST The hour has struck 5pm, a short melody rings out over the loudspeaker with an eerie echo. The dream of DANCHI. < A sneak peak at the new photographic series from the creator of DERIVE, Cody Ellingham (CBJE) > . . . . #DANCHI #CBJE #CodyEllingham #団地 #wtns #newtopographics #noicemag #subjectivelyobjective #phroommagazine #broadmag #lekkerzine #paperjournalmag #ifyouleave #verybusymag #thisaintartschool #rentalmag #somewheremagazine #collecmag A post shared by CODY ELLINGHAM (@cbje_tokyo) on Feb 16, 2018 at 7:11am PST Locked from the outside. 空室 . . . . . #DANCHI #CBJE #CodyEllingham #団地 #wtns #newtopographics #noicemag #subjectivelyobjective #phroommagazine #broadmag #lekkerzine #paperjournalmag #ifyouleave #verybusymag #thisaintartschool #rentalmag #somewheremagazine #collecmag A post shared by CODY ELLINGHAM (@cbje_tokyo) on Mar 6, 2018 at 4:36am PST

Winter Time in Ginzan Onsen (Hot Spring) and around Japan

Winter Time in Ginzan Onsen (Hot Spring) and around Japan

Seeing images from Ginzan Onsen made me miss Japan pretty badly, especially during this time of year. Being from Canada, winter tends rightfully cold and long. But again, seeing the pictures from Japan-based photographer naagaoshi, they are just so breathtaking. It almost feels like that is taken from a scene of the animated fantasy movie: Spirited Away. Let's follow naagaoshi and his photographic adventure into the silver mine hot spring and several locations around Japan. About Ginzan Onsen The translation means "silver mine hot spring" from Japanese. It's located in the area of Obanazawa, Yamagata Prefecture, Japan. Nowadays, this place is better known as one of Japan's prettiest onsen towns with historic ryokan lined-up along the river. More Links Do us a favour and follow @nagaoshi_ on Instagram Follow naagaoshi on Twitter Via Instagram . ツイッターでのせた銀山温泉がバズったおかげでラインニュースに載ることができました🤩 とても良い経験になりました☺️ 名前がハンドルネームなのがやや恥ずかしいけど_(:3」∠)_笑 . #山形県 #銀山温泉 #雪 #絶景 #旅 #秘境 #インスタ映え #フォトジェニック #team_jp_ #IGersJP #japan_of_insta #lovers_nippon #art_of_japan_ #phos_japan #s_shot #jap #retrip_nipponanmagazine #kf_gallery #retrip_news #night_shooterz #japan_night_view_member #Night_Scaper #nightphotography #night_excl #NIGHTSHOOTERZ A post shared by 長押し (@nagaoshi_) on Jan 9, 2018 at 2:19am PST . 去年から最も気に入っている冬景色、五箇山の相倉合掌造り集落。 今年も早速撮りに行ってきました😁 去年より雰囲気のある写真になったかなと思います! まだまだ通いつめたいな🤤 . そして連日の遠征による疲れか、今日は朝キングスマンを観たあとから体調を崩して寝てました😪笑 皆様も体調管理には気をつけて😂🙌 . #富山県 #相倉合掌造り集落 #五箇山 #絶景 #旅 #秘境 #インスタ映え #フォトジェニック #team_jp_ #IGersJP #japan_of_insta #lovers_nippon #art_of_japan_ #phos_japan #s_shot #jap #retrip_nipponanmagazine #kf_gallery #retrip_news #night_shooterz #japan_night_view_member #Night_Scaper #nightphotography #night_excl #NIGHTSHOOTERZ #longexposure_japan A post shared by 長押し (@nagaoshi_) on Jan 8, 2018 at 2:35am PST . 本日、2代目の150*150フィルターがお亡くなりになられました。 しばらくもうフィルター買いたくない😂 とか言って必要だからすぐ買うんだろうな😢 . #福島県 #只見線 #雪景色 #冬 #japan_daytime_view #Lovers_Nippon #Loves_Nippon #IGersJP #Team_JP #土曜日の小旅行 #japanwaits #photo_travelers #Colors_of_day #retrip_news #retrip_nippon #worldprime #earth_shotz #igworldglobal #igs_asia #hubs_untied #way2ill #nature #visitjapanjp #yourshotphotographer #PASHADELIC #nikonjp A post shared by 長押し (@nagaoshi_) on Jan 7, 2018 at 2:31am PST . 福島に行った目的はこれ😎 ついに念願叶って冬の只見線を撮りに行くことができました🤤 こんなずるいロケーション、通いたくなるのも分かる気がする😂 . #福島県 #只見線 #雪 #旅 #japan_daytime_view #Lovers_Nippon #Loves_Nippon #IGersJP #Team_JP #土曜日の小旅行 #japanwaits #photo_travelers #Colors_of_day #retrip_news #retrip_nippon #worldprime #earth_shotz #igworldglobal #igs_asia #hubs_untied #way2ill #nature #visitjapanjp #yourshotphotographer #PASHADELIC #nikonjp A post shared by 長押し (@nagaoshi_) on Jan 6, 2018 at 2:26am PST . 大正ロマンの風情溢れる温泉郷。 日が暮れて暗くなった温泉街にガス灯が灯り、とてもロマンチックでした🙌 この日は撮影のためだけに行ったけど、いつか絶対泊まりにきたい...! 誰か行こ← . モデルさんには撮影許可頂いてます🙆‍♂️ 初めて声かけて撮らせてもらった笑 . #山形県 #銀山温泉 #冬 #旅 #japan_night_view #japan_night_view_member #Lovers_Nippon #Loves_Nippon #IGersJP #Team_JP #土曜日の小旅行 #japanwaits #photo_travelers #Colors_of_day #retrip_news #retrip_nippon #worldprime #earth_shotz #igworldglobal #igs_asia #hubs_untied #way2ill #nature #visitjapanjp #yourshotphotographer #PASHADELIC #nikonjp A post shared by 長押し (@nagaoshi_) on Jan 5, 2018 at 1:41am PST . 今年初ポスト笑 遅くなりましたが、明けましておめでとうございます⛩🌅 新年早々福島県まで撮影遠征に行ってきました😆🙌 . 早速の投稿は福島の写真ではありませんが笑。福島まで行ったついでに、ずっと撮りたかった雪と銀山温泉の景色も収めることができました! ほんとは蔵王も行きたかったけど読みが甘く😭 またチャンスがあれば行こうかな笑 チーム石川のみんな、現地でご一緒した方々、お疲れ様でした🤗 . 今年もよろしくお願いします! . #山形県 #銀山温泉 #japan_night_view #japan_night_view_member #Lovers_Nippon #Loves_Nippon #IGersJP #Team_JP #土曜日の小旅行 #japanwaits #photo_travelers #Colors_of_day #retrip_news #retrip_nippon #worldprime #earth_shotz #igworldglobal #igs_asia #hubs_untied #way2ill #nature #visitjapanjp #yourshotphotographer #PASHADELIC #nikonjp A post shared by 長押し (@nagaoshi_) on Jan 4, 2018 at 2:08am PST “A secret spot” 冬の大牧温泉、ようやく撮れました。 しかも遊覧船付き!笑 昨晩は忘年会で山代温泉に泊まってました🤤 その帰りにたまたま(?)カメラを持っていたのでついでに庄川峡に寄ってみるとなんと遊覧船がもういるww あわてて撮影した一枚でした😚🙌 . #富山県 #庄川 #大牧温泉 #japan_daytime_view #冬 #Lovers_Nippon #Loves_Nippon #IGersJP #Team_JP #土曜日の小旅行 #japanwaits #photo_travelers #Colors_of_day #retrip_news #retrip_nippon #worldprime #earth_shotz #igworldglobal #igs_asia #hubs_untied #way2ill #nature #visitjapanjp #yourshotphotographer #PASHADELIC #nikonjp A post shared by 長押し (@nagaoshi_) on Dec 29, 2017 at 2:23am PST . 去年の寒波2 雪の降る東茶屋街☃️ ここ雪積もるのかな?融雪あったようななかったような… 積もったやつ撮りたい🤤 . #石川県 #金沢 #東茶屋街 #雪 #冬 #Lovers_Nippon #Loves_Nippon #IGersJP #Team_JP #土曜日の小旅行 #japanwaits #photo_travelers #Colors_of_day #retrip_news #retrip_nippon #worldprime #earth_shotz #igworldglobal #igs_asia #hubs_untied #way2ill #nature #visitjapanjp #yourshotphotographer #PASHADELIC A post shared by 長押し (@nagaoshi_) on Dec 7, 2017 at 3:20am PST . ようやく北陸にも雪が降ってきましたね☃️ 今年は去年より早い? 暖冬の去年に比べると今年は降る量は多いのかな!雪景色楽しみ🤤 . これは去年の大寒波が来た時の金沢駅🙌 . . #石川県 #金沢駅 #雪 #japan_night_view #冬 #japan_night_view_member #Lovers_Nippon #Loves_Nippon #IGersJP #Team_JP #土曜日の小旅行 #japanwaits #photo_travelers #Colors_of_day #retrip_news #retrip_nippon #worldprime #earth_shotz #igworldglobal #igs_asia #hubs_untied #way2ill #nature #visitjapanjp #yourshotphotographer #PASHADELIC A post shared by 長押し (@nagaoshi_) on Dec 6, 2017 at 2:41am PST . 🎄メリークリスマス!🎄 圧倒的にやる気のない月曜日ですがクリスマスの雰囲気のおかげでなんとか1日乗り越えることが出来ました。 車の中でクリスマスソングを聴きながら退社中🎅 そしてこれからお寿司😚🍣🎄 . Location : Nagano . #霧氷 #クリスマス #クリスマスツリー #雪 #冬 #長野県 #Lovers_Nippon #Loves_Nippon #IGersJP #Team_JP #土曜日の小旅行 #japanwaits #photo_travelers #Colors_of_day #retrip_news #retrip_nippon #worldprime #earth_shotz #igworldglobal #igs_asia #hubs_untied #way2ill #nature #visitjapanjp #yourshotphotographer #PASHADELIC #nikonjp A post shared by 長押し (@nagaoshi_) on Dec 25, 2017 at 2:40am PST . クリスマスなのでプレゼントいっぱい買いました← 赤道儀、ノースフェイスのマウンテンパーカー、マムートのグローブ、Peek designのストラップ、スノーシュー、トレッキングストック、他にも色々… 買いすぎた😂 . . #石川県 #金沢 #ひがし茶屋街 #雪 #クリスマス #japan_daytime_view #Lovers_Nippon #Loves_Nippon #IGersJP #Team_JP #土曜日の小旅行 #japanwaits #photo_travelers #Colors_of_day #retrip_news #retrip_nippon #worldprime #earth_shotz #igworldglobal #igs_asia #hubs_untied #way2ill #nature #visitjapanjp #yourshotphotographer #PASHADELIC #nikonjp A post shared by 長押し (@nagaoshi_) on Dec 24, 2017 at 1:38am PST . 昨夜、思いつきで白川郷に行ってきました。平日にもかかわらず付き合ってくれる仲間がいるのはほんとにありがたい😂 . 今日は一足先にケンタッキー🍗 . #岐阜県 #白川郷 #雪 #冬 #Lovers_Nippon #Loves_Nippon #IGersJP #Team_JP #土曜日の小旅行 #japanwaits #photo_travelers #Colors_of_day #retrip_news #retrip_nippon #worldprime #earth_shotz #igworldglobal #igs_asia #hubs_untied #way2ill #nature #visitjapanjp #yourshotphotographer #PASHADELIC #nikonjp #japan_night_view #japan_night_view_member #longexposure_japan A post shared by 長押し (@nagaoshi_) on Dec 22, 2017 at 2:49am PST . 三週連続長野に足を運んでしまうほど、霧氷にハマってしまいました🤤 前回は一つも見れなかったけど、なんと今週は霧氷祭り!☃️ どこもかしこも雪が積もってて楽しかった\(^o^)/ しかしテンション上がりすぎたせいか、高ボッチで目が覚めるともう7時/(^o^)\ アラームめっちゃセットしたのに笑 でも今日一日霧氷に囲まれてて幸せだったから全て良し😚 . . Location : Nagano . #霧氷 #ムヒョー #雪 #冬 #drone #dronestagram #japan_daytime_view #Lovers_Nippon #Loves_Nippon #IGersJP #Team_JP #土曜日の小旅行 #japanwaits #photo_travelers #Colors_of_day #retrip_news #retrip_nippon #worldprime #earth_shotz #igworldglobal #igs_asia #hubs_untied #way2ill #nature #visitjapanjp #yourshotphotographer #PASHADELIC A post shared by 長押し (@nagaoshi_) on Dec 9, 2017 at 2:28am PST . なんか…サンタさんの家って感じ。🎅 わかりにくいかもしれないけど、風に乗った雪がキラキラしててとても良かった❄️✨ . . Location : Nagano . . #雪 #霧氷 #冬 #雪景色 #旅 #japan_daytime_view #Lovers_Nippon #Loves_Nippon #IGersJP #Team_JP #土曜日の小旅行 #japanwaits #photo_travelers #Colors_of_day #retrip_news #retrip_nippon #worldprime #earth_shotz #igworldglobal #igs_asia #hubs_untied #way2ill #nature #visitjapanjp #yourshotphotographer #PASHADELIC A post shared by 長押し (@nagaoshi_) on Dec 10, 2017 at 1:22am PST

Tokyo Photography Series: Neon Dreams

Tokyo Photography Series: Neon Dreams

We are still in our vivid "Blade-Runner-esque" celebration on ABDZ. Let's explore the streets of Tokyo, Japan with Matthieu Bühler who is a graphic designer & photographer currently living there. The photo series is entitled: Neon Dreams, shall we take a little glimpse? It's definitely a style of editing that is getting more and more popular especially with the release of the latest Blade Runner 2049. Matthieu Bühler is a graphic designer & photographer currently located in Tokyo, Japan. You should definitely follow his "Neon Dream"s series on Instagram. More Links Learn more about Matthieu Bühler at mattbuehler.com Follow Matthieu on Instagram Photography  

Architecture: House Yorii located in Saitama Prefecture, Japan

Architecture: House Yorii located in Saitama Prefecture, Japan

It's been a little while since our last article about architecture, how about a minimal house located in Saitama Prefecture, Japan. At less than 30km from the center area of Tokyo, you'll be charmed by its minimalist design where the house structure is surrounded of clean lines. I really love the ancient vs modern take on the balcony deck to the backyard. A simple and yet really meaningful design by Shinsuke Yokoyama. Shinsuke Yokoyama is an architect and interior designer based in Tokyo, Japan. You should follow more of this work on Behance. 若い夫婦の住まいは,この先の時間の経過と共に家族構成や生活環境が変化していくことが想像される為,シンプルな動線と、可変性のある大空間を用意している。日射をコントロールする為の屋根とつながる大きく迫り出した庇はウッドデッキ,前庭へと視線を誘導する.生活が始まり賑わいが生まれるように、インテリアは白と白木のあっさりとした素材で構成した。大きな屋根が架かった小さな住宅がこれから成長する家庭をおおらかに守っていくストーリーをイメージしている。 Product Gallery   Credits Architect: Kato Architect Office Constructor: Ozawa Kougyou Photo: Ryotaro Watanabe More Links Learn more about Shinsuke Yokoyama: shinsukeyokoyama.tumblr.com Follow Shinsuke on Behance

Photography: Japan x Google Pixel

Photography: Japan x Google Pixel

With the rumors and speculation about the Google Pixel 2, I thought I was appropriate to revisit this incredible phone. In case you've missed our review of the Google Pixel earlier this year. One thing you should take away from this phone is the camera, rocking a 12.3-megapixel for the rear, you are equipped with a solid piece of hardware and software. Let's explore Japan with Quebec-based Art Director Jvstin Bechard and learn about his experience. Jvstin Bechard is an art director living close to me in Quebec, Quebec, Canada. You should definitely follow his work on Behance where you can find different projects going from art direction and branding. This year I decided to travel to Japan during my vacation and experiment photography with the Google Pixel. Japan is a graphically beautiful country with all its lights and signs throughout the streets. I took photos around various cities that you will discover later. I edited my pictures on the Pixel too with the Google Snapseed application. It was an amazing trip and I hope you will enjoy it as much as I did with the images below. Let's start with the famous capital, Tokyo. Irasshaimase! Photo Gallery   More Links Find out more Jvstin Bechard: jvstin.dunked.com Make sure to follow him on Instagram

Illustration & Digital Art: 3D Works by Ryogo Toyoda

Illustration & Digital Art: 3D Works by Ryogo Toyoda

Ryogo Toyoda is a Tokyo-based 3D illustrator and a motion designer and he has worked with many brands including Google, YouTube and more. His style is a mixture of illustration, digital art, CGI, graphic design and typography. Everything combines with a careful choice of vibrant colour palette. Coming from the center of the Earth in terms of anime and fantasy characters, it's no surprise that Ryogo is really good at his craft. Ryogo Toyoda is a 3D illustrator and a motion designer currently living in the lovely city of Tokyo, Japan. Ryogo has worked with clients such as Google, YouTube, Adobe, Disney and more. Definitely check out give him a follow on Instagram. Photo Gallery   More Links Check out Ryogo Toyoda's site rgtd.net Follow Ryogo on Behance Follow Ryogo on Instagram

Digital Photography: Tokyo-1 Series

Digital Photography: Tokyo-1 Series

Lately, I’ve seen many of my friends going to Tokyo, I can understand its enthusiastic feeling for them but I would say that isn’t mutual from my end (hah!). Tokyo is a place that I would recommend to anyone that would love to experience what urban life could be like in the near future with a mixture of modern and past architecture. Everything and everywhere is something to discover on your own. Well, Clement Balavoine took a spin into the city and we get to follow his architectural photography series with an abstract tone and perspective. Clement Balavoine  is a designer working in fashion and drawing. Working as a designer in places like: London, China and more; he has worked for a variety of brands. Clement also takes pictures as a passion and also being a creative to keep his mind inspired for more. Tokyo-1 is a book exploring architecture and lifestyle in the beautiful japanese city. From Harajuku to Shibuya, Omotesando to Ginza, this photobook is a calm journey through the streets of Tokyo. The name of the book refer to the fact that all the pictures have been taken in one day.  

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.