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Japanese leaf art takes over Instagram

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Japanese leaf art is one of those things you never knew you needed until you saw it. It appears autumn is a great way for the Japanese to showcase their creativity and amazing artistic skills. Locals across the country just randomly cheer up the streets with this temporary form of art. There is even a […]

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D visual kei

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Rock. Symphonic. Creative. Mysterious. Enveloping. Visual kei. Solid. Metal. Dark. Awesome! Just a few words that come to mind while thinking about this band. And I seriously can-not-believe that I haven’t heard of them sooner, since they’ve been around for quite some time now. Meet D, a visual kei-band which mashes genres in an original […]

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Ganglion band

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This power quartet was a nice surprise! Since all-girl bands are not that easy to find in the visual kei genre I was happy to find Ganglion, an all-female band with (for me) definitely a visual kei flavor. Check their songs and hopefully you’ll agree with me at the end of my article: they rock! […]

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Hand-made cat bags

Aw, what a cute kitty! Oh, wait, what? It’s a bag? A housewife in Japan creates handbags that look and feel exactly like a real cat. Only these cats have a zipper in their backs. Meet Pico, the artist behind the collection of cute felines.  All credits: picopoco08 Pico makes each item by hand, which […]

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Nightmare

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I know I said I would first write about a few pop and rockbands I have been listening to before switching back to the visual kei style. However, I just can’t ignore Nightmare, a band in Japan which has been one of my favorites to listen to for a few years now.  Credit: Nightmare band Japan […]

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Stereopony

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After writing about so many visual kei bands already, I thought it would be a great time to put down a few of the Japanese rock- and popbands I’ve been listening to. Stereopony is one of them and yes, it’s an all-female poprockband.  Credit: Ookami 87 Stereopony was formed in 2007 in Okinawa and consisted […]

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What you’ll find here

AFlowerInJapan is (of course) a website about everything related to Japan.

If you're looking for cool places to travel to (Tokyo, Sapporo, Nagasaki and Kyoto are high on my own list), delicious things to eat (sushi cupcakes anyone?) or if you're just looking for J-Rock or Visual Kei, I'm collecting it all in this blog. Also, I've a knack for kawaii stuff so if you know a product I just have to know about, send me an email ;-) !

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