Shiba Inu ceramics are too adorable!

Shiba Inu ceramics are too adorable!

Shiba Inu ceramics really exist! And they’re as adorable and cute as you can probably imagine. Succulent pots, vases, cups plates…. Artist Tetsuya Iseda can create almost anything in the shape of this incredibly populair dog. Photo credits: Tetsuya Iseda Even if you haven’t heard 

Japanese leaf art takes over Instagram

Japanese leaf art takes over Instagram

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 

D visual kei

D visual kei

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 

Ganglion band

Ganglion band

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 

Hand-made cat bags

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.  

Nightmare

Nightmare

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 from Japan which has been one of my favorites to listen 

Stereopony

Stereopony

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 

LM.C

LM.C

You might have heard from them already if you watch anime: Their songs Boys and Girls and 88 are both used as opening themes for the anime Katekyo Hitman Reborn! I’m talking about LM.C, a visual kei rockband that likes to mix popmusic with electronic 

Manhole covers Japan

Manhole covers Japan

The words ‘street art’ take on a whole new meaning if you look at these manhole covers. It’s apparently a Japanese custom to have manhole covers that are even more amazing than most art in a museum.  Credit: Daderot If we talk about things you ‘must-see’, 

One stroke dragon art

One stroke dragon art

One stroke, one painting? Not exactly, but the one stroke dragon art is an amazing form of art to look at. The guys who are specialized in this stroke can create a dragontail with just one brush stroke.  Credits: 1RonChi1 The beautiful technique is called ‘hitofude