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The Obliteration Room by Yayoi Kusama: Pavilion Tokyo 2021

Yayoi Kusaka installation art the Obliteration Room. Part of the Pavilion Tokyo 2021 that featured 9 artists.

Kengo Kuma Exhibition: Five Purr-fect Points for a New Public Space

Detailed report of the Kengo Kuma exhibition: FIVE PURR-FECT POINTS FOR A NEW PUBLIC SPACE at the National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo.

Why is MUJI’s minimalist design called Zen?

The Japanese household brand MUJI is often dubbed “commercial Zen” for its no-frills, minimalist design and approach. But exactly what kind of Zen aesthetics are seen in MUJI? Two prominent designers Kenya Hara and Naoto Fukasawa give us inspiring clues.

The STARS Exhibition at Mori Art Museum – Takashi Murakami, Yayoi Kusama, Yoshitomo Nara and more

The STARS Exhibition at Mori Art Museum in 2020 featured Takashi Murakami, Yayoi Kusama, Yoshitomo Nara, Hiroshi Sugimoto and Tatsuo Miyajima.

21_21 DESIGN SIGHT designed by Tadao Ando

Architect Tadao Ando designed 21_21 DESIGN SIGHT in Tokyo, a design museum founded by designer Issey Miyake, who wants to make design an economic resource.

The Tokyo Toilet: 16 architects and designers re-imagine public restrooms

16 Japanese architects and designers re-imagine the potential of public restrooms (toilet) in parks. Shigeru Ban, Tadao Ando, Sou Fujimoto, Toyo Ito and more.

Buddhism 101: Is Dalai Lama’s school same as Zen?

You may know Dalai Lama and Zen, but are they the same Buddhism? Find what Tibetan Buddhism and its Japanese counterpart is about.

What is wabi-sabi in Japandi?: a practical guide for confused design lovers

Are you Googling “wabi-sabi” because you are interested in Japandi – the Japanese/Scandinavian design aesthetic hybrid? Are you confused because you haven’t found information/inspiration you are looking for? We can help you, as we write a lot about Japanese aesthetics, including wabi-sabi.

Model of House N designed by Sou Fujimoto

Experience the model of the “House N” designed by Japanese architect Sou Fujimoto at the exhibition “The Window: A Journey of Art and Architecture through Windows.”. The multi-layered house ambiguously and serendipitiously define the relationships between inside of the house and the outside environment.