These amazing hand-colored photographs of old Japan give us a history lesson about what life was like in the late 1800's to early 1900's. As an isolationist country opening its doors to the outside world for the first time in more than 200 years, a truly astounding transformation took place and, as fate would have it, photography had just been… Continue
Michael Nguyen (aka thericerocket26) must take his camera with him everywhere he goes. His photos feel like they were shot in the middle of the day, when he's going about his normal routine. When a scene starts to unfold in front of his very eyes, it appears as though he lunges for his camera, capturing the interesting moment for all of us to see. Nguyen candidly shows us a side of Japan that most of us would never get to experience otherwise..…
Japan has changed a lot since its old Imperial days. The country has become a modern powerhouse in the global economy. But throughout time, one thing has always remained the same - Japan has one extremely rich culture.
Photographer Navid Baraty takes us on a wonderful journey to the Far East, giving us a look at the landscape and people who make up this beautiful… Continue
With so many incredible landmarks around the world, the chances of us seeing them all in person is slim to none. That's why Tobu World Square in Japan is a sightseer's dream! The theme park contains over a hundred 1:25 scale models of the world's most historic buildings, complete with 140,000 1:25 miniature people who… Continue
Added by Eugene on August 23, 2010 at 12:30pm —
Over the last year, we've seen quite a few great time lapse videos shot in Japan. Here's another great one by Brad Kremer. The title of the piece is "Hayaku," which translates to "Hurry Up" in English.
"Japan is one of the most beautiful countries in the world," says Kremer. "This is my Japan. This is one of the many reasons why I love Japan. I shot this in many locations around Japan in the summer of 2009. Some of the location include Tokyo, Matsuyama,… Continue
Trey Ratcliff, the most prominent HDR photographer of the past decade, compiled some of his favorite works from Japan and put together this amazing video titled "Japan - Heartbeats of Time."
"I spend a lot of time thinking about the way memory and sight work together," said Ratcliff. " I don't think we remember in 'pictures' or long videos... but something in between. Perhaps we also sense, at times, more than 30 fps, and unexpected parts of the brain fire when we… Continue
Yuta Onoda doesn't hold back the emotion in his paintings. Each of his pieces vibrate with energy and are full of life. I feel like I could stare at his illustrations for hours, trying to figure out what they all mean...
Originally from Japan, Onoda has been "shaping his art through various forms of media, finding new avenues to express himself." He currently…
Koto-in Temple, Kyoto [hi-def] Could there possibly be a more serene place than a temple sanctuary in Kyoto, Japan? Highly influenced by Zen Buddhism, these Japanese temples and gardens create a perfect environment to meditate and leave life's troubles behind.
For best viewing of this video, watch in fullscreen!
Shot at the Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium in Japan, the main tank called the 'Kuroshio Sea' holds 7,500-cubic meters (1,981,290 gallons) of water and features the world's second largest acrylic glass panel, measuring 8.2 meters by 22.5 meters with a thickness of 60 centimeters. Whale sharks and manta rays are kept amongst many other fish species in the main tank.
I am absolutely in love with these latest street installations by Brazil-based Titi Freak. After making his way over to Japan, he's been keeping himself busy by painting the streets of Osaka for the past three months. Seamlessly coinciding with Japanese culture and landscape, his brightly colored koi fish really sets the bar high for other street artists.…
I wonder how many safety hazards this tree-bound tea house has. Designed by architect Terunobu Fujimori, Takasugi-an is located in Chino, Nagano Prefecture, Japan and built atop two chestnut trees, cut from a nearby mountain and transported to the site. Takasugi-an literally means “a teahouse too high.” Guests must climb a freestanding ladder, which leans against one… Continue
Added by Eugene on March 19, 2009 at 10:30am —
This stunning structure by architectural group Nikken Sekkei really does set the standard for educational architecture. Located on busy Main Street in Nagoya, Japan, the Mode-Gakuen Spiral Towers were designed for three schools that represent the school of fashion design, computer programming, and medical support. The concept of the towers are derived from the enthusiasm of… Continue
Brainstorm is a large scale installation designed by Gerda Steiner & Jorg Lenzlinger located at the 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art in Kanazawa, Japan. Steiner was originally a wall painter and Lenzlinger was creating stalactite-like forms when they joined forces in 1997. I… Continue