Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington

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The National Cherry Blossom Festival is associated with the gift of Japanese cherry trees (sakura) mayor Yukio Ozaki of Tokyo, Washington March 27, 1912. Ozaki presented trees to enhance the growing friendship between the United States and Japan.

Illustrations by Japanese Artist Yuko Shimizu

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YUKO SHIMIZU is a Japanese illustrator based in New York City and instructor at School of Visual Arts. Newsweek Japan has chosen Yuko as one of “100 Japanese People The World Respects(世界が尊敬する日本人100)” in 2009. Her first self-titled monograph was released … Read More

Awesome Sushi Art from Chef Tama-Chan

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Awesome Sushi Art from Chef Tama-Chan Japanese sushi chef Takayo Chiyota, aka “Tama-chan,” uses sushi as a canvas to create pieces of art. She crafts sushi rolls into portraits of Tutankhamun, replicas of ‘The Scream’ by Edvard Munch, as well … Read More

Black Ink Tattoos by Japanese Artist Kenji Alucky

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Black Ink Tattoos by Japanese Artist Kenji Alucky Sacred art on sacred bodies. Black ink tattoos by Kenji Alucky. Japanese artist Alucky (a.k.a. Kenji) specializes in black-dot tattoos that combine various influences like fractal, psychedelic and tribal art.