Beautiful Japanese Paper Craft

An artist calling herself “Cutting Sword Masayo” (切り剣Masayo) has lately been seen on the internet in various outlets for its beautiful and meticulous papercraft art. These papercraft pieces really come to life and you wonder what you are actually looking at, can this be done by just cutting in a piece of paper? (more…)

Japanese arcades: a beginners guide

Japan seems to be one of the few countries where the arcade hall has yet to die. Quite the opposite, it feels quite bustling. In Tokyo, you are sure to find an arcade in almost any large city centre. One of the reasons why arcades have survived so well, compared to other countries, has a lot to do with its socio-economical context. (more…)