Kito Fujio’s gorgeous, dramatically lit photos of Japan’s whimsical playground equipment: climbers, slides and other fun stuff styled to look like animals, abstract modernist forms, world monuments, magical creatures, robots, gadgets, and whimsical beasts. … More PLAY | Playground at Night
Amazing story of how the Japanese in Satoyama Villages keep their water pure. … More CULTURE | Unusual Kitchen Helpers
Human resources and recruitment firm Pasona Group dedicates one acre of their downtown Tokyo office building to growing and harvesting over 280 types of vegetables, fruits, herbs and flowers. The firm’s 1,500 employees help grow, harvest and eat the food. … More WORKPLACE | Office Farming In Japan May Transform Agriculture
Since 1977 Kusama has lived voluntarily in a psychiatric institution, and much of her work has been marked with obsessiveness and a desire to escape from psychological trauma. In an attempt to share her experiences, she creates installations that immerse the viewer in her obsessive vision of endless dots and nets or infinitely mirrored space.
… More ART | Yayoi Kusama