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Japanese drinks and cigarettes advertisements from 1894 to 1954

Posted by rod - 20.09.2010

Here is a collection of vintage Japanese drinks and cigarettes advertisements from (1894-1954). via ufunk

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Japanese woodblock print designs

Posted by rod - 17.09.2010

Japanese Woodblock printing has been around as early as the eighth century. The University of California, San Francisco has a huge collection and is worth checking out. The collection illustrate a wide variety of health-related topics. The prints provide a window into traditional Japanese attitudes toward illness, the human body, women, religion, and the West. via underconsideration

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Traditional Japanese Daruma dolls

Posted by rod - 02.09.2010

Daruma is a traditional Japanese wishing doll and one of Japanese many icons that represent the counrty. The Daruma doll represents the value of persistence and reminds us daily to Never give up on our dreams. via welovedaruma and iainclaridge

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Japan Typ(cart)ography

Posted by rod - 01.09.2010

Japan Typ(cart)ography. Love the connection between type and cart. via welovetypography

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Fujiyama beer glass

Posted by rod - 25.08.2010

As a beer lover I love this Fujiyama beer glass. Designed by Keita Suzuki the beer glass won the Mizuno Manabu Award in 2008. Not only that, it also recently went commercial with Mizuno Manabu himself designing the packaging. via spoon-tamago

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Sumo painting by Tom Krieger

Posted by rod - 23.08.2010

Sumo wrestler painting by Tom Krieger. via grafitat

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Kobbyhuan Monastery by Khuan Cavemen

Posted by rod - 11.08.2010

The Kobbyhuan Monastery illustration was once the Homepage navigation for the self-promotional website of Khuan Cavemen love the illustration.

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Fishy Tale by Shariene Lin

Posted by rod - 06.08.2010

Fishy Tale is a short animation film where a cat has sneaked into a sushi restaurant and tries to steal a fish. Unfortunate for the cat the own saw the act and retaliates. Created by Sharlene Lin

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A collection of Japanese Tattoos

Posted by rod - 19.07.2010

Some awesome Japanese tattoos. I really like the Greenpeace campaign tattoos to end waling. Images via lauriebartley, oneinchpunch, printtattoosonline, making-tattoo and flickr

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Yakuza tattoo furniture

Posted by rod - 24.06.2010

I would love to have that table in my living room. “Designed by Reddish they treated this interior project as if it was a living body, receiving its character from a unique tattoo printed on its surface. The wood texture acts as skin, becoming a platform for expressing a strong cultural and personal identity. The digital printing technology enables to easily treat each table individually, making them unique – just like people.” The tattoo is inspired by the Yakuza tattoo’s, which are a traditional organized crime syndicates in Japan.

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Sapporo Beer Commercial

Posted by rod - 07.06.2010

This is a really cool ad for the Japanese Sapporo beer. It takes you through Japanese culture and history. Love it. via kreativtforum

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Itamimai rice

Posted by rod - 04.06.2010

Itamimai Japanese rice packaging. Designed by Kashiwa Sato

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Tokyo Bar

Posted by rod - 26.05.2010

Located in NYC, Tokyo Bar is covered with Japanese Manga illustrations and neon lights. The little restaurant has specialized in Japanese-style Western food. Kashiwa Sato created the branding, love it.

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Itasian Culture at Shun

Posted by rod - 19.05.2010

Love these ad’s for Shun and Italian-Asian restaurant. If you look closely the first ad incorporates the famous Italian Vespa and the background reveals a Milanese scenery which at first glance looks Asian.

In the second ad a  typical Milanese streetcar passes by whilst 3 Asian’s  play soccer in a classical colonnaded courtyard. created by Advertising Agency: Grey, Milan, Italy via eternallycool

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The National Art Center, Tokyo

Posted by rod - 13.05.2010

The National Art Center, Tokyo,  identity, designed by kashiwasato

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Japanese steamship travel posters

Posted by rod - 11.05.2010

A collection of Japanese steamship travel posters from the 1900s. via ufunk

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Samurai Sushi

Posted by rod - 10.05.2010

Fantastic Samurai Sushi illustration created by Chow Hon Lam. Love it.

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Japanese Posters

Posted by rod - 30.04.2010

Just discovered the old orient museum, where I found these lovely Japanese posters.

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