Unkai Terrace is located atop a mountain peak on the island of Hokkaido in Japan, offering tourists breathtaking views of clouds floating below. Unkai (meaning sea of clouds) is a very rare natural phenomenon, usually only seen under certain weather conditions. On clear days, you have to take a gondola ride up to the terrace early in the morning to catch the clouds in action.
Photo by Yosuke Kashiwakura
The crows that live in Tokyo build their nests out of metal clothes-hangers. In such a large city, there are few trees, so the natural materials that crows need to make their nests are scarce. As a result, the crows steal hangers from the people who live in apartments nearby, and carefully assemble them into nests. The completed nests almost look like works of art based on the theme of recycling.
Japanese artist Nagai Hideyuki uses the projection technique called anamorphosis which allows to create 3D illusion when viewed from the correct angle. The way he arranges his notebooks for these photos gives the effect of a pop-up book.
The December 2012 issue of Vogue Japan features the brilliant fragrance editorial ‘In The Mood for Fantasy’ starring Enchanted Dolls created by Marina Bychkova alongside the latest designer fragrances, photographed by Lacey.
Many gas companies in Japan, will artfully decorate their spherical gas storage tanks with colorful graphite, cartoon and traditional folk art. These gas tanks are found all over the country.
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Yayoi Kusama, the 83 years old princess of polka dots, is a sculptor, painter, writer, installation artist and performance artist. As a child, when she started to experience the hallucinations, from which she has since suffered all her life, her response was to paint polka dots. This motif has remained a central feature of her work, and expresses her feeling of revolving ‘in the infinity of endless time and the absoluteness of space,’ and her view of herself as ‘a dot lost among a million other dots.’