It was designed with the help of Kengo Kuma, the famed architect behind the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Stadium.

This establishment was 2019's top laundromat (yes, they give awards for that).

Tatsuya Tanaka has been making mini dioramas every day for a couple of years now, and scrolling through his collection is really making us quite smiley.

gently does it

9:00am Friday, 05 Jul.

If you like flouncy dresses and delicate, fanciful prints, you’ll appreciate the designs of Japanese label Minä Perhonen.

hello sandwich shop

3:00pm Saturday, 15 Jun.

Make a beeline for this Instagram store if you dream of surrounding yourself with kawaii goods.

Each painting takes him two years to complete (and that’s working eight hours a day).

colourful language

9:00am Wednesday, 14 Mar.

This office in Japan uses coloured pipes to communicate with each other. Pretty nifty idea, hey?

Take a peek at this Japanese artist’s epic (yet tiny) embroidery. Warning: may induce sudden cravings for ramen.

the omoshiro block

3:00pm Saturday, 20 Jan.

This block of sticky notes reveals a tiny architectural design as you gradually remove its sheets. Remarkable.

tiny tokyo

9:00am Wednesday, 03 Jan.

Say konnichiwa to these fascinating shots that manage to make Tokyo’s metropolis look teeny.

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