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Mayuko Fujino

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December 1, 2017

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Mayuko Fujino is a self-taught papercut artist from Tokyo currently based in New York City. Inspired by Japanese traditional stencil textile designs, she has been practicing her art since 1999 and takes a new approach to paper cutout technique by combining it with used magazine collage and other used/found materials.
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Emi Adachi

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October 23, 2017

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Emi Adachi's work of art gives off something rather refreshing when it comes to using an "old-fashioned" Japanese color palette. Her paintings of children and cats who coexist so naturally reminds me of my (I'm Korean) childhood nursery books but with an aura that's a bit more odd and unusual. Be sure to check out her twitter account where she shares her fascinations with various forms of beetles and cats.
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Hiroko Shiina

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May 23, 2017

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The many psychedelic and experimental portraits captured by Hiroko Shiina revolves around death. The artist based out of Tokyo explores the metaphysical essence of each existence. Whether it's a dream, nightmare, or reality, Hiroko continues to dig deep portraying the dark beautiful mysteries of our consciousness .
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TAROSUKE0423

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May 18, 2017

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TAROSUKE0423 is a Japanese digital illustrator based out of Osaka. Aztec gods in space.
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Yuichi Ikehata

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March 9, 2017

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Japanese photographer Yuichi Ikehata's series 'Fragments of Long Term Memory' sculpts human body forms by scaffolding the models with clay, wire, and paper. He then photographs and composites his subjects together. “Many parts of our memories, however, are often forgotten, or difficult to recall. I retrieve those fragmented moments and reconstruct them as surreal images.”
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Megumi Toyosawa

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February 20, 2017

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Megumi Toyosawai is an oil painter who depicts the social struggles and the everyday pressures of a Japanese high school teenager.
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Kei Imazu

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January 25, 2017

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Kei Imazu is a painter based out of Tokyo, Japan. Her collages of warped renaissance works appear digital but they're actually painted with oil.
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Hisatomi Tadahiko Revisit

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July 21, 2016

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We had the honor of featuring Hisatomi Tadahiko as one of the Empty Kingdom's Top 100 Artists of 2011. The photographer based out of Tokyo strictly shoots with 35mm film.
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Kamerian

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April 1, 2016

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Kamerian is an illustrator/graphic designer based out of Japan. These images are NSFW.
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Tatsuya Tanaka

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February 7, 2016

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Japanese artist Tatsuya Tanaka recreates everyday scenarios by assembling everyday objects. He's been featuring a new piece daily on his website called miniature-calendar.com for the past 4 years.
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Rinka Obitsu

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December 5, 2015

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A short featurette portraying Japanese calligraphy artist Rinka Obitsu's piece entitled 'Prayer'. Directed by Yutaka Yasuda and shot in Tenpaku, Nagoya during a heatwave of 38 Celsius (over 100 Fahrenheit) back in August 2013.
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Shuji Kobayashi

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November 26, 2015

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Shuji Kobayashi is a Japanese photographer based out of Tokyo.
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Lauren Brevner

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July 10, 2015

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Lauren Brevner's interpretation of female portraiture are combined with a collage of Japanese chiyogami, yuzen, and washi paper on wooden panels. Her portrayal of women serves to empower rather than objectify: a reflection of the vitality of sensuality over sexuality. She plays with polychromatic layers; the figures within it existing in surreal and isometric spheres.
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Hikari Shimoda Revisit

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July 8, 2015

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Japanese artist Hikari Shimoda’s artwork paints a world where cuteness and horror coexist, and fantasy meets reality. Through depicting children especially, Shimoda reveals the problems people in today’s society struggle with from within.
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Nao Ikuma

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June 22, 2015

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Nao Ikuma is a Japanese artist who engraves beautifully dark toned etchings by combining humans with nature in otherworldly ways.
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Manabu Ikeda

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October 6, 2014

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Manabu Ikeda is an illustrator born in Taku City, Saga, Japan who currently resides in Madison, Wisconsin. With his acrylic pen, he creates enormous and extremely intricate detailed work by portraying themes of civilization within nature but with an epic & chaotic outline. Many of his artwork can take up to a year to complete.
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Akino Kondoh

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September 22, 2014

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Japanese artist Akino Kondoh beautifully captures nostalgic childhood imaginations that once roamed and wandered our childhood minds. She illustrates lush landscapes, dark to colorful characters, as well as surreal themes that venture off to the deep end. Kondoh was born in Chiba Prefecture, Japan and now currently lives and works in New York since 2008.
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Jun Kumaori

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January 19, 2014

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Jun Kumaori is a Japanese artist who illustrates stoic schoolgirls with themes of nostalgia, curiosity, and exploration. Many of her paintings hint styles of classical painters such as Monet, Gustav Klimt, and other varying styles that evolve through out the young artist’s years.
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Rikako Nagashima

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January 4, 2014

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Japanese artist Rikako Nagashima's beautiful layout/spread that portrays metaphysical surrealism through mirrors and reflections.
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R100 ╳ Hitoshi Matsumoto

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October 15, 2013

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Comedic auteur Hitoshi Matsumoto (BIG MAN JAPAN, SYMBOL) delivers his latest dark humored feature film R100. The plot revolves around one man’s admission to an exclusive S&M club, where privacy is exposed and “pleasure” becomes unexpectedly injected into his daily life. More info after the jump.
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