Born in 1839, Yoshitoshi’s career spanned the transitional period between the Edo and Meiji eras. This was a time of great tumult, as the breakdown of the Tokugawa shogunate led to the increasing modernization and Westernization in Japan, and the traditional art of woodblock printing was fast losing favour, leaving Yoshitoshi as one of its

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Kyosuke Tchinai Art

I’d like to highlight the a Japanese artist: Kyosuke TCHINAÏ. Born in 1948 in Ehime (under the name of Namikata Ohchi), he studied fine art at the National University of Fine Arts and Music in Tokyo. He’s known for his haunting depictions of the marvels of nature, but also painted representations of specific time periods

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Momo-sculpture-Japanese-horror

Konnichiwa! Dia Duit! Wazzup! Straight Outta Kanto, much like yourself, loves a good scare. However, I like my scares safely in a movie, manga or even a poorly written fan fiction creepypasta. However, sometimes, life can imitate media in ways no one could anticipate. When Japanese artist Keisuke Aiso submitted a sculpture of his interpretation

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Japanese ‘erotic grotesque nonsense’, often abbreviated to ‘ero guro’ or ‘ero guro nansensu’, is a genre of art that extends to various mediums. Consequently, the genre exists as a broad statement to capture art that puts its focus on eroticism, sexual corruption, and decadence. The art style is not unique to Japan, but is one

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Japanese-Fashion-Gurokawa

Fashion has always constituted the concepts of trends and the hegemony instilled by fashion designers and companies alike. Sometimes, sub-fashion will protrude from the ordinary, producing an alternative style that is directed towards a very specific audience. Usually these styles clash against the norm, contributing its own unique blend of both fabrics and designs, shaping

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Meitei = 冥丁 –  Kwaidan = 怪談  Daisuke Fujita or Meitei, is a well-known music producer in Japan who has been known to craft complex soundscapes to create musical experiences for his listeners. Today we are focusing on the album  Kwaidan (released in 2018) itself having the same name as the iconic literary work, turned

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Horror is a tool. A tool used by the architect in order to design a macabre landscape, layered with mountains of fear and embedded with the riverbanks of mystery. Suehiro Maruo did not appropriate the tool, nor did he simply embellish it, Maruo crafted and invigorated the art with his non-conventional understanding of the grotesque

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