Japan is unique for many reasons. Reasons that the outer world might not fully comprehend. Whether you find the following images strange or not, you have to admit, it is a treat for the eyes!
Japan, never change!
What seems like an innocent and cute design has going horribly wrong -- and in so many ways!
Do you think the Japanese designers behind this product didn't realize all these alternative views of their design, or was it intention? Either way, the cup has gone viral and as they say, 'There is no such thing as bad publicity.'
This art style is called, 'kirigami' and it a form of paper art and not-so-distant cousin of the classic origami art. 'Kiru,' in Japanese, means "to cut" and 'kami' means "paper". However, artist Haruki-sensei doesn't cut usual paper to create his artworks.
His 'paper' comes from the packaging of popular Japanese snacks! And the art he creates from each boxing is truly jaw-dropping.
Prepare yourself for this magic!
Instagram comic artist @EvaComics, has created these funny comics based on cultural differences she came across when studying abroad in Japan. Originally from the US, there was quite a cultural shock when it came to everyday life! Her comics are meant to help foreigners understand the differences in an easier way, as well as bring in some fun into it! Check out some of the comics below!
Japan continues to provide plenty of material when it comes to bizarre trends. The latest? Vacuum-packed wedding photos.
Tokyo-based photographer Haruhiko Kawaguchi'songoing photo series will take your breath away, literally. Titled "Flesh Love", it features bizarre portraits of couples tightly encased inside vacuum-sealed plastic bags. According to Kawaguchi, it's a way for people to express "how close and in love they are".
The process involved is simple, albeit risky. Couples are first covered in lube to avoid friction with the plastic. A vacuum then sucks out all the air inside, sealing the lovebirds in an uncomfortable cocoon of love. Kawaguchi then runs to his camera to snap two quick photos before telling his assistant to open the bag. The pairs have to hold their breath for 10 seconds or more, before being handed a can of oxygen. A medic is also on standby just in case things go awry. Wow!
We all hear how terrible hospital food is, but that's in the U.S. According to one Japanese mother, you can have a baby and get a gourmet meal in the Land of the Rising Sun. According to Daily Mail, an unnamed woman was so impressed by the food her hospital was putting out that she posted 12 photos of her meals on Imgur. The internet was shocked, and some were even jealous, to see what types of food Japanese hospitals are feeding their patients. Via: Daily Mail and Bored Panda
Street photographer Alex Greenberg is having fun capturing the weirdest t-shirts worn by people on the streets of Shanghai. On his Instagram account ShanghaiObserved, he documents the t-shirts written in English, with often extremely inappropriate meaning, worn by people who are probably not aware of the message they are displaying…Via: UFUNK