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Lithuanian Artist Uses Japanese Air-Dry Clay To Create Mesmerizing Artworks (10 Pics)

Alisa Lariushkina, an artist based in Vilnius, Lithuania, creates beautiful landscape art with air-dry clay. Her mesmerizing artworks reflect upon nature’s sceneries like grasslands, clouds, and oceans, capturing one’s attention in a magical way. “I have been working with Japanese air-dry clay since 2015,” Alisa tells DeMilked, “At first there were a lot of experiments, …

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20 Beautiful Sculptures Made From Broken Ceramic Vessels, As Created By Bouke De Vries

Bouke de Vries is a Dutch artist who creates magnificent sculptures with broken ceramics to show the beauty of damaged things. He uses the kintsugi technique (the Japanese art of fixing broken pottery) to mend the fragmented pieces. In an interview with DeMilked, the artist revealed that he started making them about 12 years ago …

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30 Winning Shots From Nikon’s Small World Photomicrography Competition 2022

This is the 48th year that Nikon invited photographers to its Small World Photomicrography Competition, and there are so many amazing entries from all around the globe this year. The awards have been announced and the winning images take us to the wonderful and surprising microscopic world. Many scientists and photography enthusiasts peeped into the …

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Artist Creates Illuminated Sculptures Inside Glass Vessels By Using Traditional Japanese Paper Cutting

Ayumi Shibata, an artist from Yokohama, Japan, creates intricate cut paper sculptures by employing traditional Japanese paper-cutting techniques. She uses translucent white paper that makes her sculptures pop out brilliantly with all the intricate details. In an interview with DeMilked, the artist revealed, “I started paper cut 12 years ago when I was in NY. …

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This rescued king penguin loved going to the fish market so much that his family taught him how to buy fish on his own

People have different pets in their homes. But hardly anyone can say that about a penguin. However, this family from Japan really did have a penguin as a pet. It was fascinating to the whole world, so all the journalists wanted to know more about it. People from Real TV managed to do that at …

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343 Embroiderers In 46 Countries Joined Hands To Make This “Red Dress Project” Successful In 13 Years

Read more Image source: thereddress_embroidery British artist Kirstie Macleod initiated the project in 2009 and it was completed recently in 2022. Women from all across the world embroidered their own essence into this wonderful dress. Image source: thereddress_embroidery 136 professionals who were commissioned for the project got paid for their work and they also receive …

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McDonald’s Japan reveal full moon viewing menu including Tsukimi egg burger and mochi McFlurry

Japan’s mid-autumn festival is on the way. The celebration is called ‘Tsukimi’ which literally means ‘moon viewing’, referencing the custom of holding moon gazing parties at this time of year. But there’s another traditional way to appreciate the beauty of the lunar spectacle during this season, and that’s by eating moon-like food. This can often …

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Modern kimono designer Jotaro Saito launches new brand of practical and washable kimonos

In an interview with JAPAN Forward, modern kimono designer Jotaro Saito has said: “I wanted to make a kimono which wasn’t old, but was cool, new, and something which everyone wanted to wear.” This philosophy has guided him throughout his career. With “Jotaro Saito composition,” a new brand making its debut at the GINZA SIX …

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Japanese Train Conductor Makes Boy’s Day, Twitter Cry With Touching Gesture

While Japanese trains are often praised for their convenience and timeliness, they’re also known for inspiring quite a fandom in children. Many Japanese kids are captivated by the wonder of the first time they experience the shinkansen (bullet train), whether it be riding one or seeing the high speed train jet through a station. Young …

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Kirby opens up his mouth and head for new fall menu at Japan’s Kirby Cafe

Nintendo’s Kirby pink, puffy, and certainly jovial figure lends itself to a lot of food forms, including traditional Japanese sweets DIY kits and the cutest icing ever. For those who don’t feel like making their own Kirby treats, however, fortunately the bubbly hero has his own cafes in Tokyo and Hakata. After wrapping up their …

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Japanese artist makes realistic flower ornaments from cloth with traditional craft technique

Tsumami zaiku つまみ細工 is a traditional Japanese craft that dates back to the Edo Period used to create beautiful ornaments, typically as kanzashi 簪 hairpins but also other accessories and pins which were typically paired with kimono. To make these ornately crafted works, square pieces of cloth are delicately and painstakingly pinched and folded to …

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Japanese kids suffer near worst mental health among richest nations

Japanese children had the second-worst rated mental well-being among 38 developed and emerging countries due to poor life satisfaction and the high frequency of suicide, a UNICEF report said Thursday. While Japanese children ranked first in physical health and live in relatively well-off economic circumstances, instances of bullying in schools as well as difficult relationships …

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Japan’s Oldest Amusement Park to Close After 94 Years for New ‘Harry Potter’ Park

After 94 years of bringing joy to kids and adults alike, the iconic Toshimaen amusement park in Tokyo, Japan has officially closed its doors to guests on Monday to make way for a “Harry Potter” theme park. People riding Carousel El Dorado on the final day of operation at Toshimaen Amusement Park. (Photo by Christopher …

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