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Hideki Itoh is not a street artist like the other artists that are introduced on these pages. He is obviously more matured, but his art is also not traditional street art.

Japanese Emoticons

Emoticons are everywhere these days. They are handy, cool, fun, and cute. Japan’s emoticons are super cool. They look like little manga and are preprogrammed into each and every mobile phone

<(^o^)>: lol they went wrong!
Kjeld Duits: Thanks, dosankodebbie. Aren’t they super cool?
dosankodebbie: Followed your link from Twitter. Am familiar with a lot of these, but found some new ones. So fun!

Japanese Emoticons

"I am Not an Artist..."

Artist Sayaka Adachi’s women are emotionless, almost sulky. Their eyes stare straight ahead into emptiness.

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Apple Japan's Super Cute Momoko Kikuchi

Apple’s Switch commercials are adored by some, hated by others. But the people that love these ads, love them bad.

Momoko Kikuchi in Apple Commercial

Kabaya Japanese Hero Collection

Japanese producers of sweets and candy often pack their goodies with little presents, so-called o-make. These o-make regularly become the one and only reason to buy the candy.

Carolina Loera: you know were in USA can I buy kabaya candies retail or wholesale, I´ll appreciate to much if you can share this with me on carolina_loera@hotmail.com GRACIAS :9
Kjeld Duits: Ashley, these figures were sold already quite a while ago so it will be difficult to find them. But I did find some at the Japanese Yahoo Auctions. You’ll need Japanese, though and a friend in Japan, because the seller won’t ship internationally… Complete set at Yahoo Auctions All Kabaya Japanese Hero auctions at Yahoo Auctions More Kabaya Goods at Yahoo Auctions Historical figures at Yahoo Auctions
Ashley: I was wondering if there was anyplace that sold/auctioned the entire collection.

Nishimura's Wonderful War of Words

Takashi Nishimura (1973) is often compared with illustrator Mori Chack. Amazingly, the two do share a lot.

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