Kaisei Yamamoto (山本 魁星）, a calligrapher featured on doq creative port, was profiled in this quarter’s edition of Sonograma, a music magazine based in Spain. Her beautiful work is also featured throughout the magazine this quarter. The magazine is in Spanish, but the website includes a translation in to multiple languages. Yamamoto traveled to Spain early [...]
In response to the disaster that struck Japan over a month ago (still ongoing with aftershocks and nuclear issues), people, organizations, and companies around the world have stepped up in all kinds of ways. Each of these fundraisers, relief efforts, and charitable projects have created interesting Japan centric graphics that we’ve collected here: Bakesale for [...]
A Japanese blog is featuring posters that ask readers to conserve electricity in order to support northern Japan’s relief efforts. The nuclear power plants that power the region were disabled by the tsunami that devastated northern Japan and are still causing much concern with radiation emissions and the possibility of a meltdown. As a result [...]
This post was originally written in Japanese by our guest writer, Toshi Morita, owner of Tokyo Toshi, a site that offers stylish items from Japan to overseas markets. Hosoo is a company that produces Nishijin-Ori style textile products, such as kimonos. Nishijin-Ori is a style of textile weaving that originated in Kyoto. It is a [...]
Happy New Year from all of us at doq! Thank you for all your support in 2010. 2011 is the third year of our journey since we started doq, a year that we will continue to build the creative bridge between Japan and the rest of the world with the spirit of TAKUMI. We wish [...]
The first sight of this creature will have your deep-seeded hunter gatherer instincts looking for the nearest spear. The “Danmoth” is a 15 foot long Mammoth made out of cardboard (the Japanese word for “cardboard” is “danboru,” therefore danboru + mammoth = danmoth. Pronounced “Dan-mo-su”), created by a unique cardboard manufacturing company in Japan, called [...]
This is Part 1 of our interview with Minoru Yoshida - the man behind design barcode, winner of the 2006 Cannes Titanium Lion prize. His company, d-barcode, creates functioning design barcodes and is located in Tokyo.
Kiiro No Hasasmi (literally, Yellow Scissors in Japanese) is a craft artist who creates truly tiny works skillfully cut out of colored paper. Some of the more detailed parts are easily smaller than your finger nail – clocking in around 1mm. Junko Kitamoto works under the name Kiiro No Hasasmi because she creates all her [...]
This is Part 2 of our series on Rice Paddy Art - creating designs using different colored rice plants on a rice paddy. We interviewed the people behind the curious agricultural art form from Inakadate, Japan that has caught the attention of many inside and out of Japan.
Rice Paddy Art - creating designs using different colored rice plants on a rice paddy. We interviewed the people behind the curious agricultural art form from Inakadate, Japan that has caught the attention of many inside and out of Japan.
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