'kumiko' Woodcraft Master Turns Craft Into Intricate Art To Save Tradition

'Kumiko' woodcraft master turns craft into intricate art to save traditionA "kumiko" woodworking master is applying his skills to make decorative frames for Western-style rooms to preserve the traditional art form.
Kumiko, first used to decorate the temples of Kyoto 400 years ago, is a woodworking technique where wood pieces are painstakingly assembled together to make intricate grid designs. No nails or joints are used in their construction; the individual patterns called "yo," which are inserted into the grids, create the tension that holds the work in place.

Love Of Cosplay Turns Into Full-time Job, Success Story

Love of cosplay turns into full-time job, success storyMarika Oyama turned the hobby she loved into a full-fledged business.
Cosplay fans in the Okayama city area in Okayama Prefecture and beyond flock to her special photo studio that helps them with costumes, makeup and props as they portray their favorite anime and manga characters.

Sony : Metal Gear Solid Turns 15, Remembering The Legacy

Sony : Metal Gear Solid Turns 15, Remembering the LegacyMetal Gear Solid is not only an amazing PlayStation title, it’s one of the most quintessential video game experiences in the medium’s history. It’s been in the Smithsonian, graced the pages of the Guinness Book of World Records, and made almost every video game journalist’s top list of must-play games every year since its creation.

Hiroko Koshino Turns Her Former House Into An Art Gallery

Hiroko Koshino turns her former house into an art galleryVisitors are flocking to Hiroko Koshino's former residence in Ashiya, Hyogo Prefecture, but they aren't coming to see her world-famous fashion designs.

Instead, the renowned fashion designer has turned the rugged concrete building, designed by famed architect Tadao Ando, into an art gallery, to house some 35 of her paintings. The “KH Gallery Ashiya” gallery is attracting visitors, who are interested in both art and architecture, from all over the country. The gallery is open to the public by appointment only through November.

Italian Coachbuilder Turns Nissan Nv200 Into A Sightseeing Open-top Mpv

Italian Coachbuilder Turns Nissan NV200 into a Sightseeing Open-Top MPVBuilt by Italian coachbuilder Giovanni Vernagallo and officially approved by Nissan, the Evalia C has had its metal roof replaced by a removable fabric top. The car still comes with sliding doors and it can be specified with either five or seven seats. Surprisingly, the Nissan Evalia C is more than just a one-off exercise, as the cabrio MPV is available to order both at Giovanni Vernagallo and at any Nissan dealer in Italy.