Thursday, March 27, 2008

Micro Mini Geisha Doll

These are called Chiyogami Dolls, made out of Washi (Japanese Paper) there is a fair collection of these around, but I had to share this. This is made by the user Dust of Enchantment... and look at the size of it, wit that detail! Just amazing stuff :)

Dunny French Series: Koralie

Dunny French Series: Koralie, originally uploaded by p!ng.

Not only a super cool illustration, seriously check out the detail, but check out the toy too!! This a Limited Edition release of 100, and there are no more floating around after my "expert investigation" ;)

I love the Japanfluence in both of these..... the hair, patterns, cool kimono and obi, colours, did i mention the hair? Truly inspired here!!

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Tokyo To-Go

These are so cool, found them on the Hostess with the Mostess website, but they're actually available from Amazon.

Almost too good to eat off, i really love these Geishas, looking very unimpressed with their chicken, hamburger, pizza and hotdog. A shame to put food on these!!

Viento del este, viento del oeste

Not sure what this is all about, its all in Spanish... as far as i know they're broaches.
these are so unique, and a really great geisha design..... I hope they're broaches!

Friday, March 21, 2008

japaneses tattoo

japaneses tattoo, originally uploaded by bloodySund.

Full back Japanese style tattoos are so amazing, and this one is beautiful! I'm usually not one for colour tattoos, but this is so vibrant and detailed, whats not to like? According to the post, it was done in Kyoto!

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Huge heap of Stick-A-Thing MonsterBags

aka: Stick-a-Thing. I love this guys work so much!! No doubt I have mentioned him here before. These are his little handmade Monster Squad - every good Vector Capitan should have a monster squad! ;)

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Japanese Toy Designs

A popular blog topic of late, I need to jump on board. There's a beautiful collection of Japanese Toy Designs at Ningyo-do Bunko which deserves a bit of a look. Yes the site is all in Japanese, but the illustrations are stunning!

This one, for me, is reminiscent of Super Mario Bros 2 (I really have to do some sort of Nintendo post soon) what with throwing vegetables!

My vast Japanfluenced Mind, leads me to believe that this is a Noh Mask... along with an early incarnation of the Hammer Bros?

Monday, March 17, 2008


Trinity, originally uploaded by P-shinobi.

Let your eyes wander around this for a while, there really is some gorgeous detail. Some super cool anime!

Friday, March 14, 2008


Japanese Lotus Crest

There are a lot of things I love about Mingtees work, the beautiful colours, the tranquil design elements, the fact that it would make the most stunning embroideries - and most of all the inspiration from the Kamon - a Japanese Family Crest.

work could even be repeat patterns, imagine some printed paper or fabric for kimonos! The thought of it all makes me drool, and wonder why isn't she doing any prints of her work? *hint hint* ;)


Thursday, March 13, 2008

Kokeshi Doll

Kokeshi Doll, originally uploaded by * Lorena Alvarez *.

Gorgeous Acrylic Painting, by Lorena Alvarez, the thing I like about this the most is the hair. Looks so fantastic with using pink as the highlights (instead of the usual blue you always see with black hair) Also love the cherry blossoms!

Wednesday, March 12, 2008


Merchant Ship of the Dutch East India Company, 1782

Nagasaki School, published by Toshimaya

Hand coloured woodblock print. 65 x 58 cm

Found this card yesterday and snapped it up - how could I not?
It's amazing to see a Japanese artwork, depicting the Dutch Flag so heavily.

The Dutch East India Company was established in 1602, to carry out colonial activities in Asia. (wiki)

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Japanfluence Feature Artist - March

Melanie McQuoid is Japanfluence's Feature Artist for March.

She has a fantastic interview here, I couldn't have hoped for a better start!

This piece is a gorgeous composition, and a favourite of mine called Skaura no ki.

Monday, March 10, 2008

Sushi Girl

Sushi Girl, originally uploaded by SteamCrow.

i L O V E this!! Sush a cool sushi girl, he also has it on a tee. I don't know about you but i'm very inspired for some art and sushi!

three cuts for good people

three cuts for good people, originally uploaded by william schaff.

I've blogged about William Schaff before, but I cannot go past this.
This cut paper, and the size of each piece over all is no bigger than 8" x 5" (20.32 x 12.7cm)
Beautiful work, this is his specialty!

Saturday, March 8, 2008

Kid9 Show

Kid9 Show, originally uploaded by JumpyDesigns.

Japanfluence's very own Kid9 has an exhibition in Newtown, Sydney.
Love you work Kid9 and Congratulations! :)

Sunday, March 2, 2008

::Hari Onago::

::Hari Onago::, originally uploaded by innocentgirl.

Gorgeous artwork by a member of Japanfluence, Innocentgirl. This is apart of her new series portraying tales of Japanese Folklore. Click the links for more details about this wonderful piece!

Troubled Teen

Troubled Teen, originally uploaded by kinotrope.

Totally amazing! Harajuku girl posing, according to Kinotrope, is cosplaying as Japanese Rockstar Tatsurou from the band MUCC!

Saturday, March 1, 2008


an amazing body of work, (ha, sorry) this stunning Koi is by Gotch, at Harizanmai tattoo studio in Kyoto! Its enough to make you want to get on a plane and make an appointment. If you are into the ink, you need to check out his flickr set, its beautiful! This covers all the elements, the Hokusai waves, blossoms, some kanji - superb!