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Inside Japan’s Newest Maker Faire: The Serene History and Magic of Kyoto

Inside Japan’s Newest Maker Faire: The Serene History and Magic of Kyoto

Kyoto is a special city for the people of Japan. The capital of the country for over 1000 years until it moved to Tokyo in the 1800s, the city is known for the historic temples and shrines nestled into its hills. They’re peaceful and serene, and reflect the beautiful craftsmanship of the country. With that, […]

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The Possibilities Are Endless at Maker Faire Tokyo

The Possibilities Are Endless at Maker Faire Tokyo

Tokyo will be hosting its 6th annual Maker Faire at the beginning of August!

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Cucumber Machines, Adorable Felt Plushies, and More at Maker Faire Tokyo

Cucumber Machines, Adorable Felt Plushies, and More at Maker Faire Tokyo

Every year Maker Faire Tokyo impresses with the sheer number of cool things to see. If you can make it this weekend, go!

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Broken Stuffed Animals Get “Surgery” to Teach Kids About Organ Donors

Broken Stuffed Animals Get “Surgery” to Teach Kids About Organ Donors

Of the 14,000 people in Japan who need transplants, 300 receive them each year. To inspire organ donors, Second Life Toys is using plushies.

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The Japanese Art of Recognizing Beauty in Broken Things

The Japanese Art of Recognizing Beauty in Broken Things

In Japan, craftsmen practice the ancient art of kintsugi, or “golden joinery,” which is a method of restoring a broken object with lacquer.

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