Super Nintendo World at Universal Studios Japan in Osaka is coming sooner than later, and new details have surfaced from the official presentation yesterday. When visitors first enter the park, they’ll receive smart wearable wrist bands called “Power Up Bands” that store important information about the park and keep track of how many digital coins they’ve collected during their stay. Read more for the video and additional information.
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Nintendo fans rejoice! Charli XCX teamed up with the gaming company showcase Super Nintendo World, the upcoming theme park at Universal Studios Japan. This highly themed section of the park is due to open some time between June to September 2020 and should have two rides to start, but will get more as time goes on. Read more for the video and additional information.
To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the S2000, Honda resurrected the car as a custom prototype full of exclusive parts for the 2020 Tokyo Auto Salon. This vehicle is based on the AP1 generation (1999–2003), and comes equipped with a bespoke front bumper, side sills, fenders, rear spoiler along with an updated suspension system. Read more for a video straight from Japan and additional information.
The Nissan GT-R has been dubbed “Godzilla”, but not everyone knows why. One tuning shop that most certainly does is Liberty Walk Japan, and they’ve unveiled their latest creation, the “LB-ER34 Super Silhouette Skyline,” which consists of a full dry carbon widebody kit, complete with ultra flared wheel arches and concave wheels wrapped in Yokohama Advan GT performance tires. Read more for additional pictures and information.
What if there was a prototype city where one could test out the latest technologies, such as AI, robots, sustainable energy, cars, etc.? Introducing Toyota’s prototype “Woven City,” which is a 175-acre plot of land that will be turned into a futuristic theme park of sorts, with construction set to begin in 2021 with Danish architect Bjarke Ingels’ Big designing the entire thing. Read more for a video and additional information.
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Tokyo design studio FujiwaraMuro Architects has revealed their latest project, a geometric residence for a family located in port city Takamatsu, a Japanese province of Kagawa, that looks to be straight from a Blade Runner movie. Spanning 2,195-square-feet of living space over three floors, the owner wanted to showcase his Maserati GranTurismo, so they built a glass wall to showcase the automobile for the interior. Read more for additional pictures and information.
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Japanese artist Atsushi Adachi didn’t want to throw out his old newspaper clippings, so he turns them into amazing sculptures, battleships included. He’s been intrigued with battleships, combat planes and other military gear since childhood, when he used to visit Self-Defense Force and American Armed Forces bases. Afterwards, he attempted to make 3D models of what he saw. Read more for a video and additional information.
Japan’s Hayabusa2 space probe is headed back to Earth with samples from asteroid 162173 Ryugu, which is located approximately 180-million miles away. There’s just one more thing, it will capture pictures of the half-mile-wide asteroid as it fades into the blackness of space, and then the probe’s field of view will turn back toward Earth for the return journey. Read more for a video and additional information.
Liberty Walk was established by Wataru Kato when he was just 26 years old, and the tuning shop has been producing outlandish body kits for supercars ever since. When they first operated, the shop was built on a small vehicle lot where they could only exhibit 3 cars, and to this day there is still no other brand out there “capturing the current tuning zeitgeist” as Liberty Walk. Their latest Lamborghini Huracan body kit has been revealed ahead of the 2019 SEMA Show in Las Vegas. Read more for another picture and additional information.
Tatsuo Horiuchi, an 79-year-old artist from Japan’s Nagano Prefecture, prefers using Microsoft Excel spreadsheets over actual paint to create his masterpieces. Horiuchi didn’t want to spend money on art supplies so he started to use Excel to create art after seeing others using the program at work. How does it work? The Autoshape function is mainly used to form the images and then custom colored shapes are layered to weave together an intricate image. Read more for a video and additional information.