3D LATTE ART

Latte art created by Kohei Matsuno — also known as Mattsun — continues to amaze many people on the Internet. He receives various design requests from his fans, and on the basis of each request, he creates a 3D foam image on top of a cup of coffee. Cute creatures emerging from a cup lose shape within approximately five minutes, but he not only makes coffee drinking more enjoyable but also turns it into a special artistic experience. Originally, latte art was just a part of service for those who ordered coffee. Mr. Matsuno continues his trial-and-error efforts to develop this art due to his strong sense of hospitality. Even now, he’s thinking hard about his next move in 3D latte art, so he can continue to surprise and delight his customers.

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“I prepare a larger amount of foam than for regular latte art. I pour in the foam without hesitation and draw the picture quickly. Because we have barely five minutes to enjoy the clear shape of subjects, this is a battle against time. Actually, simple designs look prettier and are more popular than elaborate ones. So I try to keep my art as simple as I can.”

TOTTORI YOKAI ROAD
where yokais and humans live together
VACUUM TUBE HEADPHONES
a key item to bridge dreams and reality
SPACE BROTHERS
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BRAIN WAVE CAT EARS
cutting-edge tech joins Japan’s “fetish” (moe) culture
Character bento
キャラ弁
Food model
食品模型
Sumo wrestler
大相撲力士
Chopsticks
Scramble crossing
スクランブル交差点
Yakatabune
屋形船
Tokyo Sky Tree
東京スカイツリー
Gundam 1/1
ガンダム1/1
International Avenue
国際通り
Shuri Castle
首里城
Public market
公設市場
Haarii
ハーリー
Japan
Fate/Zero , BLEACH
Malaysia
Final Fantasy VII Advent Children
Germany
STEINS;GATE
Japan
Neon Genesis EVANGELION
“Twintail” — simple dream-come-true magic for change.
Introducing Japan’s latest arts to the world.
I want to become Hello Kitty, the icon of Japan.
Cute community character promotes local charms.
Aburi-mochi
あぶり餅
Antique fair
東寺弘法市
Kitchen of Kyoto
錦市場
Ippon udon
一本饂飩
Nishikigoi
錦鯉
ANREALAGE
アンリアレイジ
Picks
楊枝
Wrapping
ラッピング
ODEN
おでん
RAMEN
ラーメン
TEMPURA
天婦羅
RICE VINEGAR
お酢
YAYOI KUSAMA
Nerhol
MANABU IKEDA
KOHEI NAWA
NIIHAMA TAIKO MATSURI
MENBURYU
NACHI-NO-OGI MATSURI
NEBUTA MATSURI
SHODO
書道
KARATEDO
空手
NIHONBUYO
日本舞踊
JUDO
柔道
KATANA-KAJI
刀鍛冶
SENSHOKU-KA
染織家
EDOKIRIKO
江戸切子職人
KACCHU-SHI
甲冑師