Japanese wallpaper makers have been creating stunning, eye-catching images in their latest releases.
But for many, they’re not just for wallpapers.
They’re also used to mark an occasion.
Here’s a look at some of the more bizarre and downright terrifying Japanese wallpapering designs.
A woman walks past a large mural that is painted on the ceiling of the Yakuza mansion in Tokyo, Japan.
A large mural painted on top of a Tokyo apartment building that was designed to evoke images of Japanese war criminals is seen.
(AP Photo/Yuya Shino)A woman passes by a large murals that are painted on a wall in Tokyo.
The murals depict an American war criminal and the Yakyuza clan.
(Photo by Takahiro Masuda)A Japanese artist creates a wall of wallpapers for a wedding in Tokyo in the spring of 2018.
(Yoshihide Sugiyama/Reuters)A young girl holds a painting that is said to depict an image of a woman who was raped by Japanese soldiers, the Tokyo Metropolitan Government office said in a statement on Sunday.
(Reuters/Kyodo News Agency via AP)A mural painted by Japanese artist Katsuhiro Kiyoshi, who works in Japan, is seen in the central business district of Tokyo, July 26, 2018.
A mural painted in Japanese is seen above the entrance of the Tokyo apartment complex.
(AFP/Getty Images)A man walks past graffiti that is sprayed on a building in Tokyo’s financial district on Friday, July 17, 2018, one day after a man was stabbed to death in the city’s financial center.
(Getty Images/Kyoto News Agency)A sign is seen outside a cafe in Tokyo that advertises “Halloween in the sky,” featuring a giant painting of a man wearing a mask.
(Kyodo)A poster for an amusement park in Tokyo is seen on a fence, on the roof of a building, and in a window of a bar in the Tokyo suburb of Narita.
(EPA/Shizuo Kambayashi)A girl holds an umbrella as she walks past an image painted on an exterior wall of a housing project in Tokyo on Thursday, July 15, 2018.(Kyodo/Yuri Gripas)A billboard on a public street in Tokyo features a photo of a giant cartoon bear with an image that depicts an image depicting a Japanese military officer and his wife.
(Associated Press)A statue of a girl in a bikini hangs above a public swimming pool in Tokyo.(Reuters)An aerial view of Tokyo’s train station in the middle of a busy day in the morning.
(Koji Sasahara/AFP via Getty Images)In a restaurant in Tokyo where the Japanese flag hangs in the ceiling, a waiter asks customers to leave their plates at the bar and bring in their napkins.
(Koji Sasahashi/AFP/Reuters Images)Japanese artist Katsuyuki Yamaguchi creates murals for his artworks in Tokyo as part of an exhibition, ‘Mural’ at the Tate Modern in London, England, June 23, 2018 (AFP Photo/David Moir)A wall mural depicting a girl with her face covered is seen during a candlelit vigil to honor Japanese war victims in Tokyo October 16, 2016.(AFP Photo / Toshihiro Hasegawa)A couple sit at a table inside a cafe with a portrait of a Japanese man and a portrait with his face covered on the wall of the restaurant in Japan’s capital Tokyo, September 19, 2017.(Kyoto Daily News via AP Images)An image of an image, depicting a boy in a black shirt with the words “The man who raped me was a military man,” hangs on the front wall of an apartment building in Japan.
(Tobias Schwarz/Reuters Photo via AP, File)A group of people sit at the back of a truck during a ceremony at the entrance to a public park in the southern port city of Yokohama in Tokyo December 5, 2017.
A group of women wearing black dresses and masks stand in the centre of the room to raise a flag to raise the number of victims of sexual abuse.
(Kim Kyung-Hoon/Reuters via Reuters)A family walks down a street in the coastal city of Hiroshima, Japan, August 14, 2017, to watch the sunset.
(Shinichi Masuzoe/Reuters photo)A worker places a wooden sign in front of a mural that reads “Mural” during a gathering to commemorate victims of Japanese wartime sexual abuse at the Takasago Shrine in Hiroshima, August 15, 2017 in Hiroshima prefecture, Japan.(AFP PHOTO/Takahiro Sato)A photo of an elderly woman wearing a traditional Japanese dress walks in front the main entrance of a public housing project where the construction is taking place in Tokyo August 17, 2017 on the outskirts of Tokyo.(AFP photo)An elderly man holds a mural of a smiling Japanese family