Have you ever heard of "Virtual Plein Air"? It is a term used to describe an act of creating art inspired by Google Street Views. Artists literally look for exciting or interesting places they can then use as a source for their illustrations. 

In today's article, we want to introduce you to an artist who got fascinated by Japanese houses she saw on Street Views and started painting them. Her name is Angela Hao and she is an illustrator based in the United States.  Even though she is far away from Japan, she manages to explore that country by simply using Google Street View. Not even the pandemic can stop her! She draws tiny, Studio Ghibli-like restaurants, shops and cafes that are so charming you might want to visit them. Which of these dreamy art pieces is the cutest?

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DUN DUN
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1 month ago

This picture brings peace and warmth

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NuClea Bomb
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1 month ago

*holds up wad of monopoly money* Yes I'll buy this one

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Jude
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1 month ago

Kitty in a watering can! ♥️

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Gingerfoxx
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1 month ago

is the cat going to buy a soda or something?

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Coding_Bean
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1 month ago

So pretty!

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Sonja_kitty
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1 month ago

I can't find the white cat in this one

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Karin Gibson
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1 month ago

But no cat!

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Jude
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1 month ago

This one, too, appeals to me!

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KC Lancaster
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1 month ago

Possibly my favorite so far, and not just for the kitties! If this is wisteria, it could cause damage to the building (I had one that did) but oh so incredibly beautiful in the spring!

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1 month ago

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KC Lancaster
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1 month ago

I adore Japanese bakeries! Incredible variety and delicious when fresh, or even days old!

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KC Lancaster
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1 month ago

Love this one! Kitty on the awning, the gate to the home in the back with a shaded walk - wonderful!

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dieter
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1 month ago

wow... amazing!

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dieter
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1 month ago

i love the detial of the wet boreds!..... wiat theres no cat!

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dieter
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1 month ago

is the cat ok? :(

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Jude
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1 month ago

Another one that's particularly pretty!

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Gay_Forg
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1 month ago

no cat :(

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SunofSpringtime
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1 month ago

Mini rooftop <3

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KC Lancaster
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1 month ago

Lovely cafe/plant store and apartment:)

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KC Lancaster
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1 month ago

This looks like an alleyway shop since it has the roll-up security gate for the upstairs apartment. I wish it had a kitty in the upstairs flowerbox;)

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KC Lancaster
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1 month ago

The shadow layer on this one and sunset coloring really make it stand out!

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Quinn Carrigan
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1 month ago

robot

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KC Lancaster
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1 month ago

Restful morning before opening. LOVE the covered balconies on the sides as well:)

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Dorothy Parker
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1 month ago

This is so serene and lovely.

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dieter
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1 month ago

person "wheres this shop?" me "all the way north :)"

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KC Lancaster
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1 month ago

Kitty's going on a trip from the coast!

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KC Lancaster
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1 month ago

Great detail, especially the wiring everywhere and the elevated wraparound porch for flooding.

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KC Lancaster
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1 month ago

Kitties need coffee, saying "open. open. open";)

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KC Lancaster
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1 month ago

Cute kitty peeking under the tray stand:)

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Dorothy Parker
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1 month ago

Toy dogs? So cute.

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KC Lancaster
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1 month ago

Now serving Ghibli coffee flavors Jiji & Totoro:)!

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安生 山本
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1 month ago

なぜハングル🤔

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Vasha
Community Member
1 month ago

and vending machines everywhere in Japan!

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KC Lancaster
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1 month ago

Must be the artist's studio since her name's on the sign;)

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KC Lancaster
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1 month ago

Japanese honeysuckle trying to take over:)

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KC Lancaster
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1 month ago

So cute! So like the real place: http://baton-group.com/shop-list/cobatopan/

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KC Lancaster
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1 month ago

Me-in!

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KC Lancaster
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1 month ago

Tea house?

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KC Lancaster
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1 month ago

Kitty's got places to be - no time to stop at the store.

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Samuel Corbett
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1 month ago

Such good clean lines for structure and an gorgeous Japanese obscurity. The cat may not always be home but the plants sure possess you.

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Susie Swearingen-Kamachi
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1 month ago

Yummy

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Dorothy Parker
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1 month ago

Especially beautiful colors and composition. Sunset too.

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Dorothy Parker
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1 month ago

So prettily executed. I especially like the plants on the roof.

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KC Lancaster
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1 month ago

Cute coffee bar:)

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