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Philip Hirose

Born and raised Los Angeles. Dedicated to continuing a family legacy of community-based business, volunteerism, and activism.

Philip Hirose

Born and raised Los Angeles. Dedicated to continuing a family legacy of community-based business, volunteerism, and activism.

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Nikkei Diaspora: Oshogatsu

Story
Issue:
Home for the Holidays
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January 10, 2021

Starting the new year with friends and family... around the world.

Learn About Kinrōkanshahi 勤労感謝の日, or Labor Thanksgiving Day

For Fun
Issue:
Food, Family, and a Little Shopping
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November 27, 2020

Since 678, Japan celebrates a holiday around this time of the year by giving thanks to laborers and the fall harvest.

A Very Brief History of Halloween in Japan

For Fun
Issue:
All Hallows' Eve
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October 24, 2020

Halloween in Japan is rather new. Like many western influences that jumped the Pacific, the Japanese are slowly making it their own.

Bonsai Tree Roundup

Back to Basics
Issue:
Mottainai
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December 30, 2020

Pandemic babies, pandemic dogs...how about a pandemic bonsai? Take a look through our Bonsai roundup.

Japanese Gardens in the States and Around the World

Back to Basics
Issue:
Mottainai
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December 30, 2020

Whether it be a space for cultural exchange or to find a moment of peace, Japanese gardens (and elements of it) can be enjoyed around the world.