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Discover the creative process of crafting new sake and beer flavors from James Jin, the cofounder of Nova Brewing, and peek into life as a small business owner.Read More >>
The color palettes, articles of clothing, and silhouettes that I've tried out here are trends that I would never have been willing to try out in America.Read More >>
Meet Darin Maki: founder of CRFT by Maki, a culture brand based in Little Tokyo.Read More >>
Personal color consultation will tell you what colors look best on you. For a mom of two, it meant the beginning of a chromatastic adventure.Read More >>
The full infographic to accompany the "Japanese Fashion Through the Years" article.
Can fashion define a generation or is it transgenerational? We ask, they answer, you decide.Read More >>
Creating a sustainable wardrobe doesn’t mean throwing out all of your fast fashion pieces. Keep what you already have and adjust how you care for them.Read More >>
There are three movies/TV shows I watch annually: The Last Samurai, Lost In Translation, and Anthony Bourdain’s Parts Unknown (specifically season 8, episode 6 entitled “Japan with Masa”).Read More >>
What could gentrification taste like? How might erasure alter sight and sound? This story was originally written for the 2021 Little Tokyo Historical Society's annual short story contest.Read More >>
Hair salons were closed. This is what a year of growth literally looks like, but in hair.Read More >>
Dressing down for the pandemic world but dressing up for the digital world - some of my favorite video games give me opportunities to go all out in flashy outfits when I barely make an effort anymore in real life.Read More >>
Insecurities get the best of us, but there are some that are unique to the Asians and Asian Americans. Here is a list of some of those insecurities and how to deal with them.Read More >>
Owner and founder of Notox Nails, Lexi Suga, shares her story of opening up a Japanese nail art business in the middle of a global pandemic.Read More >>
It took me a long time to accept myself. Asian beauty standards for men in K-drams and K-pop groups gave me comfort.Read More >>
More young Japanese Americans are getting their family mon, or crest, tattooed on their bodies today. In a Q&A with Portland-based artist Jun Osaki, we learn more about how tattoos can connect people to their culture.Read More >>