Arts

May 2024 Issue: Japantowns Cover Art

To celebrate AANHPI Heritage Month, we wanted to highlight our Japantowns by dedicating our May issue to these spaces. Cover art by Kyle Okazaki, read more about his piece now.

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dancing in the starshine | April 2024 radiYO! Playlists

Celebrate the end of spring with playlists made by some of our favorite tastemakers.

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laying under sakura trees | March 2024 radiYO! Playlists

Celebrate cherry blossom szn with playlists made by some of our favorite tastemakers.

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Studio Ghibli’s Mundane Masterpiece

If there’s one thing Studio Ghibli is known for, it’s their ability to create amazing fantasy worlds. So why is it that my favorite Studio Ghibli film takes place in our own mundane world?

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“The Boy and the Heron” Prepares Studio Ghibli Fans to Say Goodbye

Although “The Boy and the Heron” encapsulates a profound message about physical loss, it also feels like a love letter to Studio Ghibli fans.

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Meet Lisa Aihara, Illustrator of “One Musubi For Me: Counting Things Japanese”

We sat down with Lisa and her daughter Millie to let you in on who Lisa Aihara really is, and talk about her new book, "One Musubi For Me: Counting Things Japanese."

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"Blue Eye Samurai" creators hope viewers can appreciate Japanese culture in Netflix’s newest adult animated series

The series, which premiered on Netflix on November 3rd and stars PEN15's Maya Erskine, is the story of a mixed-race, female sword master’s revenge set in Edo-period Japan.

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Our Legacy: How I Created a Family Photo Archive

So you’re looking to process that box of old photos in the back of your baachan’s closet? You’ve come to the right place.

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"George the JA" in Netflix's "Beef"

George from the Netflix show BEEF serves as a reminder of my privilege as a Japanese American.

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Summer's End | radiYO! September 2023 Playlists

Celebrate the end of summer with playlists made by some of our favorite tastemakers.

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Kioku: A Japanese American Magazine of Joy, Artistry, and Remembrance

In July 2022, I attended my first ever pilgrimage at Heart Mountain Interpretive Center in Wyoming. I knew that I wanted to harness our community’s artistry as a method for sharing stories, and thus Kioku Magazine was born.

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Pride and Joy | radiYO! June 2023 Playlists

Celebrate Pride Month with playlists made by some of our favorite tastemakers.

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8 Books To Help You on Your Mental Health Journey

‍If you are just starting out on your mental-health journey, I hope that some of these books may help give you some places to start in thinking about why we feel or think the way that we do. If you are deep in your mental health exploration, I hope that some of these books may help give you a new perspective or insight to help you continue your journey. I hope it is within these pages that something will inspire you and help you on your journey.

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April Showers | radiYO! April 2023 Playlists

Rainy days got you down or needing a new shower playlist? Check out our April radiYO! playlists from some of our favorite tastemakers.

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radiYO! | March 2023 Playlists

March is all about highlighting the women in our lives, with playlists to match! Check out our March radiYO! playlists from some of our favorite tastemakers.

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radiYO! | February 2023 Playlists

For whatever Valentine’s Day mood you might be in - check out our February radiYO! playlists from some of our favorite tastemakers.

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5 Non-food ideas for your kids' Valentine’s Day class gift

Valentine’s Day is a special time for kids, but it doesn’t have to be all about food and candy. If you're looking for non-food and no-candy options for your children’s Valentine’s Day class gifts, here are 5 ideas and a free printable card.

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Meet FIG

Originally from Malaysia and now based in New York City, 21 year-old Fay Liew (aka FIG) is about to become your new favorite indie pop artist. Stream her debut album, “BUD,” out now!

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Creating Kokekreations: the Japanese Art of Moss Balls

Learn the story of a shared passion to spread a love for kokedama with the community, rooted in friendship, and belief in the importance of cultural appreciation.

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Antiques Kinoedo: The Romance of Japanese Antiques

My dad has been antiquing for years, specializing in buying and selling Japan-made goods. I went behind the scenes to learn about his business.

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3 to 1: Cultural Arts

How do generational differences affect opinions of cultural arts and their importance? You want to know, and so do we.

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Cultural Fusion: A Mother & Son Explore New Paths Through the Art of Taiko

It is our hope that the taiko community never loses sight of its roots as it works toward an inclusive and collaborative future that celebrates individual uniqueness and cultural diversity.

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Dango Mochi Amigurumi Pattern

Dango Mochi Amigurumi Pattern

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What is Ikebana?

Ikebana is a long practiced Japanese art. This is my experience practicing it.

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Kabocha Daruma Crochet Pattern

Ready for a craft? Kawaii, not kowai! Wish for lots of tricks (or treats!) this Halloween with this festive Kabocha Daruma.

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My Fantastic Voyage into the World of Dance Music

The title says it all. Plus, I included a little mix that I think you'll enjoy.

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Yo! Mural: Happi Coat Patterns

Happi coat, happy life - that’s how the saying goes, right? Check out some happi coat patterns designed by several of our talented friends in honor of obon season!

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Children's Day at Home!

Koi, dragon, samurai. What do all of these have to do with Kodomo no Hi, or Children’s Day? Find out in our activity booklet!

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