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If you're Happi and you know it...

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October 15, 2021

Happi coat sewing tutorial

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The World is ON Fire and My Clothes ARE Fire: Considerations for a Sustainable Closet

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September 24, 2020

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.

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Japanese Fashion Through the Years (Infographic)

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May 20, 2020

The full infographic to accompany the "Japanese Fashion Through the Years" article.

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Casual with a Purpose: My Experiences with Fashion in Japan

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July 11, 2020

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.

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Japantown Style | An Interview with Darin Maki of CRFT by Maki

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January 10, 2022

Meet Darin Maki: founder of CRFT by Maki, a culture brand based in Little Tokyo.

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Blending Aesthetics: AKASHI-KAMA's Noragi Jacket Style Guide

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January 18, 2022

Style guide for AKASHI-KAMA's signature piece, the Noragi Jacket.

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Japangeles: Story of Community

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March 6, 2022

Continuing our two-part article series, this second article focuses on the unique community, design, and impact of Japangeles beyond just the business aspects.

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Personal Color Analysis Changed My Relationship with Clothes

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November 20, 2021

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.

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Japanese Fashion Through the Years

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October 21, 2020

There’s a lot more to Japanese fashion than you can imagine. Let’s take a look at some major points of fashion in Japan.

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Just Another Wednesday

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July 26, 2020

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.

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