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Japanese Fashion Through the Years

Issue:
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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Antiques Kinoedo: The Romance of Japanese Antiques

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October 21, 2020

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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Grief That’s Worth Its Weight in Gold

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April 13, 2022

I started my pre-loved fine gold jewelry business, Teruko Jewelry, on a whim—I knew nothing about solid gold, the value of gold jewelry or even how I would mail out orders. But when the scariest thing in the world has happened to you, things that might have seemed daunting feel manageable.

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3 to 1: Cultural Arts

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June 15, 2021

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

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This is the Way

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June 15, 2021

It’s not the destination, it’s the journey. And if you guys can understand that, then what you’ll see happen is that you won’t accomplish your dreams, your dreams won’t come true; something greater will.

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What is Ikebana?

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March 15, 2022

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

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With Love for Our Community: Building Community with J-Town Action と Solidarity

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February 11, 2022

It’s hard to explain why working with JAS is so important to me. Showing up in action and solidarity with love for our community and a revolutionary vision for the future just feels like the right—and sometimes the only—thing to do.

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Nuances of the Chinese Zodiac

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May 20, 2020

While most have a basic familiarity with the animals of the Lunar New Year, there are a number of nuances and stories associated with the zodiac that many don't know. Let's jump right in!

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Adding Love to Grocery Store Flowers

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February 12, 2022

With just a few tips, you can enhance your local grocery store flowers (or flowers picked from your backyard) into a thoughtful arrangement that will reflect your true feelings.

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Fierce Vulnerability with Gia Gunn

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June 28, 2020

Gia Gunn chats about her journey from dancing Nihon-buyo as a child to RuPaul's Drag Race to self discovery and activism.

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