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

Issue:
January 10, 2022

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

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Japangeles: Story of Community

Issue:
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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Just Another Wednesday

Issue:
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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Date Guide: Little Tokyo Edition

Issue:
January 10, 2022

Add these iconic Little Tokyo spots to your date-rotation. Bonus points if you hit them all in one go!

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Anzen Hardware Celebrates its 75th Anniversary

Issue:
June 14, 2020

This year will mark the 75th Anniversary of my grandparents' hardware store, and I don’t know what its future holds. 

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Haunted Japantowns

Issue:
May 23, 2020

The historic Japantowns have served our community for over 100 years, but there are many untold stories that reveal a spooky side of these neighborhoods.

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