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Adrift in the Floating World at San Francisco's Asian Art Museum

Pamela Feinsilber | Posted 02.26.2015 | Arts
Pamela Feinsilber

I'm glad to say the exhibitions do not overlook the sordid side of the lives of the some 4,000 women -- both courtesans and street prostitutes -- who lived and worked and usually never escaped the Yoshiwara. The context is everything. But by now, so is the art. I say don't miss it.

Japan Pulls a Kimono out of the Closet

Billy Kolber | Posted 02.24.2015 | Gay Voices
Billy Kolber

Private businesses, like the Hotel Granvia Kyoto and Tokyo's OutAsiaTravel have been reaching out to LGBT tourists for years. But for a Japanese government agency to do so in such a public and integrated way is unprecedented.

Japanese Women and Fashion: The Beauty of Imperfection

Ann Tashi Slater | Posted 02.02.2015 | Books
Ann Tashi Slater

As a contributor to the book and longtime resident of Tokyo--one of the most fashionable and fashion-conscious cities in the world--I started thinking about Japanese women's attitude towards fashion and wanted to know more.

From the Sheets to the Streets: Sleepwear-Inspired Clothes

Casper | Posted 08.24.2014 | Style
Casper

Here are some sleeper pieces that are perfect for lazy brunches, midweek hangovers -- even casual days at the office. That whole getting-out-of-bed thing just got a whole lot easier.

6 Stylish, Last-Minute Mother's Day Gifts You Can Make

CraftFoxes | Posted 07.08.2014 | HuffPost Home
CraftFoxes

If you're staring down your calendar to Mother's Day, and have a mother who expects more than the standard-issue flowers, you're in luck. The sassy, classy gifts collected in this list can be crafted in one afternoon.

Beauty From Ashes

Rai Mensah | Posted 01.23.2014 | Style
Rai Mensah

As we listened to speakers and looked through images of the disaster, I was so very impressed by the grace and beauty with which the people of Iwate functioned even in times of devastation.

Great Design: Made to Measure

Ken Carbone | Posted 08.27.2013 | Arts
Ken Carbone

Today, the words great design brilliantly light the marquee of contemporary life. What is great design? It's a perennial question with no single answer.

The Art of Kabuki, Japanese Theatre Costumes

Evelyne Politanoff | Posted 06.04.2012 | Arts
Evelyne Politanoff

The Fondation Pierre Berge - Yves Saint Laurent has devoted its 17th exhibition to Japanese theatre costumes, known as the Kabuki. The costumes tend to be extravagant and colorful, contributing to the flamboyance of the show.

Weekly Roundup of eBay Vintage Clothing Finds

Mary Kincaid | Posted 10.12.2011 | Style
Mary Kincaid

Today's selections include pieces by Lanvin, Gucci, Adele Simpson and Vendome. Be sure to check out the lovely Hattie Carnegie evening gown and the rare antique 14k gold mesh purse with compact.

On Men's Thoughts About Fashion and What We Should Make of Them

Morane Barkai | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Morane Barkai

The sad truth is that most men would probably think that Jimmy Choo is a noodle joint and would not know a poncho from a kimono.

Obama makes Multi-Racial Americans more Accepted

Francesca Biller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Francesca Biller

As a Japanese-Jew, I have historically used self deprecating humor at my own expense as a way to explain and defend to others who I was and to feel ac...

Japanese-Jew Doesn't "Oy Veh" So Much Since Obama

Francesca Biller | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Francesca Biller

Since Obama has become president, I feel comfortable as the multiracial shikseh that I am, and am engaging in thoughtful conversations about my heritage and background, without self-deprecation.