By WillPowers

10 Wonderfully Weird Japanese Festivals to Look Forward to for the Rest of 2018

Because normal festivals are overrated; because life is too short to be doing the same old stuff. Fortunately, Japan’s inventive and unique culture simply knows no bounds! Japanese people find reasons to celebrate the things that are usually taken for granted in Western societies with festivals, or more commonly known as “matsuri.” Since hanami season…

Kawamata’s Fairy Feather Silk Flies from Japan into Hermes’ Luxury Scarves

The thinnest yarn-dyed silk fabric ever made. There is no better word to describe Kawamata’s fairy feather silk, from its production down to the final product, other than “special” – special raw materials, special technology, a special bond between those involved in its development, and a very special product guaranteed to make anyone who wears…

12 Japanese Skincare and Makeup Products Every Beauty Junkie Must Try

Cosmetics have always been one of Japan’s biggest and most popular industries. We grew up hearing about the geishas and their tedious beauty routine. In college, we talked about Shiseido (資生堂) and Shu Uemura with our friends while gazing longingly at the glossy pages of Seventeen. Even to this day, despite all the K-beauty hype…