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Purrfect: Kids, cats and cookies

Lifestyle | CHILD'S PLAY Feb 17, 2020

Purrfect: Kids, cats and cookies

by Danielle Demetriou

Quiet green lanes, low-rise wooden houses, generations-old tofu stores, atmospheric temples, cycling grannies, small creative ateliers — and cats. Lots of cats. Yanaka, an east Tokyo neighborhood hugging the fringes of the JR Yamanote circle, is something of an urban time capsule, with its growing ...

Dressing up T-shirts with traditional flair

Lifestyle Feb 17, 2020

Dressing up T-shirts with traditional flair

by Reito Kaneko

More than a century ago, the skills of paper stencil textile-dyeing artisans made it possible to mass-produce kimono with vivid and intricate designs that previously could only be achieved by hand painting. Today, with fewer people wearing kimono on a daily basis, it has become ...