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Function And Style With Jikatabi Shoes, Japanese Traditional Footwear

Some call them “ninja shoes”. Others refer to them as “split-toe shoes”. These are jikatabi, one of Japan’s traditional footwear. Learn more about how to style them here.

Japanese Film 'We Made A Beautiful Bouquet (HanaKoi)' Movie Review

Kasumi Arimura and Masaki Suda star in this Yuji Sakamoto film about love, life, and everything in between. Here are reasons to watch it.

Omotenashi Selection: 5 Award-Winning Made-In-Japan Products You Need To Know About

This year's Omotenashi Selection winners have been announced with 85 products in total recognised for their outstanding creativity. Check them out here.

Our Favourites From cotoyo matsue’s Line Of Hand-knitted Earrings

Our favourites from the cotoyo matsue’s current hardknitted earrings collection via Sift & Pick are below.

Take A Peek At The Enigmatic World Of Geishas In Kyoto At This Exhibit

Russel Wong has been capturing the faces of young women who make their journey towards certain streets in Gion, Kyoto, to begin their journeys as geishas.

What Is The Japanese Face Massage And Does It Work?

Have you heard of the Japanese face massage? Popularised by late Japanese beautician Yukuko Tanaka, here's what it is and how it's done. Plus, our verdict on whether or not it works.

Oodles of Unagi in Shizuoka

Another reason foodies flock to Hamamatsu City is to feast on its speciality dish, Unagi or freshwater eel. Get to know the different ways you can enjoy this dish.

Japanese Pop Culture Icons: Issey Miyake

Get to know Japanese designer Issey Miyake, who was one of the forces behind putting Japanese avant-garde design on the world stage.

The Best Kumanofude Japanese Makeup Brushes From Hiroshima Artist Brush Manufacturing

Get to know the historical origins of the best makeup brushes in the world, the kumanofude made in the Brush Capital of Japan.

4 Must-Try Experiences In Atami

In between all that therapeutic soaking, make time to explore the sights and sounds of the charming town of Atami in Izu Peninsula.

Intriguing Japanese Beauty & Wellness Tools You Need In Your Vanity

Looking for top-to-toe self-care picks to add to your vanity? Read on for more Japanese beauty and wellness tools you didn’t know you needed.

Hashida, The Most Coveted Omakase Dining Experience In Singapore, Is Back

A creation of Chef-owner Kenjiro ‘Hatch’ Hashida, Hashida Singapore is back for your next luxurious omakase dining experience in the city.

@aroma Is Your New Go-To For Essential Oil Needs

Japanese aroma brand @aroma (ATAROMA) is ready to liven up your homes too with its wide range of natural essential oils fit for your every need and preference.

Where To Go In Kamakura For Top-Notch Craft Beers

Conveniently located about an hour from Tokyo by train, the laidback coastal city of Kamakura is a charming spot for day-trippers looking to escape the urban grind.

How To Do Momoko Makeup

Popularised by Japanese influencer Momoko Ogihara, the eponymous makeup style is all about putting on subtle blush.

3 Instagram-Worthy Japanese Dessert Recipes You Can Try At Home

Looking to satisfy your sweet tooth? Recreate these Instagrammable Japanese dessert recipes at home.

The Timeless Elegance Of Akoya Pearls By Pearl Falco

Cultivated in the calmness of the Sea of Japan, Akoya pearls are some of the most coveted ones of all because of its supreme lustre, the main determinant for judging a good pearl.

What Is Byojaku Makeup?

Learn more about byojaku makeup; why it’s so popular and how you can recreate it at home.