Stuff contributed by ylkawashima

Beautiful Kokeshi Dolls: A Uniquely Japanese Folk Art

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Take a fresh look at the traditional and iconic Japanese kokeshi folk toy by exploring its origins and history. This collection of photographs documents pieces from the extensive private collection ...

How to Make Your Own Tanabata Decoration

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Every year the Tanabata festival is celebrated around the world in commemoration of the stars Orihime (Vega) and Kengyu (Altair), two lovers separated by the Milky Way except for this ...

Simple Kokeshi Doll Tutorial

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Whether you're having a community event or just want to do some quick and easy crafts these kokeshi dolls are sure to bring a smile to your face! Samples also ...

Bridging Generations: The UCLA Nikkei Student Union

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In the fall of my first quarter at UCLA I decided to expand my knowledge of the Japanese American community in a fun, explorative way: the Nikkei Student Union (NSU). ...

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Yoshimi is a former intern of Discover Nikkei during the summer of 2009 and started her engagement with the JA community when she joined the Nikkei Student Union and Kyodo Taiko team at UCLA during her college career.

Nikkei interests

  • community history
  • family stories
  • festival/matsuri
  • Japanese/Nikkei food
  • Japantowns
  • taiko

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