Date
March 29, 2015
Local Time
07:29 am

No matter where I am, or how busy my days, I have long turned to nature to find calm, quietude and perspective. Looking at a sky full of stars, a stunning sunset at the beach or even — as happened during a recent visit to Golden Gate Park — the crisp whoosh of a waterfall, they all refresh my spirit and leave me feeling as if I’ve hit an internal reset button, a fresh start at hand.

Waterfalls in particular remind me of being in Kyoto, where they figured prominently in ancient Shinto purification rituals. Over the centuries, cleansing has remained an important part of Japanese culture, and I’m always struck by the sense of balance many of the modern-day habits there play into this.

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Date
March 25, 2015
Local Time
06:04 pm

Starting Tatcha has led to many wonderful things for me: meeting amazing clients, getting a whole new family in my Tatcha team and recreating timeless rituals that help me, and I hope women everywhere, feel more beautiful. One of the best has been beginning again in my career. 

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Date
March 25, 2015
Local Time
02:07 pm

In the adventure of life, sometimes it’s the random meetings that prove most interesting. This was definitely the case when I found myself seated near Brit Morin at an intimate dinner party in Silicon Valley. Brit is young, yet carried herself confidently in a room of experienced businesswomen, exuding a true passion for the kind of creative expression that is at the heart of her namesake website—a mix of tech tips, tricks and colorful DIY projects that attracts millions of views each month. 

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Date
March 18, 2015
Local Time
09:24 am

Although I love the coziness of wintertime, the warmer weather of the first days of spring always brings a stir of excitement. Sunshine, fresh breezes and longer days mean it’s time to open the windows and do some spring cleaning. 

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  • Our muse Kyoka-San, applying her red lip. Photo by Thor Swift.
Date
March 11, 2015
Local Time
02:55 pm

The first time I met a geisha was at dusk. The sun was setting, and she seemed to materialize out of thin air—a sight that literally took my breath away. Her makeup looked translucent in the fading light, creating a perfect backdrop for her iconic red lips. As she spoke and laughed, I was entranced by the vermillion rosebud of her lips. They were the perfect shade of crimson, not too red, not too bright, but demure and defined enough to be truly elegant. In a world filled with red lip color, hers seemed distinctive in a timeless way, and I never forgot the stunning effect.

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  • Photo by Aun Koh | chubbyhubby.com
Date
March 03, 2015
Local Time
05:28 pm

Sleeping—even just thinking or reading about it—is one of my very favorite things. My passion for the splendor of slumber began five years ago, just as Tatcha became a reality and my daughter, Alea, was born. Starting a company while caring for a newborn and travelling became my wake-up call on the subject of sleep. 

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Date
February 26, 2015
Local Time
03:28 pm

Until I read about natural Japanese Indigo in the centuries-old beauty manuscript that inspired the Tatcha collection, I thought it was merely a lovely sounding adjective used to describe the color of denim. While searching for an alternative to steroid treatments for my eczema though, I was intrigued to learn that Indigo (polygonum tinctorum) is actually a beautiful plant with powerful healing benefits that has long been prized in Eastern medicine as a dietary supplement for internal inflammatory conditions.

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Date
February 13, 2015
Local Time
03:10 pm

On this day of love and affection, I am reminded of what the friends and family of Tatcha mean to me. The passion and stories you have shared are a humbling reminder of our reason for being. Each time you reach out to us, I am honored to hear from you. 

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Date
February 12, 2015
Local Time
05:35 pm

Centuries ago, natural indigo, or polygonum tinctorium, covered acres and acres of Japan’s fertile Tokushima Prefecture, long revered as the birthplace of Japan’s signature hue. As synthetic dyes became more ubiquitous, the demand for the botanical diminished and growers turned to more profitable crops. Only one indigo field remains along the Yoshino River today, on a farm run by many generations of one family dedicated to keeping this traditional plant—and its beneficial extracts—alive.

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Date
January 28, 2015
Local Time
12:11 pm

For centuries, geisha have stitched together leftover pieces of textured kimono silk to make small pouches called momiji-bukuro, an essential part of their daily face cleansing ritual. This simple but effective technique inspired our KINU Pure Silk Polishing Face Cloth, which brings these special exfoliating benefits to modern women everywhere. Here are some additional skin silkening ways to use this special fabric to transform your own beauty ritual:

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