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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Date
January 22, 2015
Local Time
02:32 pm

It’s hard to believe that it has already been one year since Tatcha’s partnership with Room to Read began. It’s been an amazing journey so far—one that, I am honored to announce, has provided 238,174 days of school for incredible girls around the world. This amazing success is all in thanks to the support and passion of you—our friends and fans.

The students, parents and teachers I met on my trips to Cambodia last year changed my life, and deepened my commitment to the “Beautiful Faces, Beautiful Futures” effort that is now part of Tatcha’s DNA.

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  • Geisha Kyoka-san in Kyoto, delicately patting her beautiful makeup with one of our Petal Fresh Aburatorigami Beauty Papers.
Date
January 21, 2015
Local Time
12:13 pm

Nothing transports me back to the cobblestone streets of Kyoto as quickly as opening a package of our Original Petal Fresh Aburatorigami Beauty Papers—the very first of Tatcha’s discoveries.

I fell in love with Kyoto instantly. It was a culture suspended in time, one that valued honor, simplicity and dedication to a craft. The people there treat one another with the utmost kindness; everyone goes out of their way to make visitors feel as cherished and welcomed as if they were long-time friends.

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Date
January 13, 2015
Local Time
05:48 pm

On one of my first trips to Kyoto, I visited a beautiful little shop tucked away on one of the cobblestone streets. I stepped inside and was amazed at the delicate, colorful world before me. The shop specialized in silk and embroidery for kimonos. Seeing it up close, I was mesmerized by the elaborate details and the delicate, whisper-thin fabric.

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Date
January 09, 2015
Local Time
02:05 pm

After resolving to live more fully and appreciate each moment, I realized I was long on intention and very short on ideas about the specific steps needed to make such a change. Happily, I had the good fortune to meet David Perls, who studied under Jon Kabat-Zinn, often referred to as the father of modern meditation. David teaches mindfulness at UCSF and works with clients like Whole Foods, Accenture and the US Air Force through his company, shinebright.

With David's guidance, each session has left me more calm, quieted and centered. He has also given me invaluable techniques to practice on my own while traveling. I am honored to introduce him to you today, and share some of his wisdom about mindfulness and meditation. 

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Date
January 08, 2015
Local Time
07:57 pm

Among the many New Year's traditions in Japan, one of my favorites is that the first word you write on January 1st is imbued with a special significance. Often written in elaborate calligraphy, it represents your intention to focus on that concept throughout the year, and it's often hung in the home as a reminder. For me, there was no question what my word would be this year: presence.

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Date
December 30, 2014
Local Time
04:07 pm

I love holiday festivities—catching up with friends and family unburdens my heart and warms me from head to toe.

However, I learned the hard way that the holiday cocktails and glasses of wine with friends can dry out your skin, leaving you looking less than your very best the following morning.

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