Date
May 18, 2015
Local Time
12:59 pm

Frequent trips between Kyoto and San Francisco have led me to discover many delightful treasures, but I’ve also learned a few things about the art of traveling too. From broken luggage to arriving at a destination with what I call “plane face,” I’ve experienced many of its less-than-glamorous aspects. Fortunately, getting elegantly from Point A to Point B can be easier with a little planning. Here are a few of my favorite tips:  

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Date
May 15, 2015
Local Time
11:37 am

As much as I love travelling and discovering new treasures, sometimes the shifting time zones and multiple flights can take a toll on my skin, especially around my eyes. Here are some of my favorite ways to soothe and refresh my eyes after a long journey.

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Date
May 15, 2015
Local Time
11:34 am

Our newest discovery, INDIGO soothing triple recovery cream, is the result of a long and wonderful journey.

When we first launched our INDIGO collection last year, many people wrote in to tell us how the naturally skin-calming extract relieved dry, irritated patches on their hands and body. But we were especially surprised to learn that a few of our friends were using the INDIGO Soothing Renewal Treatment to treat red, inflamed skin on their faces too.

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Date
May 09, 2015
Local Time
05:23 pm

Even in Kyoto, which is filled with artisans of all kinds of traditional crafts and wares, Yuto Tamoi-San holds a special place in my heart. He heads one of the largest silk-making companies in Japan, and his breathtakingly ethereal fabrics are renowned for their quality—coveted by geisha, the Imperial Family and couturiers around the world. We met years ago when we found the perfect material to tie on our Supple Moisture Rich Silk Cream, so it was a delight to collaborate with him again to create the new KINU Pure Silk Polishing Face Cloth. Because he is as special to us as his beautiful bolts of silk, I am honored to share part of his story with you.

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Date
May 07, 2015
Local Time
01:57 pm

The stunning silks filling Tamoi-san’s Kyoto studio prove not all silks are created equal. Thread shimmers on the loom and the sheen of finished fabrics swath the humble workshop in undeniable opulence. 

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Date
May 07, 2015
Local Time
10:25 am

Dear Alea,

Although today is a day to celebrate mothers, it’s really my chance to celebrate you and the countless amazing ways you have changed my life. Every year I write you a letter to reflect on our journey together as we discover the world anew.  Since you turned five this year, here are five things you taught me this year.

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  • Our Journey

    It’s not often that we have the chance to give our friends a behind-the-scenes look at what happens at Tatcha. As we prepare for our next trip to Japan, I’m honored to share with both new and old friends this video, chronicling our journeys from the canals of Gion to the laboratory at the Tatcha Institute. 

Date
May 06, 2015
Local Time
02:11 pm

It’s not often that we have the chance to give our friends a behind-the-scenes look at what happens at Tatcha. As we prepare for our next trip to Japan, I’m honored to share with both new and old friends this video, chronicling our journeys from the canals of Gion to the laboratory at the Tatcha Institute. 

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Date
April 20, 2015
Local Time
04:24 pm

As spring color fills landscapes that used to be grey, one word keeps coming to my mind: abundance. When the world wakes up from winter, every little blossom seems like a reminder of how much beauty lies behind our everyday scenery.

Of course, as a mother, I also know that all this abundant new life needs to be taken care of. While my daughter, Alea, blooms before my eyes, it can be a rush to get her to school, swim lessons, and back home on time. As a businesswoman, I know that successes are exciting yet often bring added responsibilities. 

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Date
April 15, 2015
Local Time
11:12 am

There’s no shortage of evidence that red is a captivating color that immediately draws the eye. So it’s no surprise that timeless beauty icons from geisha to Marilyn Monroe to Taylor Swift embrace this striking color as a signature look, versatile for daytime and evening. 

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Date
April 08, 2015
Local Time
05:30 pm

The geisha have shared many secrets with me over the years, but the ones I treasure most are not the beauty tips—although I love each and every one of those too!—but the things they have mentioned in passing or taught me through elegant example. Whenever I am feeling tired or in need of a boost, I find myself returning to these truths and find myself feeling better before long.

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