HW Pick: Yasuke, The African Samurai, 1500’s

Yasuke (variously rendered as 弥助 or 弥介, 彌助 or 彌介 in different sources.) was a retainer of African origin who served under the Sengoku Period Japanese daimyō Oda Nobunaga. Continue Reading →

Harlem Cultural Archives: “We Live In Harlem, The Work of Yasuo Wakaiki” (Video)

In the eighties, a young Yasuo Wakaiki visited Harlem from Japan for what was initially intended to be a short stay, the visit would turn out to last over a decade and yield an incisive body of work that chronicled the Harlem of the time. Continue Reading →

Suwada, The Best Hand Made Clippers In The World

Suwada is a gem that stuck to thoroughly skilled hand made finished surface that has a hairline sleek satin finish dating back to 1926, in Sanjo, Nigata prefeture, famous as a city of cutlery like Seki city in Japan.  Continue Reading →

Las Vegas: Tempted2Touch Celebrates 10th Year With The Stars (Photographs)

Tempted 2 Touch Las Vegas celebrated its 10th year of presenting events for the alternative lifestyle along the Las Vegas golden strip. Continue Reading →

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