The Art of the Japanese Schedule Book

Around this time of year, the stationary floors of stores like LOFT and Tokyo Hands are packed chock a block with people picking out the next year’s schedule book, what Westerners would call a diary. As with a number of other things, the Japanese take organising their time very seriously. I had never really bothered…

Eyeliner à la Japonaise

After tackling false eyelashes, I’m taking on eyeliner. Japanese women have high standards for makeup products. They don’t mind spending money on looking beautiful, as long as they’re getting great quality for it – no different than any other women, perhaps. I had never really dabbled with liquid eyeliner before coming to Japan. The first…