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Eaten Magazine No. 17: Vegetables

Summer 2023

"Creation myths tend to showcase the wonders of human imagination: Eve came from Adam's rib, the Mayans assembled men out of corn, and the Babylonians were created from the blood of their gods. A creation story personal to me, a mixed-race Hawaiian, is the legend of the taro root vegetable..."

Untold History Magazine - Issue 1

October 2021

"Untold History is a magazine that puts the human element back into history. All too often people forget that every single life contributes to history. As Chanel Miller so powerfully wrote, 'History is where you will find people who have been through what you’re experiencing. Not only been there but survived it. Not only survived it but changed it. Whose struggles informed them. History shows you what people have endured before you.'


Untold History Magazine strives to bring light to those stories. We believe in empowerment and education through history. Through the study of history, we can protect our future and preserve untold stories. We can’t wait for you to read them..."

The Unparalleled Courage of the 100th Infantry Battalion/442nd Regimental Combat Team

August 2021

"'Go for broke.' The motto of the 100th Infantry Battalion/442nd Regimental Combat Team perfectly encompassed the heart and spirit of its men. It meant risking everything in one great effort to win big..."


July 2021

"I grew up using the words 'internment camp' to describe what Japanese Americans suffered when some 120,000 of them were imprisoned during World War II..."

The Evolving Terminology Surrounding the Japanese American Wartime Experience x Cyclicity

July 2021

"Words matter immensely. They hold a subtle, quiet power to them that can inspire change, educate people, incite violence, topple empires, and dismantle archaic laws..."

Influential Women: Yayoi Kusama x Cyclicity

July 2021

"'Our earth is only one polka dot among a million stars in the cosmos. Polka dots are a way to infinity. When we obliterate nature and our bodies with polka dots, we become part of the unity of our environment...'"

Celebrating Cultural Differences Pt II - International Immersion Podcast

June 2021

"In part 2 of this episode for Asian & Pacific Islander Appreciation Month, we finish our discussion with five individuals that present cultural, social, and other elements from Vietnam, Cambodia, Japan, the Philippines & Indonesia..."

Celebrating Cultural Differences Pt I - International Immersion Podcast

June 2021

"In this episode for Asian & Pacific Islander Appreciation Month, we sit down with five individuals that present cultural, social, and other elements from Vietnam, Cambodia, Japan, the Philippines & Indonesia..."

Herstory Club: Around the World in 72 Days: The Story of Nellie Bly

May 2021

"In 1889, a New York World journalist named Nellie Bly began her record-breaking trip around the world in 72 days..."

Influential Women: Sada Yacco x Cyclicity

March 2021

"On the advent of the twentieth century, an exquisitely talented Japanese geisha arrived in the U.S. and took the West by storm. Traveling on to Europe, she was destined to leave her mark on each city and every heart fortunate enough to be graced by her presence. Japan, and its enchanting representative, had arrived..."

Learning from the Japanese American Incarceration Camps: Part 2

February 2021

"In 1942, my grandma Setsuko Kawashiri and the rest of the Kawashiri clan were 'relocated' from their home in California to the Arizona desert. Locked up and forced to live in near-inhumane conditions by the U.S. government, she spent her formative teenage years in an incarceration camp. A period of unjust incarceration was forced upon the Japanese community during the war simply because they looked like the enemy..."

Learning from the Japanese American Incarceration Camps: Part 1

January 2021

"We all know the story: On December 7, 1941, the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor and thrust the United States into World War II. But what about the lesser known story of the consequences on the Japanese American community and their forced incarceration into incarceration camps by the U.S. government?..."

Napoleon's Means of Motivating His Men - The Napoleonicist Podcast

January 2021

"I speak to Malia Ogawa on how Napoleon motivated his men on and off the battlefield in a discussion which ranges from the horrors of war, to oratory, PTSD, and authoritarian rulers..."

Japonisme in Fashion x Cyclicity

December 2020

"In 1853, Commodore Matthew Perry and his famous black ships arrived in Japan and kicked off the beginning of Western trade..."

How Dating My Boyfriend Helped Me Embrace My Japanese Heritage

October 2020

"I’m half Japanese—but not in the way that most people are half..."

Japanese Beauty Standards x Cyclicity

October 2020

"What comes to mind when you first think of Japanese beauty? A classic image of a woman with black hair, white skin, and red lips? The traditional color palette—black, white, and red..."

Sheet Masks & Skincare x Cyclicity

August 2020

"I take my skincare seriously, but I wish I had started in my early 20s. I still have nice skin in my late 20s, but I do wonder if it would be even nicer had I begun my routine earlier in life..."

History Series: The Magic of Mazesoba

August 2020

"One of my absolute favorite Japanese dishes is Mazesoba. It may have the title of “Taiwanese Ramen”, but it was, in fact, invented right here in Nagoya and has become a Nagoyan speciality..."

Good to be Gudetama

July 2020

"Gudetama is life. Gudetama is my role model. Gudetama is everything I aspire to be..."

One Year Reflections

July 2020

"I am coming up to my one-year Japanniversary, which coincidentally is on the Fourth of July. A double celebration for America’s independence from the British (which I only really celebrate as a way to taunt my British boyfriend) and the anniversary of the day I moved to Japan..."

Sun, Sand, and Shirahama Beach

June 2020

"It was hot. So hot. Oh so hot..."

From Streetwear to High Fashion: Japanese Fashion Designers

May 2020

"When people come to Japan they’re often blown away by the many unique aspects of Japanese culture. However, for us, there was one element that stood out above the rest—Japanese fashion. Fashion plays a crucial role in Japanese society, providing a platform for self expression, and the fashions one encounters throughout the nation are as varied and different as the cities themselves; Tokyo, Osaka, Nagoya, Kyoto— within each exists a mixture of European, Asian, futuristic, and traditional styles. Japanese designers have become renowned for blurring the boundaries between these styles, below we take a look at some of our favorites..."

Five Ukiyo-e Favorites

March 2020

"An exhibition featuring the five great ukiyo-e masters is on its way to Nagoya. I was lucky enough to have seen it in Tokyo when I visited the Edo-Tokyo Museum in December, and I found it incredibly inspiring..."

Gujo Hachiman

December 2019

"On a sunny and hot August day, we left the sweltering urban landscape of Nagoya behind in search of something more rural, raw, and beautiful..."


March 2018

"I had the pleasure of attending AJnC Dance-Theater’s Young Manic / I Wanted To Be On Broadway in February. Directed by Amy J. Lambert, Young Manic is the company’s second evening-length production and explored how we reconcile our childhood dreams and expectations with the reality, and oftentimes the monotony, of modern adult life. As the performers coped with their own personal and community disappointments, they ultimately realize that the show must go on..."


March 2018

"The MoPOP has announced the return of its acclaimed exhibition, Nirvana: Taking Punk to the Masses following a nine-month tour in Brazil. The exhibition will re-open on March 16th to match up with the 30th anniversary of the band’s first performance as Nirvana. The updated exhibit will feature new rare Nirvana objects that haven’t been apart of the gallery before..."


February 2018

"The Henry Art Gallery‘s annual Monsen Photography Lecture series brings key makers and thinkers in photogenic practice to build public appreciation and knowledge of photographic art. This year, the Henry welcomes An-My Lȇ as speaker..."


January 2018

"Calling all art history lovers! The winter quarter of Gage Academy of Art’s ongoing art lecture series is ending soon, but spring is coming. This series takes an intimate look inside the artists and movements that helped shape art from the Renaissance through the 20th century..."

The Resume Is Failing Students

November 2017

"In an episode from the first season of Friends, the gang forms an enveloping stuffing assembly line to help Rachel mail out her resume to potential employers. Unfortunately for Rachel, there’s a typo found in her resume and all the hard work she and everyone else put in had become obsolete..."

Journey Of A Recent Grad

October 2017

"In college, I thought I had it all figured out. I was going to go on and get my Master’s in History, then my PhD, and achieve my dream of becoming a historian! I wanted to work as a historical consultant on film and tv shows and have my academic work published and reviewed by my fellow historians.
However, my life hasn’t turned out that way. And, while I still do consider myself a historian, my career path and ambitions have completely changed..."

Sunnies x Cyclicity

September 2017

"I love sunglasses; they create a unique barrier from the sun and have the power to transform someone. They provide me with a way to pull together an outfit, a way to hide from the public, and a way of protecting my eyes from the sun. The only thing I don’t like about sunglasses is how I have to put my contacts in, in order to put my sunglasses on – it’s a hassle, trust me. But it’s always worth it..."

Jumpsuits & Rompers x Cyclicity

July 2017

"Jumpsuits and rompers (or “playsuits” as the British call them) are a trend that I love to “romp” around in! (Puns for life) Although very similar in style, each has its own individual history – I’ve just decided to cover them together this week because they’ve become so synonymous with each other in contemporary times..."

The Spirit of Aloha x Cyclicity

June 2017

"As many of you know, my family is very Hawaiian. My parents grew up there and Hawaiian blood runs through the veins of my dad’s side of the family (where did you think my lips came from?) – so it should come as no surprise that Aloha shirts have been an integral part of our lives since Day 1..."

Pretty in Pink x Cyclicity

June 2017

"Pink is one of my absolute favorite colors; it creates a bright and engaging aesthetic that immediately brings me joy. Thus, I think it should come as no surprise, that the rose gold hue of “millennial pink” has become one of my favorite fashion trends..."

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