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COVER | Shimura Tatsumi

Marumage (Hairstyle of married woman), 1953 (Japanese woodblock print courtesy of Zentner Collection). Shimura Tatsumi (1907-1980), birth name Shimura Sentaro, started his career at the age of 32 as an illustrator for magazines and novels. He became a popular artist known for his paintings of fashionable beauties with long eyelashes and vivid lips. In his his later years, he devoted himself exclusively to nihonga, traditional Japanese art that often depicts medieval life. Because Tatsumi was primarily a painter, his woodblock prints are held in high esteem among collectors. This print and many other works of Asian art and antiques are available for purchase at Zentner Collection, 5757 Horton St., Emeryville, open Wednesday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. or by appointment, 510-653-5181, Also find it on Instagram (#the_zentner_collection) and Facebook (#zentnercollection).

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May 2019 Issue:

FEATURE | Hyperbaric Healing
Alex Williams opens a new Berkeley health spa where oxygen facilitates recovery. By Ann Leslie Davis

| Mastering the SAT
Khan Academy partners with College Board to close the opportunity gap on standardized college test preparation. By Julia Kane

MUSIC |  Expanding the Horizons of Jazz Education
Susan Muscarella thought if she built the California Jazz Conservatory, they would come. They did, and they still do. By j. poet

RETAIL | Ladies Rule Online Fashion
Meet a few Bay Area fashionistas through Bay Belle, Frances Austen, and Bells & Becks.
By Annie Crawford

| Tacos Oscar
Embrace the broccoli taco at Tacos Oscar, where vegan and vegetarian tacos shine as bright as their meaty counterparts. By Katherine Hamilton

A stroke of luck leads a radiologist on an unconventional path to the stage. 
By Paul Kilduff


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