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UNITED ARTS CAMPAIGN SURPASSES $2.039 MILLION GOAL!

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ORLANDO – MAY 8, 2017 – United Arts of Central Florida today announced its 2017 collaborative Campaign for the Arts raised $2.088 million, exceeding its goal by almost $50,000. The intensive three-month fundraiser partners with the area’s cornerstone cultural groups. United Arts opened the campaign with Arts for ALL Day on February 4. The free-admission event, focused on attracting new...

The Nanking Revolution

This is an excerpt from Brandon Chin's novel, "The Nanking Revolution". It is an alternative history of The Nanking Massacre where the Chinese civilians, instead, rise up against the Imperial Japanese Army. You can download the novel in its entirety here: https://brandonchin.net/book/the-nanking-revolution Neda felt a thick knot settle in his chest sitting frozen over. The cramped train full of other young...

TOMB TREASURES: NEW DISCOVERIES FROM CHINA’S HAN DYNASTY

One of the most powerful civilizations of the ancient world, China’s Han dynasty achieved profound cultural and artistic influence, technological advancements and military might. Two thousand years later, discoveries of royal tombs allow us to glimpse these extraordinary accomplishments firsthand. Emulating their grand palaces, Han royals built lavishly furnished tombs so that, in the afterlife, no need would go unmet....

Ai Weiwei’s Circle of Animals/Zodiac Heads to be installed on grounds of The Ringling

Ai Weiwei, "Circle of Animals/Zodiac Heads: Bronze," 2010. Bronze. Dimensions variable, approximate sizes: Snake 118” high x 53” wide x 63” deep Ox 128” high x 62” wide x 63” deep Dragon 134” high x 66” wide x 77” deep Dog 119” high x 53” wide x 68” deep Monkey 119” high x 53” wide x 56” deep Ram 120” high x 60” wide x 62” deep Tiger 129” high x 53” wide x 62” deep Horse 119” high x 53” wide x 61” deep Rat 119” high x 53” wide x 63” deep Rabbit 129” high x 53” wide x 63” deep Pig 119” high x 53” wide x 67” deep Rooster 144” high x 53” wide x 55” deep Private Collection. Image courtesy of Ai Weiwei.
 Group of works is one of the most-viewed sculpture projects in history of contemporary art SARASOTA, Fla. – March 16, 2017 – Chinese artist Ai Weiwei continues to gain attention for the upcoming release of both his memoir and his latest documentary on the global refugee crisis, as well as his four simultaneous gallery shows upon his return to New...

The Secrets of Saké: Tradition, Intuition and an Artist’s Guiding Hand

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POV’s ‘The Birth of Saké’ Follows Meticulous Method of Bringing the Fabled Japanese Drink To Life; Film Premieres Monday, Sept. 5, 2016 on PBS A Co-presentation with the Center for Asian American Media (CAAM) “A richly immersive documentary . . . achieves a remarkable level of intimacy without ever sacrificing its reserve or restraint.” — Justin Chang, Variety There’s a lot more to saké—the legendary Japanese...

Beginner’s Guide to Japanese kitchen knives – the secret to washoku

You’ve heard it before. “Japanese knives are the best.” They’re sharp, artistic and get the job done (if you know what you are doing.) So, how is it that you don’t know much about these fantastic pieces of steel besides the above? Ah, that’s right – nobody has told you. While there are scattered pieces of information around the web and...

UNITED ARTS BRINGS THE COMMUNITY TOGETHER

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ARTS FOR ALL DAY on FEB. 4, 2017 ORLANDO, FL — Arts for ALL Day is a new, must-see event for all Central Floridians, with a focus of introducing new communities to local arts and cultural organizations throughout Central Florida. The event was created by United Arts of Central Florida and will be held on Saturday, February 4, 2017, from 10:00AM – 4:00PM...

INHERITANCE FROM MOTHER-Echoes of de Beauvoir-Camus-Woolf-in New Novel from Japanese Author Mizumura

***Winner of the Osaragi Jiro Award, commemorating the most accomplished book in prose, including both fiction and non-fiction*** Minae Mizumura, one of Japan’s most important writers today, is celebrated for her ability to draw from classics like Wuthering Heights and The Great Gatsby, to create something distinctly her own, and in her new novel INHERITANCE FROM MOTHER (Other Press Hardcover;...

How they build the Asano Taiko?

They are called Taiko which means big drum in Japanese. The time and effort that goes into them is unreal and can take around 5 years. One that they are working on was carved from a tree that was over 700 years old and the completed drum will weigh around 2000 lbs. Pretty awesome!!! How they build their Taikos. It's...

Sento 銭湯 Japanese communal Bath House Mural Artist

A historic Japanese communal Bath House (Sento) Kosugi-yu (小杉湯) which located in Suginami area updated the murals. They invited the Japanese network media to interview the process of painting murals. Usually about two years to redraw the mural once. The Sentō hired 81-year-old Mr. Kiyoh Maruyama (丸山清人). He has decades of experience, is the active three of the oldest one.
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