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Japanese Kabuki Spectacle Premieres at Fountains of Bellagio, Las Vegas

The Kabuki Spectacle performance of Koi-Tsukami Renowned Japanese Kabuki actors Somegoro Ichikawa and Yonekichi Nakamura will clash with the giant carp from an impressive 165-foot stage constructed inside Lake Bellagio during the 30-minute production Vivid visual imagery set on water using 15 Panasonic PT-DZ21K projectors, reaching nearly 60 feet in height and 984 feet in length. Panasonic presents with Shochiku, renowned global Kabuki...

The Butterfly Woman

I first came across Masami Koshikawa’s artworks when she was showcasing her final thesis at the UCF Art Gallery as an M.F.A (Master of Fine Art) candidate back in March. It was the opening reception, and the excited crowd piled into the gallery just as the doors opened at 6 p.m. I wandered about the gallery for a while,...

Orlando Taiko Dojo recital

Orlando Taiko Dojo
It all started two years ago, when someone said, “Let’s have Orlando Taiko Dojo recital.” Orlando Taiko Dojo is a nonprofit organization and has been performing traditional Japanese Taiko drumming at various local events but never really held a recital before. Our first recital was small scale, more like a “picnic party.” We used the parking space behind our...

Taiwanese Dance by National Dong Hwa University

dance troupe of the College of Indigenous Studies at National Dong Hwa University
May is Asian Heritage Month and in support of it the dance troupe of the College of Indigenous Studies at National Dong Hwa University is touring the United States. This is the tenth year anniversary of the group and it is the first time they have come to the United States. The dancers are all from tribal communities from across Taiwan and represent to the diversity...

The Mills 50 Dumpster Art Project Phase II

The Mills 50 Dumpster Art Project Phase II is underway. Thirty submissions were received from numerous local artists and eight were selected for this phase of the project. The dumpsters will be transformed into pieces of public art. Once finished, the dumpsters will be located at Say It Loud, Track Shack Events, Jazzercise Orlando Mills 50 Fitness Center, Pig...

“Hina-matsuri” —Doll Festival (Girls’ Day)

Girls’ Day = Doll Festival is called Hina-matsuri which is celebrated on March 3rd. In old times, people displayed peach blossoms to purify the environment (to get rid of evil spirits) in the peach blossom season. Another custom was that girls floated straw dolls or paper dolls down a river or streams to the sea to purify themselves. Those dolls...

When tradition meets modernity

Candy Miyuki at UCF
While some aspects of Japanese food culture, like sushi, and ramen have become more main stream around the world, there are still many traditions and cultural aspects which remain relatively unknown to the general public. For this reason, the Consulate General of Japan in Miami, in collaboration with Ms. Candy Miyuki, organized a Japanese Candy Art and Character Bento demonstration...

My Life in China

Independent film director, Kenneth Eng, recently graced our Central Florida for the East Coast Premiere of his documentary film, “My Life in China,” at the 2015 Florida Film Festival. During the festival, we received an opportunity for a behind-the-scenes meet and greet with him at the Asia Trend / YESS Center on April 14, 2015. Eng was officially selected for...

Central Florida Dragon Parade welcomes the year of goat

Miss Vietnam Florida Pageant
Watch the Dragon Parade Lunar New Year Festival videos at Youtube.com/AsiaTrend On February 22, 2015, Orlando’s Fashion Square Mall hosted the 4th-Annual Central Florida Dragon Parade and Lunar New Year Festival, welcoming in the year of the goat. The festivities started off outside, with the Dragon parade followed by 5 hours of festivities and entertainment inside. The turnout was phenomenal, and a great time was had by...

Dreams will come true if you believe

Central Florida Dragon Parade Lunar New Year Festival 2015
I admit that the Central Florida Dragon Parade and Lunar New Year Festival is the biggest thing I have ever done so far in my life. This crazy idea came into life four years ago when the Executive Director of Mills 50 Joanne Grant reached out to me through Ricky Ly for ways to promote the Mills 50 District to...
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