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The Japanese Sword Museum 刀剣博物館

The Japanese Sword (Token) Museum specializes in Japanese swords. Since the introduction of sword-making techniques from the Asian Continent, Japanese swords have been improved throughout Japans long history of warfare. They were not only traditional weapons but also sometimes regarded as an object of faith or a symbol of power. The Japanese Sword Museum collects and preserves 152 items, including swords such as the ones designated as National Treasures...

Austin Dance India Celebrates 25 Years of Bharata Natyam Dance in Central Texas

Bharata Natyam Dance
Austin, Texas (February, 2016)— Austin Dance India, Austin’s preeminent performance company and school for Bharata Natyam dance, is celebrating its 25th year in 2016 with a dynamic calendar of live performances and student showcases. Under the creative direction of Anuradha Naimpally, Austin Dance India will present a season of spectacular dance events including a 10 x 10 student showcase,...

Nike Sportswear Celebrates Chinese New Year

Nike CNY
Nike is starting the celebration with a new NIKEiD option for the Air Force 1 Low. In what has become an annual tradition, Nike draws inspiration from the Chinese zodiac for the design.  Symbolizing the Year of the Rooster, the NIKEiD Air Force 1 Low "Chinese New Year" features a Chinese stylized graphic upper incorporating a rooster. The sneakers use a combination...

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...

USF Mid-Autumn Moon Festival 2016

With a full moon rising Thursday night, Fall came early for everyone celebrating the Chinese Mid-Autumn Moon Festival at the University of South Florida in Tampa on Thursday night.  The Suncoast Association of Chinese Americans, Chinese American Association of Tampa Bay, the Confucius Institute at USF and the university community sponsored the festival with free moon cakes, a holiday-lighted dragon-lion and...

The first ever Hello Kitty Convention in the world

On November 2nd, Sanrio celebrated their famous character’s 40th anniversary by hosting the very first Hello Kitty convention in Los Angeles, California. This sold out event featured themed art exhibits, food, workshops, and exclusive products. Yuko Yamaguchi, the main designer of Hello Kitty even made an appearance to give hundreds of lucky ticket holders a personalized autograph! Hello Kitty...

Peking Opera Classic Excerpts in Miami

Peking Opera
Peking Opera, as China's national essence, has been listed as one of the intangible cultural heritage by the United Nations and is now a very popular Chinese national art which is full of Chinese characteristics and loved by the audience at home and abroad. On the stage of Peking Opera, a horsewhip represents riding, a quant represents rowing, a table can not only be a table...

Manish’s Zodiac Signs Predictions – Dec 2015

ZODIAC SIGNS PREDICTIONS 1215
Aries (21 March – 19 April) - The next four weeks will bring a time for you to make more money and to find new ways to build financial security. You may receive a job offer or opportunity. It is time for you to plan for your financial future and budget and save for the future. You could collaborate with someone to further your...

Manish’s Zodiac Signs Predictions – April 2016

Horoscopes
Aries (21 March – 19 April) - There would be an opportunity for some financial rebuilding. This is also a huge month for spreading your wings and experiencing life to the full, whether through travel, study or simply moving out of your comfort zone. This is something that might be forced on you at times, especially if you try and...

Adorable Minions Mooncakes to buy this Mid Autumn Festival 2016!

With the Mid-Autumn Festival coming up on September 15, it's time to get ready to stuff our faces with mooncakes. From traditional, sweet lotus-seed-paste pastries to fusion varieties with funky fillings, here's one of this year's best choices. Hong Kong company - Brands United Limited launch the Minions Mooncake from August to Septermeber in Hong Kong and Macao stores. The "Minions"...
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