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Chinese New Year Flower Market Fair

On January 25, the annual Chinese New Year Festival and Parade kicked off with the two-day Chinese New Year Flower Market Fair. A San Francisco Chinatown tradition, the Flower Market Fair offered residents and visitors alike a chance to prepare for the lunar New Year. With over 50 exhibitors, the fair welcomed its 400,000 visitors with an array of orchids, bamboo, tangerine and other flower bushes, as...

Uproar of Taiko Drumming in San Francisco

Fushu Daiko & Matsuriza from FL
San Francisco Taiko Dojo celebrated their 45th anniversary in 2013. Taiko is a traditional Japanese Drumming which has widely spread amongst United States in the past few decades. Grand Master Seiichi Tanaka, who established San Francisco Taiko Dojo, was the first to bring this cultural art performance to America. Ever since, the number of students exceeded 15,000, and he has been recognized by many countries. Last year, he...

Mukushin-ryu Kacchu Kumitachi Seminar

Mukushin-ryu Kacchu Kumitachi Seminar
On Nov. 2 the Rising Sun Dojo held their annual Mukushin-ryu Bujutsu Seminar at the Shindai Dojo in Orlando. This year the seminar was kacchu kumitachi – sword combat while in full armor. Teaching the seminar was Ohashi Kenshin, sensei – 15th generation souke (headmaster) of Mukushin-ryu Bujutsu, and the head of Wasaka Ichiryo Gashuka no Kai-a group dedicated to the restoration and preservation of authentic samurai armor (yoroi). Ohashi sensei, along...

Orlando Japan Festival 2013 brings love and joy

Orlando Japan Festival 2013
Orlando Japan Festival, organized by the Japan Association of Orlando (JAO) is one of the largest festivals featuring Japan in Florida. More than 3,000 participants experienced Japanese culture, performing arts, music and cuisines at The Village at Hunter’s Creek on November 3rd. Festival was kicked off at noon by Consul General Shinji Nagashima from Consul-General of Japan in Miami. It is followed by well anticipated “One Hundred Taiko Drummers”...

日の出文化クラブ: Hinode Bunka Club – New Japanese Cultural and Language Group lesson at Rising Sun Dojo in Kissimmee

Rising Sun Martial Art Dojo has been offering authentic Japanese Karate and Iai (swordsmanship) lessons in Kissimmee, Florida the last 6 years. The mission of the dojo is to teach students not only skills, but also attitude and philosophy behind martial art. Mrs. Rie Campbell is the wife of Mr. Pete Campbell, owner and instructor of Rising Sun Martial Art Dojo. She has been sharing her passion...

Korean Culture Summer Camp & Korean Food Festival keeps Korean culture alive

Korean Culture Summer Camp & Korean Food Festival
Korean American Association of Central Florida hosted the 2nd annual Korean Culture Camp at the Orlando Korean Presbyterian Church from July 15th to July 19th followed by the Korean Food Festival on July 19th at the Eastmonte Civic Center. The purpose of the camp is to provide Korean cultural education to the Korean Americans at the Greater Orlando area. (Several) overseas teachers from Korea spent a week...

A painting by contemporary Chinese artist Qi Baishi gets 80 mln dollars in auction

Qi Baishi
A painting by contemporary Qi Baishi Pine Intergraph masterpiece “Pine Tree and Eagle” is starting from a base price US$ 28 million, is fierce competition for collectors, and ultimately to US$ 70 million final, plus 15% commission, the total reached US$ 80.5 million, a record one piece Chinese painting and calligraphy auction this year, the highest on record. Qi Baishi was an influential Chinese painter. Qi was born in...

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...

Asia Trend Magazine Asian Cultural EXPO rocks at Downtown Disney

Eleven performing groups representing China, Japan, Korea, Philippines, Taiwan and Vietnam, three audience participating workshops and eight exhibitors made up a 4-hour Asian Cultural EXPO on October 20th at Orlando Downtown Disney. This expo is the vision of GWN Dragon Boat, Orlando Health Foundation, the title sponsor Walgreens and Asia Trend Inc. of bringing the community together to celebrate...

Christmas in Japan

Christmas in Japan
Do you wonder what Christmas is like in Japan? December 25th is not a national holiday in Japan. Unless it is on the weekend, people work and go to school on that day. Christmas is mostly a commercial event there. The big corporations do the main decorating and illuminating of their buildings and the trees. The first recorded Christmas in Japan...
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