Sunday, November 27, 2022
Sampaguita Ball 2022

FILIPINO SAMPAGUITA BALL 2022 in Tampa

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Saturday, September 24th, 2022 – The Sampaguita Ball 2022 of the Philippine Cultural Foundation, Inc. (PCFI), now in its 28th year, was a tremendous success, with four hundred and seventy attendees this year. The...
Japanese raccoon dog

What is the Myths and Folklore of Tanuki?

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The Japanese raccoon dog or tanuki has long been part of the Japanese cultural landscape. Omnivorous, the tanuki might be seen in real life searching for food in the wild or sometimes in urban...
Mooncakes

Mid-Autumn Festival and Luxurious Mooncake

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Every year in Asia, during the Mid-Autumn Festival - also known as the Moon Festival. Mid-Autumn Festival falls on the 15th day of the eighth lunar month and was celebrated this year on September 10th. The Mid-Autumn holiday is a harvest festival and a time of family...
Mid-Autumn Lanterns

The Moon Represents My Heart — Mid-Autumn Festival

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In Chinese: “中秋節” pronounced as Zhong Qiu JieIn Japanese: 月見(つきみ)?In Korean: 추석 (Chu sok)In Vietnamese: Tết Trung Thu Moon Festival is a traditional festival celebrated in many Far East and Southeast Asian American communities. WHEN IS MID-AUTUMN FESTIVAL This tradition is...
16TH ANNUAL BONFEST PENSACOLA

16TH ANNUAL BONFEST PENSACOLA TO HIGHLIGHT JAPANESE CULTURE WITH FUN ACTIVITIES FOR ALL AGES

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The 16th Annual BonFest Pensacola is set to take place on Saturday, September 3 from (doors open) 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Bayview Senior Center, located at 2000 E. Lloyd St. The festival’s...
Barrio Fiesta and Santacruzan

BARRIO FIESTA and SANTACRUZAN in Tampa

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THE PILIPINO AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF TAMPA (PAAT) HAS DONE IT AGAIN After a two-year pandemic hiatus, the Pilipino American Association of Tampa Bay, Inc. (PAAT) and the Philippine Cultural Foundation, Inc. finally resumes the annual “Barrio Fiesta and...
Daruma doll

What are Japanese Daruma Dolls?

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Daruma Dolls (達磨, daruma) are traditional Japanese figurines made in the image of Bodhidharma, a 7th century Buddhist monk from India who is said to be the progenitor of Zen Buddhism. These dolls are...
CNA Photo Aug. 15, 2022

Traditional Indonesian culture celebrated at museum in Taipei

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Taipei, Aug. 15 (CNA) A national museum in Taipei took visitors into a world of diverse and traditional Indonesian beauty as it co-organized an annual event to celebrate the archipelagic country's rich cultural heritage. The...
Kyudo

Traditional Japanese Archery: Kyudo

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"Kyudo" in Japanese, means "the way of the bow". This traditional Japanese form of archery is both a contemporary sport as well as a tradition tied to schools of etiquette, horsemanship as well as...
Kamon Symbols of Japan

Culture of Japan: “Kamon” Family Crests

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“Kamon” are the traditional Japanese coat of arms or family crests. Kamon are said to have been in use since at least the Heian Period (8th to 12th century AD). While at first these...
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