Monday, August 8, 2022
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...
Japanese fan

Sensu – the Traditional Japanese Fan

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While in Florida one might seek relief from the summer heat by running into an air conditioned building, in Japan, fans "sensu" still keep much the same importance and function as in previous times....
OCAC AAPI Month 2022

10th Annual Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month Celebration

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On May 8th, the Orange County Government’s Asian Committee to celebrate the 10th Annual Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month (AAPI). This year’s theme is Advancing Leaders Through Collaboration. Festivities was held at...
Members of the Philippine Performing Arts Company performing Philippine folk dances was once again one of the highlights of PhilFest 2022.

PHILFEST Now On It’s 26th Year

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Now in its 26th year and despite of the pandemic scare, PHILFEST 2022 took paced as planned last Aprils 1st, 2nd, and 3rd at the Philippine Enrichment Complex located at 14301 Nine Eagles Road...

The Society for Friendship with Dragon Boat

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The Chinese American Association of Central Florida (CAACF) was founded in 1969 with the mission of promoting and preserving Chinese culture in Central Florida, in 1980 CAACF established a Chinese language school and also...
FSA @ UCF Sayaw Show

FSA’s 17th Annual Sayaw Show

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The Filipino Student Association held their annual cultural event called “Sayaw” located at UCF’s Pegasus Ballroom on March 20th. Sayaw showcased the various traditional dances within Filipino culture and a Filipino modern dance group...
Mei's Supermarket Lunar New Year Celebration

Mei’s Supermarket Lunar New Year Celebration

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Having moved to live near Orlando, Florida since 2009, I have been to a few of CNY celebration shows. However, I find this year’s CNY celebration presented by Mei’s Supermarket on East Colonial Drive...
nabe

Enjoy the Warmth of Nabemono Hotpot in Winter

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Apart from clothes and the ubiquitous “kotatsu”, hot-pot or “nabe” is a common way to stave off the cold of the Japanese winter months. A “nabe” could mean a pot (often earthenware) or meal...
Maneki-neko

What’s The Story Behind Japan’s Lucky Cats and Inari fox?

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Animals often appear in Japanese cultural motifs and traditions. The Inari fox and Maneki-neko (beckoning cat) are two animal symbols known to natives and visitors alike. The Inari fox is usually seen near shrines...
Lunar New Year

Where To Celebrate the Lunar New Year 2022?

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In accordance with the Lunar Calendar, the Year of the Tiger begins on February 1, 2022 and ends on January 21, 2023. You can enrich your festival experience with the Central Florida Lunar New Year...
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