How they build the Asano Taiko?

They are called Taiko which means big drum in Japanese. The time and effort that goes into them is unreal and can take around 5 years. One that they are working on was carved from a tree that was over 700 years old and the completed drum will weigh around 2000 lbs. Pretty awesome!!! How they build their Taikos. It's...

Chinese Lunar New Year: The most important of the traditional Chinese holidays

Chinese New Year, the Spring Festival or Lunar New Year is the most important of the traditional Chinese holidays. It consists of a period of celebrations, starting on New Year’s Day, celebrated on the fi rst day of the first month of the Chinese calendar. This year, the year of the Rooster, Chinese Lunar New Year falls on January 28th,...

Manish’s Zodiac Signs Predictions – Jan 2017

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Aries (21 March – 19 April) - This  is a month of intuitions.  Artistic projects will bring spirituality and energy. Do enjoy the increased energy and find your spiritual side. Business is great, but you need to expect good work and proper conduct from every one of your employees. Communicate and let them know your expectations. If employed,  your employer...

Fifth Annual Central Florida Dragon Parade and Lunar New Year Festival

The Fifth Annual Central Florida Dragon Parade and Lunar New Year Festival has returned to ring in the Year of the Monkey, bringing unity and solidarity among the Asian American community as well as greater Orlando community. The festival took place at the Orlando Fashion Square Mall, where it moved from behind the streets of Mills and Colonial two...

Pongal is all about Thanksgiving to Nature

Pongal is regarded as a harvest festival of South India. It is one of the most important and popular Hindu festivals. The four-day long harvest festival of Tamil Nadu, Pongal is all about thanksgiving to nature and takes its name from the Tamil word meaning "to boil" and is held in the month of Thai. 'Pongal' literally means overflowing...

Join the University Florida for “Celebrate Japan” Weekend March 18 to 20

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (March 16, 2016) – Guests of all ages are invited to the University of Florida for “Celebrate Japan,” a three-day festival featuring a screening of “Always Sunset on 3rd Street,” traditional Japanese music and dance performances, Taiko drumming, a speech and skit contest and more. Hosted in part by the UF Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures,...

Atlanta JapanFest 2014

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Atlanta JapanFest 2014 was held at Gwinnett Center in Duluth GA on September 20 and Sep 21. This two-day festival drew over 18,500 attendees, one of the largest attendance figures in the festival’s 28 year history. Atlanta JapanFest has become the largest Japanese festival in the Southeast, and one of the largest in the United States. Photos: Kikuko Moribe & Candy Miyuki JapanFest featured the famous Candy artist Candy...

Bharatanatyam: Classical Dance Styles of India!

Sweta and Divya Srinivasan - Twin daughters of Kannan Srinivasan and Dr. Anita Ekambaram had their arangetram (Indian Classical Dance Debut) with live Orchestra from India on Aug 14th, 2016 at Lyman High School Auditorium.  Bharatanatyam is an ancient classical dance that originated in Southern India, over two thousand years ago and is a dance that combines aesthetics and...

8 ELEPHANTS & A DREAMING DRAGON

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8 elephants wished to wake up the dreaming dragon. The 1st elephant said: “let’s do the elephant’s dance and shake her up gently.” So they did until the 8th elephant said: “Stop! It will take a year doing so.” The 2nd elephant said: “let’s also play Jazz music.” So they did until the 8th elephant said: “Stop! It will take 2 years doing...

1st Annual Hillsborough Diversity Festival

In celebration of America's diversity, the first annual Hillsborough County Diversity Festival was held at the Joe Chillura Courthouse Square, April 16, 2016. The turn out was extremely successful with at least 400 people in attendance. The atmosphere was at a constant high, full of fun and laughter. The event opened at 11 o'clock with a speech from the...
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