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Omochitsuki! Mochi-Pounding Ceremony at

Omochitsuki
Celebrate the Japanese New Year with Kagami Kai, an acclaimed mochi group, as it presents the colorful and exciting New Year tradition of mochi pounding to make delectably sweet rice cakes, with lively music, energetic dance and traditional costumes. As part of the day, fold paper cranes and take an omikuji (paper fortune) from our fortune tree to take home for luck and prosperity...

Blessing for World Peace: A Universal Value of Compassion, Responsibility and Education

President Barack Obama meets with His Holiness the XIV Dalai Lama in the White House, July 16, 2011. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)
Lady Gaga, Miley Cyrus, the Washington Wizards NBA Team, and… His Holiness Tenzin Gyatso - the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet? What’s the commonality? All drew sold-out crowds at the Verizon Center, an arena that holds over 20,000 people in the heart of Chinatown in Washington DC. His Holiness the Dalai Lama, a title given to the religious leader of Tibetan Buddhists...

Shen Yun Performing Arts ‘Absolutely Beautiful’

Shen Yun
The Chinese people have long held that their magnificent culture was a gift from heaven. Art was primarily a means to explore the connection between humankind and the higher universe. Through the universal language of music and dance, Shen Yun weaves a wondrous tapestry of heavenly realms, ancient legends, and modern heroic tales, taking you on a journey through 5,000...

The Yellow Duck and the Crocodile

A yellow duck was on his way to meet with the Emperor in Peking and deliver him an important message. Right as he’s about to jump into the Yellow river to swim across and meet the Emperor’s people await him on the other side of the river band, a crocodile that was resting on the edge nearby called out to...

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Suncoast Association of Chinese Americans (SACA) Dragon Dance
The Tampa Bay area celebrated the 31st anniversary celebration of Asian Pacific American Heritage month, which is May, with its annual Asia Festival and Dragon Boat Races on April 26h.  Fourteen Asian countries, the United States and Florida were represented at the community festival at Cotanchobee Park in the Channelside area of Tampa.  Visitors also came to watch the...

The Mills 50 Dumpster Art Project Phase II

The Mills 50 Dumpster Art Project Phase II is underway. Thirty submissions were received from numerous local artists and eight were selected for this phase of the project. The dumpsters will be transformed into pieces of public art. Once finished, the dumpsters will be located at Say It Loud, Track Shack Events, Jazzercise Orlando Mills 50 Fitness Center, Pig...

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...

ランドセル: Randoseru: Japan’s unique backpack

Randoseru: Japan’s unique backpack
Randoseru is a leather backpack for elementary school children. When children start elementary school, family members will buy randoseru as a gift. Each randoseru costs over several hundred dollars. It serves functional purpose of carrying textbooks and all learning gears to school, but getting a brand new randoseru is a rite of coming age and a proof of commitment...

The peaceful place in Hong Kong: Tsz Shan Monastery

Tsz Shan Monastery (Chinese: 慈山寺) is a large Buddhist temple located in Tung Tsz, Tai Po District, Hong Kong. As a Chinese Buddhist monastery established for the inheritance of the teaching of the Buddha, Tsz Shan Monastery is a sanctuary for the purpose of spiritual purification, and endeavours to open the door to compassion and wisdom for the public...

Art in a Time of Chaos Masterworks from Six Dynasties China, 3rd – 6th Centuries

China Institute Gallery Reopens in Lower Manhattan Presents Inaugural Exhibition Art in a Time of Chaos: Masterworks from Six Dynasties China, 3rd – 6th Centuries September 30, 2016 – March 19, 2017 New York City – Art in a Time of Chaos: Masterworks from Six Dynasties China, 3rd – 6th Centuries, the inaugural exhibition at China Institute Gallery’s new space at 100 Washington Street...
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