YESS Center Continues to Strive for Excellence

I still remember the moment two years ago when I found out that a spot was available for us to open a cultural center in Orlando.  For me, it was a dream come true.  However, I didn’t realize that others had this vision as well.  As time progressed, I have been amazed at the number of people who had...

Asian American Heritage Week 2016

Asian American Heritage Week 2016 @ UCF
For the past several weeks, the Asian American student groups have been developing a plan for UCF's first Asian American Heritage Week.   The effort is led by the Asian Pacific American Coalition with Filipino Student Association, Vietnamese American Student Association, Pi Delta Psi Fraternity, Delta Phi Lambda Sorority, Chinese American Student Association, Korean Student Association, as well as...

Millennia of Chinese Legends Come Alive Through Exquisite Dance and Music

Shen Yun
World’s Premier Classical Chinese Dance Company Returns to Dr. Phillips Center ORLANDO – A daughter disguises herself as a son and takes her father’s place at war. A magical monkey, an ogre, and a humanoid pig protect a Buddhist monk as he journeys to the western heavens on a quest for true teachings. A folk hero gets drunk, but then saves a...

The first ever Hello Kitty Convention in the world

On November 2nd, Sanrio celebrated their famous character’s 40th anniversary by hosting the very first Hello Kitty convention in Los Angeles, California. This sold out event featured themed art exhibits, food, workshops, and exclusive products. Yuko Yamaguchi, the main designer of Hello Kitty even made an appearance to give hundreds of lucky ticket holders a personalized autograph! Hello Kitty...

Sumo~Japan’s national sport (martial arts)~ Vol.1 相撲-日本の国技

Sumo
Sumo is one of the Shinto ritual and Sumo wrestling tournaments are held in the precincts of shrines on their festival day among the local residents in various districts in Japan. Sumo has been performed even for fortune-telling, praying for a good harvest. It is regarded as a performance which healthy strong men play fair and strive (do their...

Taiko master Mr. Ishikura receives the Japanese Foreign Minister’s Commendations 2015

Taiko master Mr. Ishikura receives the Japanese Foreign Minister's Commendations 2015
Takemasa Ishikura is one of the 116 individuals to receive the Foreign Minister's Commendations for the fiscal year of 2015 from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan. Among the 116 individuals, 22 are from Japan and 94 are from overseas. The Foreign Minister's Commendations are awarded to individuals and groups with outstanding achievements in international fields, to acknowledge...

Toronto’s Japanese Canadian Culture Centre

Toronto’s Japanese Canadian Culture Centre
Toronto is well known as one of the most culturally diverse and exciting cities to visit, and live, in North America. With almost three million people living in Toronto, it is a major metropolitan area. Even though the Japanese community represents less than 1% of the population, it is nonetheless a very vibrant and important part of the...

AsiaFest Tampa Bay 2014

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...

2016 Central Florida Duanwu Festival

The Chinese American Association of Central Florida (CAACF) has fulfilled its mission over the years by hosting Duanwu Dragon Boat festival during the 5th day of the 5th month of the traditional Chinese calendar, featuring workshop attendants a taste of both dragon boat racing and delicious bamboo leaf wrapped sticky rice dumplings called zongzi 粽子. Attendees also learned about...

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...
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