Harry Potter Themed Cafe in Busan

PO TID
South Korea PO TID is the latest cafe to jump on the bandwagon. The storefront looks right out of The Sorcerer’s Stone when Harry Potter first visited Ollivander’s Wand Shop in Diagon Alley. Step into the PO TID's threshold and you’ll see the...

Unforgettable journey, bucket list checked

This is the start of the Dragon Boat Race in Taiwan. Do you know Dragon Boat Festival is one of the three major holidays in Taiwan? Tampa Bay, Suncoast Association of Chinese Americans participated in the Dragon Boat Festival in Bitan, Taiwan (New Taipei City, Taiwan. 3rd Annual Dragon Boat Festival) this summer. It has been an honor to be on a traditional boat (that...

Marvelous Pink World: Shibazakura Park

Shibazakura
Japan is filled with many flower seasons throughout spring and summer. The shibazakura blossom (Pink Moss Phloxes) comes shortly after the cherry blossom sakura season and is usually in full bloom from end-May to mid-June. There are some places which are only famous for this beautiful flower are Takinoue Shibazakura Park, Kamiyubetsu Tulip Park, and Higashimokoto Shibazakura Park are the most valued flower...

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...

Buy Your Luck?! New Year’s specialty Fukubukuro – Lucky Bags!

Fukubukuro Lucky Bag
One of the special and fun New Year’s activities in Japan is the bargain sale called Hatsuuri or the first sale. The highlight of Hatsuuri is the sale of “Fukubukuro” or lucky bags, which is a very popular custom in Japan. The idea behind Fukubukuro originates from a bag that God carries which is filled with luck. Fukubukuros are...

Realistic Animal Lollipops Created By ‘Amezaiku’ Artist Shinri Tezuka 浅草・飴細工アメシン

Ameshin candy shop in Tokyo that offers traditional Japanese amezaiku, a form of artisanal candy making that dates back to the 8th century when the edible objects were offered at temples or given as gifts. The lollipops and other confectionary animals and fish are made by the shop’s owner, Shinri Tezuka, 26, is one of the few artists keeping...

10,000 Buddhas Monastery, Hong Kong

The Monastery of Ten Thousand Buddhas in Shatin
The Monastery of Ten Thousand Buddhas in Sha Tin, Hong Kong. Are there really 10,000 Buddhas at this Monastery? Surely such a thing isn’t possible?” Well, I discovered it is possible. Here’s a little history lesson about the Monastery: Built in 1957 by Reverend Yuet Kai and his disciples, the Monastery of Ten Thousand Buddhas took eight years to complete. It took...

Christmas in Japan

Christmas in Japan
Do you wonder what Christmas is like in Japan? December 25th is not a national holiday in Japan. Unless it is on the weekend, people work and go to school on that day. Christmas is mostly a commercial event there. The big corporations do the main decorating and illuminating of their buildings and the trees. The first recorded Christmas in Japan...

Rima Zeidan and the Fung Brothers Show You Gastronomic Hong Kong

Taiwanese model and TV presenter Rima Zeidan explores the foodie side of Hong Kong with the Fung Bros.  Egg waffles worth serenading, Xiaolongbao, amazing pudding in an electronics markets, wallet-friendly Michelin-starred fare and more.... Watch the video and turn on the subtitles.  

Anime Girls: Idolm@ster Cinderella Girls invasions in Shinjuku station

In recent years, a lot of games be in the Shinjuku station to do publicity. This time on the phone game "THE IDOLM@STER CINDERELLA GIRLS Starlight stage (アイドルマスター シンデレラガールズ)", a large number of idol invasion! From September 12 through 18, Shinjuku station is decorated in THE IDOLM@STER CINDERELLA GIRLS Starlight stage for the game's first anniversary. One of the main attractions...
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