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Traveling Japan: Arashiyama’s Okochi-Sanso Villa

The Okochi-Sanso Villa in Arashiyama used to be the home of a famous actor named Denjiro Okochi. As I was researching the Arashiyama Bamboo Forest destination, I saw mention of this, read a little about it, saw some beautiful pictures … Continue reading

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True Activism Missing In Asian American Fashion Designers

Hyphen Magazine published an incredible piece by Catherine Traywick called “The Beautiful Generation: Asian Americans and the Cultural Economy of Fashion” (February 25, 2011) that analyzes Asian cultural influences in the global fashion industry by comparing it to the emergence … Continue reading

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For The Love of Tiger Art Show Opening

My favorite artist, Martin Hsu will be commemorating the 2010 Chinese New Year with a special art show, For the Love of the Tiger. According to the Chinese horoscopes (and as my mom like to remind me every time she … Continue reading

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Call for Artists: Asian Heritage Street Celebration

There’s a Call for Artists for the Asian Heritage Street Celebration Poster Contest in San Francisco. The Asian Heritage Street Celebration, Kearny Street Workshop, and NEW PEOPLE are hosting the annual poster competition for the 6th Annual Asian Heritage Street … Continue reading

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Call for Art Submissions for ImaginAsian: Identity and Experience in Contemporary Asian Pacific America

In celebration of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month 2010 and to generate funding for materials and sources for Asian American Studies collections at the Purdue University and Indiana University libraries, Kate Agathon is teaming up with the Asian American Network … Continue reading

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LA Art & Music Show for Urban Clothing Company “Teruo Artistry”

There’s a ton of stuff going on in L.A. all the time, but if you love music & art, check out this awesome event “BY ANY DREAMS NECESSARY” featuring work by artist and designer Timothy Teruo Watters, a hapa, who … Continue reading

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Dawen covers Jay Sean’s “Down”

The curse of a great song like Jay Sean’s “Down,” the kind which hits #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, is that it gets played it like a million times on the radio until you don’t want to hear … Continue reading

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Giveaway: Autographed Copy of Mike Shinoda’s Glorious Excess Art Book; final weekend of JANM exhibition in L.A.

UPDATE: Early bird gets the worm autographed Mike Shinoda “Glorious Excess” art book! The first commenter is the winner! Congratulations to itzk2di2dm (Kimle)! Thanks to everyone who entered, and also to all the 8Asians contributors for not quitting because of … Continue reading

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Mike Shinoda’s Glorious Excess (Dies) at the Japanese American National Museum

Mike Shinoda is widely known through his work with the band Linkin Park, although I’m more of a fan of his hip-hop/rap project Fort Minor and his album, The Rising Tied. He also has a degree in illustration, and is … Continue reading

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Looted Dragon May Be In Taiwan

I recently wrote about the French auction of Yves Saint Laurent’s artworks which included two Chinese bronze animal heads from a collection of twelve which were looted in the 19th century from the old Summer Palace in Beijing by French … Continue reading

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