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Goldfish Go Home

Strangers in Strange Lands at Cinequest 2013

Celeste Heiter - cheiter [29,219]

Now in its 23rd year, the Cinequest Film Festival, held annually in San Jose, Calif., once again presents an eclectic array of independent films from all over the world.

Destinations: India | Japan | Vietnam
Topics: Culture | People | Performing Arts | 20th Century History | For Kids | War & Conflict
Festival of Ages, Kyoto, Japan 2010

Kyoto's Festival of Ages

Cynthia Staples - cstaples [45]

Jidai Matsuri, also known as the Festival of Ages, in Kyoto, Japan...

Destinations: Japan
Topics: Travel | People | Photography | Festivals | Fashion | Performing Arts | Traditions | For Kids | Ancient History
Bardsongs

Lost and Found at Cinequest 21

Celeste Heiter - cheiter [29,219]

This year, eight films were available on DVD for pre-screening and review: Bardsongs, Snow, Bi Don't Be Afraid, Living in Seduced Circumstances, Madly in Love, Troublemaker, Raavanan, and Night Fishing with Cormorants.

Destinations: India | Sri Lanka | Japan | Vietnam
Topics: Culture | People | Festivals | Performing Arts
Cherry Blossoms

Film Review: Cherry Blossoms

Celeste Heiter - cheiter [29,219]

Family issues and secrets are revealed when a terminally ill man and his wife travel to Berlin to visit their children, and an unexpected tragedy shifts the venue to Japan.

Destinations: Japan
Topics: Culture | People | Performing Arts
Nobody Knows

Film Review: Nobody Knows

Celeste Heiter - cheiter [29,219]

Mothers guard your hearts for this unthinkably tragic tale of four abandoned children left to fend for themselves in a suburban Tokyo apartment.

Destinations: Japan
Topics: People | Performing Arts
The Hidden Blade

Film Review: The Hidden Blade

Celeste Heiter - cheiter [29,219]

Based upon the novel by Shûhei Fujisawa, The Hidden Blade is the second in a trilogy of samurai films directed by Yoji Yamada, which also includes Love and Honor and The Twilight Samurai.

Destinations: Japan
Topics: Martial Arts | People | Performing Arts | War & Conflict | Ancient History
The huge monument of Tengu outside Kurama Station

Possessed by the Ancient Spirit of Kyoto

victor wong - mucuna [3,265]

Spend an alternative day dressed in Kimono, encounter Tengu in Mount Kurama and seek revenge or pray for love at Kibune Shrine. When the day comes to the end, ask for fortune from the fox at Fushimi Inari Shrine.

Destinations: Japan
Topics: Travel | Adventure | Literature | Women & Travel | Animals | Art | Traditions | Ecotourism | Martial Arts | Culture | Food | People | Religion | Fashion | Agriculture | Performing Arts | Nature | Ancient History | Architecture
Court Dance, inside Spring Room of Tales of Genji Museum

Experience a Thousand Year of History at Uji

victor wong - mucuna [3,265]

Reserve a whole day for a relaxed strode through the historical sites of Uji, the countryside of Kyoto, Japan. Immense yourself in the romance and drama of the Tales of Genji and be transported back to the aristocratic life of the Heian period.

Destinations: Japan
Topics: Travel | Literature | Women & Travel | Art | Traditions | Culture | Food | People | Religion | Performing Arts | Fashion | Ancient History | Architecture
Torokko Train at Sagano Arashiyama area

River Gorge and good food at Sagano Arashiyama in Kyoto

victor wong - mucuna [3,265]

Spend a whole day, unhurried, experience the country charm of Sagano Arashiyama. Take in the sights, enjoy good temple food and watch yuzen masters at work.

Destinations: Japan
Topics: Travel | Adventure | Literature | Women & Travel | Art | Traditions | Culture | Food | People | Religion | Performing Arts | Fashion | Nature | Shopping | Ancient History
Snow Falling on Cedars

Film Review: Snow Falling on Cedars

Celeste Heiter - cheiter [29,219]

A land dispute fueled by racial prejudice lies at the heart of this post-World War II drama. When the body of Carl Heine turns up tangled in his own fishing net in Washington's Puget Sound, suspicion...

Destinations: Japan
Topics: People | Performing Arts | 20th Century History | War & Conflict
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