07
Jun
Samurai Sword Soul

Samurai Sword Soul

Samurai Sword Soul (SSS) is a theater company based in New York. Since the founding of the company by Yoshi Amao in 2003, its members have been seeking to embody the SPIRIT of SAMURAI and to stage the ULTIMATE SWORD FIGHTING PERFORMANCE. Their technique is based on a centuries-old traditional sword fighting style from Japan called Waki ryu. It also […]

07
Jun
Masayo Ishigure and MIYABI koto shamisen Ensemble

Masayo Ishigure & Miyabi Koto Shamisen Ensemble

Miyabi Koto Shamisen Ensemble is a New York based group founded and headed by Ms. Masayo Ishigure. Ms. Ishigure began playing the koto and shamisen at the age of five, and later developed her skills with Tadao and Kazue Sawai as a special research student. The ensemble consists of members of the Sawai Koto Academy […]

28
May
Made of buckwheat, Soba noodles contain a variety of B vitamins and loads of the antioxidant rutin. (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

Soba Up! Shuichi Kotani Master Soba Noodle Making

By Channaly Philipp, Epoch Times Staff Watching Shuichi Kotani in action is like observing an athlete in his prime. His movements are precise, meticulously timed, and perfectly in tune with the dough he transforms. Kotani brings the same discipline to soba noodle making as he did to kendo, free climbing, boxing, and track—including the 100-meter sprint […]