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The Relevance of Traditional Values in Society

Traditional values are regarded as the foundational pillars of a family and of society at large. These values are all-inclusive, covering our past, present,...

The History of Foot Binding in China

Imagine massaging your 3-year-old daughter’s feet, then you grab her little toes and curl them under her foot, then you press with excessive force...

Powerful Goddess of Agriculture in Greek Mythology

Demeter, the Goddess of Agriculture,  is one of the largest and oldest goddesses of the ancient Greek pantheon. She was the daughter of Cronus...

Japan’s Traditional Handicrafts Reflect a Rich and Diverse Tradition

When you think of things that come from Japan, likely your first thought will be of high-quality electronics or maybe matcha tea, wagyu beef,...

The Origin and Nuances of Bonsai Trees

People enjoy gardening in many ways. Some choose their backyards or terraces for gardening, while others choose pots and tubs for indoor gardening. However,...

Yasuke: The African Born Samurai Who Became A Legend In Japan

The legend of the Samurai warriors of Japan has spread across the world over time. Several films have been made about the lives of...

Dragon Boat Festival: Amazing History and Traditions

The Duan Wu Festival (Dragon Boat Festival), like most Chinese festivals, is based on generation-old legends. These festivals are celebrated not just for enjoyment,...

Leshan Giant Buddha Statue’s Miraculous Manifestations

In Leshan City, Sichuan Province, there is a stone Buddha statue known as the Leshan Giant Buddha. This statue is carved out of a cliff...

Chinese Red Envelope Tradition Falling Under Growing Scrutiny

In China, the long-held tradition is to present your wedding gift in the form of a red envelope filled with money. Besides weddings, red envelopes...

Dhaka Muslin: Resurrecting an Exquisite Sought-After Fabric

In Asian countries, there are many ancient arts and crafts forms that have been lost to time, partly owing to industrialization and the arrival...

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