June 14, 2019

Music is an essential part of Vietnamese life and has long been appreciated since ancient times. Unlike other traditional Asian music which perhaps is a required taste, the sound of Vietnam is soothing, melodic and pleasing to the ear. It is played to express inner fee...

March 4, 2018

Thailand is home to some of the most beautiful, bizarre and grotesque art in the world, much of which is housed within the grounds of temples and other

February 28, 2018

Aside from the pointy conical hat, the most iconic symbol of Vietnam to is undoubtedly the traditional elegant figure-hugging long dress known as Ao Dai, a spl

February 26, 2018

NINGYO: The Art of The Japanese Doll written by Alan Scott Pate, the leading expert on Japanese dolls in the US, is a stunning hardback coffee-table book publis

February 22, 2018

As the world’s largest archipelago with more than 17,000 islands and over 300 ethnic groups, each with its own culture and traditions, it is no wonder that Indo

February 19, 2018

Born in Inchon Korea to parents from Shantung province China, Chang Shan left his hometown at the age of 21 and headed off to Taiwan to take part in a World Championship martial arts tournament which he won.

February 4, 2018

Mekhala Dance A metaphor for the victory of good over evil. Armed with a crystal ball casting rays of lightening, the goddess of waters, Moni Mekhala triumphs o

January 25, 2018

Secret Siam: Hidden Art and Iconography of Thailand by Mark Hejnar is the first book (at least to my knowledge) to offer a visual insight into this rather extra

January 23, 2018

Back in September 2014 I had the great honour of meeting and interviewing actor and real-life martial artist Hwang Jang-Lee in a plush hotel in London arranged by

December 21, 2017

Back in September this year I received a phone call from Japanese Enka singer Akari Mochizuki, whom I've known and photographed for many years, telling me that she is going to be filmed for a programme produced by TV Tokyo called "Japanese People Around the Wo...

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