Video fom Japan’s Sapporo Snow Festival 2012, which opened on February 6th. Some of the sculptures are not of the highest quality to be frank, but looks like a cool winter event overall. Video by Ozzy78, music by Apefail…
Red carpet fashion show for the opening ceremony of the 16th Busan International Film Festival on Thursday night. The annual event in South Korea has officially changed its name from Pusan International Film Festival (to Busan …) to inline with standardised Korean-English translation. Image by Newsen [Kr].
Celebrities in this photo set include So Ji-sub, Han Hyo-joo, Yoo In-na, Kim Ha-neul, Joe Odagiri, Jang Dong-gun, Park Si-yeon, Oh In-hye, Fan Bingbing, Wang Lee-Hom, Hong Soo-ah, Jay Park, Kang Hye-jung, Min Hyo-rin, Kim Min-joon, Kim So-yeon, Koo Hye-sun, Nam Sang-mi, Lee Yoon-ji, Hwang Woo Seul-hye, Kim Joo-hyuk, Kim Sun-ah, Kim Ji-woo, Sung Yuri, Choi Daniel, and Kim Sae-ron sisters etc.
So Ji-sub and Han Hyo-joo, co-stars in Always…
The 47th Korean Baeksang Arts Awards were presented on May 26 at Kyunghee University in Seoul. Actors Lee Byung-hun and Hyun Bin won the Daesang (grand prize) in movie and drama categories respectively.
Check out the red carpet photos by Newsen [Kr], including Ryu Shi-won, Kim Ah-jong, Taecyeon, Suzy, JYP, Hong Soo-ah, Park Shin-hye, Park Ha-sun, Park Yoo-chun, Yoo In-na, Park Min-young, Ko Hyun-jung, Lee Byung-hun, Hwang Jung-eum, Han Hyo-joo, Seo Young-hee, Jung Yong-hwa, Lee Si-young and Tang Wei.
Ryu Shi-won & Kim Ah-joong (emcees)
The 2011 Asia Funeral and Cemetery Expo & Conference (AFE) is currently held in Hong Kong with the participation of over 100 of exhibitors from 13 countries. Some “interesting” stuff here, image via Sohu [Cn]…
The annual Saidai-ji Eyo hadaka matsuri (裸祭り, nudity festival), a ritual said to have originated in the Muromachi Period (1338-1573), was held Saturday night at the Saidai-ji Kannon-in temple in Okayama’s Higashi Ward.
Thousands of men dressed in traditional loincloth packed into the temple grounds and grappled for a pair of shingi (sacred pieces of wood), each measuring about 20cm long, and tossed from the window of the temple’s main altar.
According to local belief, those who manage to get their hands on the wooden amulet and race out of the temple’s precincts will be blessed with good fortune for the rest of the year. Info and video via Asahi.
I’ll rather have bad luck instead of facing the armpit torture, lol?