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  • Ritual Fire
    Ritual Fire
    The ancient city of Kyoto annually celebrates three fire-related festivals. On New Year's Eve a majestic bell rings at Yasaka Shrine as a young woman in a kimono carries home embers from the sacred fire, kindled in bamboo ropes. This is called "Okera-bi". If you prepare zoni soup over a fire created by those embers, you can have a peaceful New Year. It is also believed to ward off... The ancient city of Kyoto annually celebrates three fire-related festivals....   
  • Selections from Snow White
    Selections from Snow White
    Released in 1937, "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs" was the world's first feature-length animated film, created by the determined genius of Walt Disney, and was the top-earning film globally until the 1940 appearance of "Gone With the Wind". The brilliantly romantic score has endured for more than 80 years with favorites including One Song, Whistle While You Work, With a... Released in 1937, "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs" was the world...