China’s Harbin hosts world’s largest ice sculpture festival

The Chinese city of Harbin is hosting the world’s largest ice and snow sculpture festival in the world. The 34th Harbin International Ice and Snow Festival began on Friday and the 19th Harbin Ice and Snow World, an 800-thousand-square-meter winter wonderland, has also kicked off. Huge icy masterpieces are on display, with some resembling famous […]

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Learning to Carve Ice with Ice Sculptor Shintaro Okamoto — How to Make It

– First time using a chainsaw. (heavy music) – We are in Astoria, Queens at Okamoto Studios and I’m about to go meet my friend Shintaro who’s gonna show me how to make an ice bowl. Founded in 2003, Okamoto’s Studio and its artists not only make beautiful sculptures, but they provide some of the […]

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Cleveland Museum of Art acquires 14th century Goryeo Dynasty Buddhist painting

A museum in the U.S. has newly acquired a rare Buddhist painting from the Goryeo Dynasty. The Cleveland Museum of Art said last week that it bought the 14th century painting, called ‘The Fourth King of Hell,’ from an art dealer in New York. It’s from a series of paintings depicting the ten Buddhist kings […]

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