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    Disney Animator Tyrus Wong 1910 - 2016
    December 30, 2016  Los Angeles  One of America's most celebrated Chinese American artists of the 20th century, Tyrus Wong has died at age 106. Despite his immense artistic talents and signficant contributions to Walt Disney's "Bambi," as well as other works such as “The Sands of Iwo Jima” (1949), “Rebel Without a Cause” (1955) and “The Wild Bunch” (1969), his...

A Misty August Night in Nikko, Japan by Photographer Linh Phung

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The Mystical Energy of Toshogu Shrine

Travels by Linh Phung

On a humid and misty August day, I traveled to Nikko, Japan, a small town where nobody goes out after 11 PM. I remember being out a little past 11 with a friend and the owner of the hostel drove to look for us because he was worried.

It’s a tourist town where everyone goes to visit the Toshogu shrine (東照宮) during the summer or ski during winter.

There’s something undeniably mysterious about the shrine area - an odd, inexplicable energy that made my hair stand up when I was hiking by myself up some off-beaten trail surrounded by soft moss and graceful cedar trees. 

 

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