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How Taro Mochi Is Made

How Taro Mochi Is Made

We love the flavor and texture of mochi. This video from YumYum takes us inside of a Taiwanese kitchen for a look at how they turn rice pearls into a powder, then a starchy goo that forms the foundation for the tasty treats. They then chop up and process taro and mix it into the rice base with red bean paste to create a filling.

Year of the Tiger Concrete Watch

Year of the Tiger Concrete Watch
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Taiwan’s 22Studio presents a special edition of their 4D concrete watch. They teamed up with Zishi to design a sculpted image of a tiger and a tree, pushing the limits of concrete mold-making in the process. Its date dial features the Chinese character for “tiger”, and its see-through case back has a tiger illustration.

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Multiverse

Multiverse

Director Hiroshi Kondo’s short film has a simple premise – watching the flow of traffic on the streets of Taiwan, where an endless stream of mopeds carry riders every day. But through the use of editing, time-lapse, and other techniques, he created a true visual masterpiece.

Cardistry in Taiwan

Cardistry in Taiwan

Kuma Films captured footage of another group of talented cardistry experts, Taiwan’s Lotus in Hand. Watch as they mesmerize with their impressive dexterity and smooth moves as they tour along the famed Nine Cornered Bridge in Kaohsiung.

The Bubble Artist

The Bubble Artist

Kuma Films captured the mesmerizing bubble artistry of Su Chung Tai as he commands soap bubbles to follow his every whim. The bit with the stacked concentric bubbles is simply stunning. (Thanks Todd!)

The Ring Man

The Ring Man

An incredible street performer works a spinning ring as well as anything we’ve seen in a Cirque du Soleil show. We’re completely dizzy after watching it, so we can only imagine how he felt.

Potehi Puppets

Potehi Puppets

They appear to take their puppetry in Taiwan a bit more seriously than we do here, with artful, intricate puppets, and even some that breathe fire. From the upcoming documentary, PuppetVision.

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