Three Japanese tea cups with red sea bream

From Abundance to Victory: Five Ways Fish Swim in Significance in Asian Culture

If you’ve ever perused our aisles or website, you might have noticed that fish are a big theme in everything from ceramics to parasols to lanterns. That’s because the aquatic creature plays an important role in various Asian cultures. Here are five ways our finned friends swim in significance.
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Know When to Fold ‘Em: 6 Things You Might Not Know About Origami

Know When to Fold ‘Em: 6 Things You Might Not Know About Origami

Happy (early) Origami Day! This Monday, Nov. 11 honors this art of Japanese paper folding. While you might want to celebrate by getting creative with some nice paper, you can also get to know the practice better with these six fun facts.
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Japanese painting of a samurai warrior with the ghost of a woman

The 10 Most Terrifying Ghosts in Asian Cultures

Think hungry ghosts are the only specters in Chinese culture? Think again! Spooky spirits run amok not just in Chinese but many Asian cultures — and some of them scare the bejeezus out of us. Here are 10 of the most terrifying ghosts from Asian countries around the world.

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Feast Meets West Podcast: The Asian Snack Aisle

Feast Meets West Podcast: The Asian Snack Aisle

The Feast Meets West podcast of the Heritage Radio Network spoke to Pearl River President Joanne Kwong about her favorite Asian snacks, our best-selling classic items, and much more.
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Old ad with four Chinese ladies in flapper style qipaos

More Than a Dress: A Brief History of the Cheongsam

The cheongsam — also known as the qipao — might be considered the epitome of Chinese fashion. But how did this iconic item come about?
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NY1: Asian Cartoonists' Work Highlighted in Chinatown Pearl River Mart

NY1: Asian Cartoonists' Work Highlighted in Chinatown Pearl River Mart

We had so much fun during the opening reception for our latest art exhibition — and NY1 was there!
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A boy enjoys a bowl of noodles

Long Life, Quick Eating, and Drowning Your Sorrows: 10 Tasty Tidbits on National Noodle Day

In case you haven’t noticed, we’re huge noodle fans. That's why we're celebrating National Noodle Day early with these 10 absolutely slurpable fun facts about one of our favorite foods.
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Banana Mag Co-Founder Vicki Ho’s Epic Wedding Celebration

Banana Mag Co-Founder Vicki Ho’s Epic Wedding Celebration

When we learned that Banana Magazine co-founder and Pearl River friend, Vicki Ho, was getting married this July, we were so happy for her. Then when she asked us to be her decor partner, we were doubly so.

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A bright and colorful statue of Ganesha

Time to Appreciate Some Elephants! Five Fun Facts about Elephants in Asian Culture

Happy Elephant Appreciation Day! Revered throughout Asia, the peaceful pachyderm is considered a symbol of wisdom, strength, and protection. But what else do you know about the gentle giant? Test your elephant IQ with these fun facts.
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New Yorker cartoonist Amy Hwang

Artist-in-Residence Amy Hwang: How Passion and Pragmatism Can Go Hand in Hand

In her TED talk, New Yorker cartoonist Amy Hwang talks about her journey from full-time to architect to freelance cartoonist, all the while juggling single motherhood. We had the chance to chat with Amy about her journey as well as her advice for budding cartoonists.
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New Yorker cartoonist Jeremy Nguyen

Artist-in-Residence Jeremy Nguyen: Mining Life for Cartoon Gems

We first met New Yorker cartoonist Jeremy Nguyen at the opening reception for former artist-in-residence Dingding Hu. Almost exactly a year later, he’s a co-curator — along with fellow New Yorker cartoonist Amy Hwang — of our latest art exhibition, Asian Babies: Works from Asian ‘New Yorker’ Cartoonists.

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What Our Intern Did This Summer: Learning About Small Business and Relearning the Definition of Success

What Our Intern Did This Summer: Learning About Small Business and Relearning the Definition of Success

This summer we were so happy to welcome intern Pearl Ngai, Cornell University class of 2022. In this essay she discusses what she did with us this summer, and what she’s learned.
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