So it is Christmas time and we have so many people to thank for our wonderful year. We thought about buying Christmas cards but we decided to make our own instead. This is what we came up with!!!
After a weekend movie marathon filled with villains and superheroes, we were inspired to design our new line of superhero MKs. This compilation of MK heroes includes SuperMK, WolverineMK, BatMK, CaptainMK, and IronMK.
Each of these heroes really stood out to us, and they are all ready to fight crime and evil. Our presales are now over, but our new line of superhero MKs has officially dropped in stores and online. Check them out at http://shop.akufuncture.com
Most kids grow up hearing fairytale stories like Snow White and Aladdin. We Asian kids had Journey to the West, a story about the Monkey King and his band of comrades who traveled to the west to transport the Buddhist sutras back to the East.
The legend is as follows: Once upon a time, the land of the South ran rampant with sin — greed, promiscuity, and mischief. In disgust, the gods sent a monk named Tang Sanzang to transport the sutras of good will back to the East. On his way, he encountered the Monkey King, who had been trapped under a mountain for 500 years as punishment for rebelling against heaven. Tang Sanzang freed the Monkey King on the condition that he accompany Tang on his journey. Along the way they recruited others — a pig and a river ogre — to join them on their quest. As they traveled, they were constantly under attack from monsters and animal spirits seeking immortality through the monk’s flesh. Together, Tang Sanzang, the Monkey King and their companions overcame various trials in their path and struggled across turbulent waters, flaming mountains and other harsh environments to accomplish their mission.
We’re tearing it up this summer with the Papercut Collection — a striking mix of papercutting with our favorite historical and pop culture icons. Stay cool & look sharp in the Viking, Monkey King, and Weezy designs, all available in three colors!
By the 6th century, Chinese papercutting was a high form of decoration and entertainment reserved for nobility. The art enjoyed widespread popularity between the 7th and 13th century, especially during traditional holiday festivals.
Today, papercutting remains a symbol of fortuity in Chinese culture; designs can be seen placed near building entrances to bring good luck and prosperity. The most skilled artists can produce unique and detailed designs with just a pair of scissors or razors in one continuous freehand cut.
Papercutting isn’t just an art form; it’s a piece of the past that has transcended time.