Mochitsuki - Making Mochi for Japanese New Year (HESO Magazine)

Mochitsuki New Year in Japan Making Mochi

Come the Japanese New Year, when some particularly enthusiastic families and co-workers across the archipelago once again dust off their bamboo rice steamers, big wooden hammers, not forgetting the Sake, and head off to the local community center, school, or as in my case, the abandoned yacht club, it raises the hairs on the neck […]

Vinous © Julia Skobeleva

Interview with Photographer Julia Skobeleva

HESO: Who are you and where are you from? Give us some background please. Julia: I was born an only child in an ordinary Soviet family from Kazakhstan. I graduated from the Faculty of Journalism and worked as an editor in glossy magazines for a long time. I had no dream of becoming a professional […]

The Animation Show Year 4 Promotional Poster © TAS

The Animation Show

HESO interviews Robert May, co-producer of The Animation Show, and independent animator Bill Plympton. HESO: Can you tell us a bit about the history of Animation Festivals in the US and abroad? Robert May: In the 1950’s a group of international independent animators formed Association Internationale du Film d’Animation (ASIFA) to help bring animators and […]

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