akufuncture #TBT Originally released in 2002, Hero (英雄) was famed Chinese director Zhang Yimou's first foray into filming a martial arts epic. Starring Jet Li, Tony Leung, Maggie Cheung, Zhang Ziyi, Donnie Yen, and Chen Daoming, Hero's all-star cast portrayed a Rashomon-style retelling of the exploits of Jing Ke (荊軻) an assassin who tried to assassinate the future First Emperor of the Qin Dynasty (秦始皇) in 227 BC. This week in history, Hero received its American release thanks in part to American director and film guru Quentin Tarantino. On August 27, 2004, Hero debuted as the number 1 film in American movie theaters, grossing $18,004,319 its opening weekend and breaking box office records for an overseas foreign language film. Weaving Chinese philosophy, calligraphy, stunning fight scenes, and beautiful colors together to tell a spellbinding story, all set to composer Tan Dun's powerful score, Hero is a classic among the modern era of wuxia (武俠) films, second only to Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon.

#akufuncture #hero #wuxia #zhangyimou #jetli #tonyleung #maggiecheung #zhangziyi #donnieyen #quentintarantino #kungfu #wushu #china #chinese #hollywood #boxoffice #numberone #film
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  •   preciousnosebud I love this movie! 16h
  •   _squareup In my top 20 of all time! 16h
  •   aysia_starr7 Forever and always will love this movie 15h
  •   k_arf This was so fucking epic, still is 15h
  •   theminnakat American release..? 12h
  •   midorichunli There are certain people on this planet that should be allowed to elixir of youth. Jet Li is one of them. 12h

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akufuncture #FBF to all the excitement over Lin going to the Rockets... But now it's all about the LAKERS! Make sure to stay on the lookout for a new tee featuring our own excitement for Jeremy Lin to come to LA. #akufuncture #purpleandgold #lakers #jeremylin #basketball #akulife #sports 7d

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akufuncture #TBT Only 3 months after Nazi Germany surrendered to Allied forces and less than a week after American atomic bombs were dropped on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the Soviet Union declared war on Japan, fulfilling a promise Joseph Stalin made to American President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, and Chinese Generalissimo Chiang Kai-Shek. 69 years ago today, news began spreading around the world that the Empire of Japan had surrendered according to the parameters set in the Potsdam Declaration. World War II was finally over. Throughout the world, August 14th, 1945 was celebrated as Victory over Japan Day, better known to Americans as V-J Day. There were huge celebrations across Europe, Asia, and America, with iconic photos taken all over the world, including the famous photo of an American sailor kissing a woman in a white dress in New York's Time Square. Here is a lesser known photo of a V-J Day celebration on the corner of Mott and Pell Streets in New York's Chinatown in Manhattan, featuring an older gentleman displaying the same swagger, triumphant joy, and relief felt by millions of people around the world back in 1945.

#akufuncture #worldwarII #secondworldwar #vjday #victory #swagger #oldmanswag #america #china #japan #chinese #chineseamerican #chinatown #newyork #manhattan #ny #history #taiwan #tw #roc
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akufuncture #FBF to our Superheroes Collection in 2012! We've been really loving all the superheroes movies coming out, but just can't think of which ones are our favorite! Ironman, the Hulk, Wolverine.. Marvels or DC?! We're personally all for the Monkey King. But let us know who your favorite superhero is in the comments (= #akufuncture #superheroes #monkeyking #marvels #DC #instagood 3w

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akufuncture Today's #akufuncture #wcw is... Actually, we can't choose. Here's a sneak peek of the gorgeous ladies we're featuring in our upcoming Best of Los Angeles #foodcrawl video... @vickibaybeee @lysathuy @lavendaire @elizabethtran626 @paulettelopez #staytuned

#akufam #ladiesofakufuncture #tankyouverymuch #whenimetyouinthesummer #foodies #losangeles #onlyinla #instagood #hot #beautiful
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