New York gets ready for New Year's Eve celebration

/ Dec 31, 2014

New York gets ready for New Year's Eve celebration

The giant glittering Waterford crystal ball was tested Tuesday ahead of the New Year's Eve celebration in Times Square, where tens of thousands of revelers are expected to ring in 2015. Workers coiled massive cables as the 11,875-pound (5,386-kg) ball went up and down the ...

Grandma, 95, still making confetti for Kanamaruza's spring kabuki

May 30, 2013

Grandma, 95, still making confetti for Kanamaruza's spring kabuki

Takuko Yamamoto, 95, has helped liven up spring kabuki performances in the town of Kotohira, Kagawa Prefecture, for nearly 30 years by making boxes of confetti to be thrown over the heads of performers during pre-opening parades every year. Yamamoto was also responsible for taking ...