LONG BEACH — The Long Beach Japanese Cultural Center’s Summer Festival will be held on June 29 and 30 from 3-9 p.m. on Saturday and 3-8 p.m. on Sunday at 1766 Seabright Ave. in Long Beach.

Food, games, an opportunity drawing, martial arts and flower arranging demonstrations, plant and rummage sales, ondo, plus outstanding entertainment from several groups will be featured. This annual fundraiser supports various activities and maintenance for the center.

There will be ongoing showings in the classrooms of Carol Takahashi’s camp bird carvings, ikebana, shodo (calligraphy), Yukari Kai, sumi-e, Japanese Language School displays, and internment camp information.

This is the schedule for the festival entertainment:

4 p.m. – Huntington Beach Aloha Senior Hula Dancers
5 p.m. – Grammy Award-winning guitarist Charles Ferring
5:30 p.m. – International Peace Choir
6 p.m. – Karate demonstration
6:30 p.m. – Flower arrangement demonstration
7 p.m. – Ondo
8 p.m. – Akai Taru Taiko
8:15 p.m. – Kokoro Taiko Kai
9 p.m. – Festival ends

4 p.m. – Bruce Ford Band
5 p.m. – Yonemura Sisters (hula dancing)
5:15 p.m. – Tsukemono judging
5:30 p.m. – Kendo demonstration
6 p.m. – Plant silent auction ends
6:30 p.m.- Ondo
7:15 p.m.- Opportunity drawing begins
8 p.m.- Festival ends

For information, call (562) 437-9924 or visit www.lbjcc.org.

BLAST FROM THE PAST: Ondo dancers at LBJCC’s 1992 Summer Festival.

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