hulaThe Gardena Valley Japanese Cultural Institute held its annual carnival on the weekend of June 28-29. Performers included Kanani Kalama Hula Studio (pictured above), Aloha Picking Ohana (below), GVJCI Taiko, Fujima Seiyumi Kai, GVJCI Senior Ukulele and Hula classes, GVJCI SSJAM, Halau Ke ‘Ala O Na Le Milo, Ken and Kelly Dekitani, Na Pua O Lanaki, and GVJCI Line Dance.


shorinji kempo Martial arts demonstrations were given by South Bay Shorinji Kempo under the direction of Master Ted Uekuma (pictured above), Gardena Kendo Dojo (below), Kaizen Dojo, Southern California Kyudo Renmei, Torrance Naginata Dojo, Gardena Naginata Dojo, Gardena Judo Club, and Shotokan Karate.

kendopachinkoThe carnival also offered pachinko (above), bingo (below), food booths, displays, plant and produce sales, and white elephant/senior craft sales.

bingofood boothsLast call for snow cones and lau lau.

game boothsThe game booths remained open until closing time.

Photos by J.K. YAMAMOTO/Rafu Shimpo

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