ondo1Ondo dancing was the highlight both nights at the Long Beach Japanese Cultural Center’s Summer Festival, held over the weekend of June 28-29. Above and below: Participants danced around a yagura, with a taiko player on top, on Seabright Avenue.


kids-taikoAbove and below: Miracle Kids performed taiko and dance numbers.

kids-dancekendoDemonstrations of kendo (pictured), karate, judo and ikebana were given.

origamiThere were origami lessons and cultural displays in the social hall.

food boothThe annual event also featured food booths (above), games for kids (below), a tsukemono contest and a raffle.

gamesPhotos by J.K. YAMAMOTO/Rafu Shimpo

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