Asian Celebration at Aquarium

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The Autumn Festival, a celebration of the arts of Japan, China, Korea and the Philippines, was held over the weekend at Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach. Above: Performers included the Kyonokai Dance Group, led by Ken Kanesaka. Below: The Autumn Festival Heritage Award was presented to Bryan Takeda of the U.S.-Japan Council by David Bader, the aquarium’s director of education. The award honors an individual or organization for promoting cultural awareness and outstanding community service. The U.S.-Japan Council was recognized for its efforts to help earthquake/tsunami victims in Japan. Now in its 10th year, the festival is jointly presented by Aquarium of the Pacific and WOW! Event Productions. (Photos by Wendy Anderson)

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