Good Eats at Long Beach JCC Festival

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Ondo dancing is a highlight of the Summer Festival.

LONG BEACH — Not to be missed are the best-tasting teriyaki beef and chicken dinners at the Long Beach Japanese Cultural Center’s annual Summer Festival at 1766 Seabright Ave., Long Beach, on June 23-24. Festivities will be held Saturday from 3-9 p.m. and Sunday from 1-8 p.m.

New this year will be a demonstration by Alison Redfoot from the CSULB Earl Burn’s Japanese Garden on the art of miniature rock gardening, face-painting for the children, and a showing of the film “Manzanar Fishing Club.”

There will be the usual festival activities of judo, kendo, karate, origami and ikebana demonstrations. Entertainment will be provided by the Bruce Ford “SUB” band, Kokoro Taiko Kai, Aka Taru Taiko Drummers, and ondo dancing.

There will be the traditional food, including a new noodle recipe presented by a professional chef; games, including a “Yu-Gi-Oh” tournament; a display of Terminal Island historical artifacts and pictures; and an exhibit of the past year’s work from the Beikoku Shodo Kenkyukai (calligraphy), Japanese language learners, and the sumi-e group.

For more information, call (562) 860-1594 or visit www.lbjcc.org.

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