Aquarium to Celebrate Asian Culture


Yuujou Daiko (J.K. YAMAMOTO/Rafu Shimpo)

Yuujou Daiko is one of the local taiko groups that will perform at the Autumn Festival. (J.K. YAMAMOTO/Rafu Shimpo)


LONG BEACH — Delve into the arts, cuisines, cultures, and marine environments of Asia during the Aquarium of the Pacific’s 15th Autumn Festival, which highlights the traditions and cultures of Japan, China, Korea, and the Philippines through a weekend of learning opportunities and family entertainment celebrating the rich diversity of the Asian American community.

The event will be held the weekend of Nov. 5-6. The aquarium is located at 100 Aquarium Way in Long Beach.

The schedule is as follows:

Saturday, Nov. 5

10:30 a.m. Children’s cultural storytelling

10:40 a.m. Northern Shaolim Kung Fu

11:45 a.m. Teapot balancing and changing faces – Wei Zhong

12:20 p.m. Japanese folk dance – Minyo Odori Kotobuki no Kai

12:45 p.m. Arthur Nakane – one-man band