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Long Beach JCC Hosts Summer Festival

LONG BEACH — For a fun-filled ondo and taiko weekend, join in at the Long Beach Japanese Cultural Center, 1766 Seabright Ave. in Long Beach, on Saturday, June 25, from 3 to 9 p.m. and Sunday, June 26, from 3 to 8 p.m.

The annual Summer Festival is filled with cultural offerings open to the public. See Ikenobo ikebana flower arranging, calligraphy, and martial arts demonstrations of kendo, judo and karate.

Chow down with beef and chicken teriyaki, chirashi sushi, Spam musubi, curry gohan, udon, shaved ice, hot dogs, chili dogs, chili rice and more. And there are games for the kids.

The popular tsukemono contest will take place on Sunday.

Events are scheduled as follows:

Saturday- 5:30 p.m., ikebana; 6 p.m., karate; 6:30 p.m., judo; 7 p.m., ondo; 8 p.m., taiko; 8:30 p.m., hula

Sunday – 6 p.m., kendo; 6:30 p.m., ondo; 7:30 p.m., raffle

The final ondo practice will be held Wednesday, June 22, from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m.

For more information, contact Ole Nervik at (562) 533-2994 or visit

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