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A Celebration of Asian Culture

Delve into the arts, cultures, and marine environments of Asia during the Aquarium of the Pacific’s eighteenth annual Autumn Festival. Autumn Festival 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 Asian and Asian-American cultures.

Autumn Festival Partner: WOW! Event Productions

Saturday Schedule of Events
10:15 a.m. Children’s Cultural Storytelling – Ryujin Taiko
10:40 a.m. Chinese Lion Dance and Kung Fu Demonstration – Northern Shaolim Kung Fu
11:45 a.m. Chinese Tea Pot Balancing & Changing Faces – Wei Zhong
12:20 p.m. Malaya Filipino American Dance Arts
12:30 p.m. Arthur Nakane – One-Man Band
12:55 p.m. Japanese Taiko Drumming – Ryujin Taiko
1:40 p.m. Heritage Award Ceremony honoring Wendy Fujihara Anderson
2:30 p.m. Japanese Folk Dance – Minyo Odori Kotobuki No Kai
3:10 p.m. Korean Dance – Lee Young Nam Dance Company
3:30 p.m. Arthur Nakane – One-Man Band
4:00 p.m. Chinese Music – Fusion Duet by Bei Bei and Jon Monter, presented by Sino US Performing Arts Organization
Sunday Schedule of Events
10:15 a.m. Children’s Cultural Storytelling – Ryujin Taiko
10:40 a.m. Chinese Lion Dance and Kung Fu Demonstration – Northern Shaolim Kung Fu
11:45 a.m. Chinese Tea Pot Balancing & Changing Faces – Wei Zhong
12:20 p.m. Japanese Taiko Drumming – Yuujou Daiko
12:30 p.m. Arthur Nakane – One-Man Band
12:55 p.m. Filipino Folk Dance – Kayamanan Ng Lahi Philippine Folk Arts
1:40 p.m. Karate Demonstration – Matsubayashi Shorin-ryu of Little Tokyo
2:30 p.m. Japanese Dance – Bando Ryu: Kyo No Kai by Nakamura Gankyo
3:10 p.m. Japanese Taiko Drumming – Daion Taiko
3:30 p.m. Arthur Nakane – One-Man Band
4:00 p.m. Korean Dance – Kim Eung Hwa Korean Dance Academy

Cultural Demonstrators & Exhibitors

  • Kimekomi Dolls by Kanesaka Yukari Kai
  • Sumi-e Calligraphy
  • East West Discovery Press

Crafts For Children of All Ages

  • Japanese Cultural Craft - Origami Magic
  • Korean Cultural Craft - Korean Cultural Center Los Angeles
  • Chinese Cultural Craft - Sino US Performing Arts Organization (Saturday Only)

Heritage Award Presentation– Saturday at 1:40 p.m.

  • Honoring Wendy Fujihara Anderson

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