2nd Valley Asian Cultural Festival Held

On Saturday, May 6th, the 2nd Annual Valley Asian Cultural Festival (organized by the West Valley Warner Center Chamber of Commerce) was held at Pierce College in Woodland Hills. The festival introduced different Asian cultures through dance, music, food, art and more.
Mami Sone, wife of Consul-General of Japan, Kenko Sone, attended the event and offered her gratitude to the organizers and communities involved in this festival, which was held during AAPI Heritage Month. She offered her sincere support for the continuation and development of Asian cultures in Southern California.
The Consulate General of Japan in Los Angeles set up a booth to introduce Japanese culture and regional information through origami, MOFA’s (Ministry of Foreign Affairs) Nipponica magazine, as well as tourism pamphlets. The booth also handed out information on the JET Program and government-sponsored international student programs. In addition, in cooperation with the Los Angeles Nagoya Sister City Affiliation (LANSCA), booklets introducing Nagoya, Japan’s sister city with Los Angeles were distributed. Paintings by elementary and junior high students from Nagoya were exhibited as well.
On stage, the audience was treated to several Japanese performances, from koto music, to traditional dance and a demonstration by Katori Shinto Ryu.