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Chinese New Year in Cleveland

Chinese New Year in Cleveland
Year of the Snake
Asia Plaza and Asian Town Center
February 9, 2013

The Year of the Snake was celebrated throughout Asia Town in Cleveland with day-long celebrations. Music, dance, Martial Arts, food, vendors, groups and, of course, a Lion Dance, were part of the festivities.

Perfomaces at Asia Plaza include the Kwan Family Lion Dance, Sho-Jo-Ji Japanese Dancers and more.

In this short video, Johnny Wu explained the significance of the Year of the Snake and told how to say Happy New Year in Mandarin.




Debbie Yue and Johnny Wu from the Cleveland Asian Festival

Debbie Yue and Johnny Wu from the Cleveland Asian Festival


Yin Tang

Yin Tang


Kwan Family Lion Dance

Kwan Family Lion Dance


Kwan Family Lion Dance


Kwan Family Lion Dance



Along with the performances and food, there were informational exhibits.

Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation

Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation


The Sho-Jo-Ji Japanese Dancers performance at the Chinese Lunar New Year celebration at Asia Plaza was very popular with the audience.

Sho-Jo-Ji Japanese Dancers

Sho-Jo-Ji Japanese Dancers




See more of the Sho-Jo-Ji Japanese Dancers from Chinese New Year at Asia Plaza


Yin Tang

Yin Tang


Johnny Wu at Lion Dance performance

Johnny Wu at Lion Dance performance






At Asian Town Plaza you could find more performances, food and exhibits.

Asian Town Plaza sign


Wayne Wong served as MC

Wayne Wong served as MC


Ewyn Tsang was also MC

Ewyn Tsang was co-MC on Saturday


Shaolin Kung Fu students ready to perform

Shaolin Kung Fu students ready to perform


Go Players

Go Players from the Cleveland Go Club


Young Go Player

Young Go Player


Membership coordinator Alex Alarcon and Irene Yee of MotivAsians for Cleveland

Membership coordinator Alex Alarcon and Irene Yee
of MotivAsians for Cleveland


Donald Chan and Joseph at the Cleveland Asian Festival booth

Donald Chan and Joseph at the Cleveland Asian Festival booth


Snakes for the Year of the Snake at one of the Asian Town shops

Snakes for the Year of the Snake at one of the Asian Town shops

Snakes for the Year of the Snake at one of the Asian Town shops


On the 2nd floor of Asian Town Plaza you could find more food, art and the Cleveland Aikikai Dojo.

Sensei Jim Klar

Sensei Jim Klar explained Aikido




More about Cleveland Aikikai and Aikido


Xin Nin Kui L or Happy New Year!




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