2013 Cleveland Asian Festival
AsiaTown Faces in the Crowd May 18-19, 2013
Enjoy these images of some of the diverse crowd of 38,380 attendees at the 2013 Cleveland Asian Festival.
As always if we made a mistake with a name or you can help ID someone please let us know.
Momoka is Japanese American and she demonstrated a traditional Japanese song on a Sanshin which is a 3 stringed Japanese banjo or guitar like instrument.
Momoka playing a sanshin
Mame Daiko demonstration - teaching the audience how to drum
Chief Valarie McCall and Mayor Frank Jackson
Ken Kovach and George Burke
Ken Kovach, President of the Board of Trustees of the International Services Center (ISC) in Cleveland Ohio explained the difference between immigrants and refugees and how ISC and other agencies help resettle over 500 refugees in Cleveland each year.
Cleveland Dragon Boat Festival
Bharat Kumar and Lisa Wong
Liu Wenzheng of Confucius Institute at CSU
Kung Fu expert Quinn Hale shows the handcrafted training swords he made for Tai Chi. He explains that Tai Chi is a form of Kung Fu, and a real martial art, not just an exercise. He also practices Dragon style Kung Fu which is less calm than Tai Chi.