Japanese culture to be part of AANHPI Heritage Festival & Market on May 11 at Tucson Mall

SAJCC Council members/Volunteers Miki Pimienta will teach origami and Carolyn Classen will teach the Japanese card game of hanafuda.

Suzuyuki Kai traditional Japanese dancers will perform at 3 p.m.

Taiko drumming by Odaiko Sonora at 4:05 p.m.

AANHPI stands for Asian American Native Hawaiian Pacific Islander, for what has been historically the Asian American Pacific Islander heritage month of May.

Schedule for festival from www.tucsonchinese.org:

Program Schedule:

1:00 PM Chinese Lion Dance

1:15 PM Welcome Speech + Tucson Chinese Dance

1:20 PM Sound of Thunder Korean Drum and Dance

1:35 PM Intermission

2:00 PM Indian Society of Southern Arizona

2:15 PM Siva Maia Polynesian Dancers

2:40 PM Intermission

3:00 PM Traditional Japanese Dance

3:15 PM The Philippine Mabuhay Cultural Foundation of Tucson

3:40 PM Intermission

4:00 PM Tucson Sino Dance

4:05 PM Japanese Drums

4:20 PM Halau Hula O Ualani (Hawaiian Dance)

4:40 PM Closing

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