Cultural Festival and Ondo at the SEJSCC

The Ondo dance will take place on both days. (Photo Rafou Shimpo)

NORWALK — The school and community center in southeastern Japan will hold its 59e Annual cultural festival and Ondo on Saturday June 11 from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday June 12 from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Come and attend many shows and Japanese cultural demonstrations. There will be carnival games for children, bingo, raffle prizes, delicious food, ikebana displays and much more. The schedule is as follows:

Saturday June 11

All day: Ikebana exhibition (Room 4)

3:30 p.m.: Ukulele (gym); karaoke open mic (outside)

4 p.m.: Judo (Multipurpose room); Gakuen students (exterior)

4:30 p.m.: Hawaiian Delites (outside); koto concert (gym)

5 p.m. to 7 p.m.: Bingo (gym). Must be 18 years or older.

6 p.m.: Hikari Taiko/Soran Bushi (outside)

7:00 p.m. Ondo dance (outside)

Sunday June 12

All day: Ikebana exhibition (Room 4)

2:30 p.m.: Kendo (multipurpose room)

3 p.m.: Hula (gym)

3:30 p.m.: Open mic karaoke (outside)

4 p.m.: Gakuen students (outside)

4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.: Bingo (gym). Must be 18 years or older.

5:30 p.m.: Hikari Taiko/Soran Bushi (outside)

6:30 p.m.: Ondo dance (outside)

7:30 p.m.: Raffle

Bring the whole family. For contest rules and other information, visit

The last free ondo dance class will be given on Thursday, June 9, from 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

SEJSCC is located at 14615 Gridley Rd., Norwalk, and can be reached at (562) 863-5996.

Darcy J. Skinner