The Ritual

We engage in ritual to be larger than any individual self. Together, we celebrate, mourn, and give thanks.

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Leonardo March
Boston, MA
“Sakura Matsuri: Genki Style”

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Kim Nguyen
Portland, OR
5:30pm “Lao Women’s Association – Getting ready to celebrate Mother’s Day.”

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NouType
Japantown | San Francisco, CA

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Christopher G. Feraro
San Diego, CA
4:00pm “Game Plan – 5th Annual Asian Cultural Festival of San Diego. – ‘Taro’ stage managers, Romyn Sabatchi(left) and Lucia Alba(right), discuss with volunteers the setup for the next performance on the stage.”

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Christine Truong
“Not Just Cho Chang”

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Kristin Kouke
Honolulu Municipal Grounds | Honolulu, HI
“Fans – Shot at the 22nd Annual Filipino Fiesta.”

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Rouzanna Berberian
Arcadia, CA
“Hip Hop with Byron Q. Every Saturday morning we meet at Arcadia Fitness located in Arcadia, CA to dance Hip Hop Lord B-style. Despite the expressions on our faces, we are always having too much fun!”

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NouType
San Francisco, CA
“Soy & Tofu V.I.P. Reception – Sakura Ren teaching Nakayoshi’s core, along with others, traditional Japanese dance.”

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Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies
Honolulu, HI
8:20pm: “Fellows from the “Oceana Team” attending the Advanced Security Cooperation Course at the Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies perform for the other regional groups at the “Taste of Asia-Pacific” celebration May 10.”

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Steve Umemoto
MacArthur Park, Cambodia Town | Long Beach, CA
“Women line dancing, celebrating Buddha’s birthday.”

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Christine Toy Johnson
Paradise Factory Theatre | New York, NY
“Backstage at the Paradise Factory Theatre in NYC, preparing for the evening performance of ‘Tough Titty.'”

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Lydia Tanji
Chicago, IL
“Nate Brago, actor playing Song Liling in M. Butterfly at Court Theater, Max Montgomery in the mirror.”

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Lydia Tanji
Chicago, IL
“Dance rehearsal of M.Butterfly at Court Theater, Chicago, IL.”

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anonymous
Oakland Asian Cultural Center | Oakland, CA
3:46pm: “Brenda Wong Aoki – The first nationally recognized Asian Storyteller in the U.S (1985), performs at the first annual Asian American Storytelling Festival.”


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Chamath Perera
Minneapolis, MN
Ananya Dance Theater

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William Zhang
San Francisco, CA
“Eth-Noh-Tec’s Seven Silly Fellows – From the Philippines a tale “Seven Silly Fellows”- performed by storytellers Nancy Wang and Robert Kikuchi-Yngojo of Eth-Noh-Tec cajole the audience with a participatory story, with a secret message “Stand up. Be counted. AND…don’t forget to count yourself too!” – Talaga! (Really!)”

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Chamath Perera
Minneapolis, MN
Ananya Dance Theater

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Susan Hayase
Bair Island Aquatic Center | Redwood City, CA
2:00pm: “Dieselfish Youth Dragon Boat Team – Diselfish Youth is a high school team sponsored by the adult Dieselfish dragonboat team.”

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Duane Kubo
San Jose Buddhist Church Betsuin Annex | San Jose, CA
Northern California Kendo Federation

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Tina Tsai
Los Angeles, CA
7:30pm: “Jab”

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James Sobredo
Stockton, CA
“Leo Juanitas, teenage son of Master Joel Juanitas, has been practicing Filipino martial arts since the moment he could walk. He is named ‘Leo’ after the Sgt. Leo Giron, a decorated World War II combat veteran, commando (reconnaissance) and member of the 2nd Filipino Infantry Regiment (U.S. Army) and the founding grandmaster of the Giron Arnis Escrima Bahala Na Martial Arts organization.”

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Steve Umemoto
Cambodia Town | Long Beach, CA
“A man playing his guitar onstage for Buddha’s birthday.”

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Alabastro Photo
“Celebration of Life for local Hawaiian musician, Uncle Bernie Simeona.”
Spotlight Photographer

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Christopher G. Feraro
San Diego, CA
1:10pm:”5th Annual Asian Cultural Festival of San Diego – PKE (Pakaraguian Kulintang Ensemble) performing on the Taro Stage. (Left to Right) Christopher Feraro, Bernard Ellorin, Mary-Grace Nievera, Mitch Almoite and Severino Reyes.”

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Joe Chan
Locke, CA
1:55pm: “Chinese fan dance – This was part of the entertainment at the annual Asian Pacific Spring Festival”

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Lee Ann Teylan
Brookline, MA
“Min’yō; Dancers from Takahashi Minyo Kai at Brookline Sakura Matsuri”

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HoChie Tsai
San Francisco, CA
Taiwanese American Cultural Festival

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Albert Lee
Philadelphia, PA
“A young man, tired, hot and ready to eat after performing as a lion dancer to the delight of the Chinatown community here in Philadelphia. What can I say? We start them young!!!”

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Dr. WTPho
Chinatown | Seattle, WA
“Seattle Chinatown parade participants inside a classic truck await the start of the event.”


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