This Weekend: Hanamatsuri Bazaar at The OC Buddhist Church
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Like every year, this year will be a two-day event chock full of Japanese culture. There will be demonstrations of aikido, kendo and karate; katana sword, bonsai and koi exhibits; taiko drums performances, and yes, even karaoke.
Food will, of course, be a big part of the festivities (why else would we be talking about it). There will be grilled squid, teriyaki burgers, chirashi, makisushi, Spam musubis, and Okinawa dango, which are bite-sized fried donut spheres (some encasing hot dogs), and imagawayaki, a sort of hockey-puck-shaped pancake traditionally filled with sweet azuki bean paste. For a full list of food and prices, click here.
More details can be read on their website, but here are the essentials::
Saturday, April 13, 2013; 1 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Sunday, April 14, 2013; 1 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Orange County Buddhist Church
909 South Dale Avenue
Anaheim, CA 92804