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A taste of Japanese culture
Members of Diablo Taiko, top, perform on the Japanese drums during the 57th annual Summer Festival at the Diablo Japanese American Cultural Center in Concord. Ethan Byrne-Escobar, above left, has fun at the bean bag toss booth, while, above right, Brian Hirahara, left, and Eric Yabu work hard at the grill, where they help prepare chicken for sale at the chicken teriyaki booth. The Aug. 10-11 event featured Japanese culture, food and traditions, including folk dancing, bonsai displays and martial arts demonstrations, as well as flower arranging and food such as tempura and sushi.