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Other performers Sunday will be Kalena Gregory's Hawaiian dance group, Hui Hula o na Pu'u i ka Noe; the Destiny Arts Center's youth hip-hop dance group; and the Dii Lewis Band, featuring Lorin Kagehiro. Lewis and Kagehiro, both longtime temple members, will also serve a second consecutive year as the emcees of the performing arts program.
The event will also feature a variety of Japanese food, clothing and arts and crafts, as well as California cuisine and games for children. Buddhist literature and accessories will be on sale, and there will be a silent auction.
A portion of the festival's proceeds will benefit two non-profit organizations: Niroga and the George Mark Children's House. Niroga's mission is to foster health and well being through yoga. Niroga works with school districts offering yoga to at-risk children and also works with incarcerated youth at the Alameda County Justice Center. The George Mark Children's House in San Leandro is the nation's only freestanding hospice and respite-care center for children.