Johnson, whose husband is stationed at
"I've always been interested in Japanese culture," Johnson said. "I wear a kimono regularly. ... I love how beautiful it is."
Johnson, who relocated to the U.S. at 15 years old, said she has performed Japanese dances at various cultural heritage events and Japanese festivals over the years.
When she found out about
All the dancers wore the traditional kimono during their performance.
Holdren said she hoped the Japanese performance helps spectators -- including those who may not otherwise have much exposure to
Hopefully, she said, people will become interested in
Other performances included the Agalu Spirit of Drums and Dance cultural troupe from
The latter, based in
The fair also featured a fun run/walk, a car show, a health care fair, representatives of the
Leslie bought herself a blue, purple and white tie-dye shirt. She said it was her first time attending the Ethnic Fair.
She said the fair afforded her the opportunity to learn new things and witness "beautiful dances."
"Look, I'm buying a shirt I'd probably never buy, and it's gorgeous," she said.
Still, although she reveled in the different cultures, present at the fair, she said the ultimate lesson is that people are not so different from one another.
"I'm all for different cultures, and different folks. I love it," she said.
"We are really not different."
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