PHOTOS: Food, fun and the Far East on tap at Asia Fest 2012

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Kara Bittner of John Wai Kung Fu Academy, does last minute rehearsal before a performance during the 2012 Asia Fest, held at The Mercato in Naples on Feb. 4, 2012. Asian cultures celebrated the year of the dragon.

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Greg Kahn/Staff Kara Bittner of John Wai Kung Fu Academy, does last minute rehearsal before a performance during the 2012 Asia Fest, held at The Mercato in Naples on Feb. 4, 2012. Asian cultures celebrated the year of the dragon.

— Folks celebrated the Year of the Dragon at Asia Fest at the Mercato Saturday. The event brings together Japanese taiko drummers, Filipino and Korean dance troupes, Chinese martial arts and, appropriately, the Dragon Dance.

Entertainment featured a demonstration of tai chi by Hiep Trinh, a show from the John Wai Kung Fu Academy's Dragon Performance. More martial arts exhibitions came from the ATA Black Belt Academy and a group from the Fushu Daiko Taiko Drum Group.

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