The Subaru Cherry Blossom Feestival began in 1998 and initially focused on the tree planting efforts of the Japan America Society of Greater Philadelphia. Between then and 2007, 1,000 cherry trees were planted in Fairmount Park. The festival was then expanded to include more activities, and now, what began as a single day ceremony is now a four-week celebration. This upcoming sunday, “Sakura Sunday”, is the main day of events, and there will be plenty to eat, see, and do.
Personally, Im psyched to see the Shamisen teacher perform some songs.
check out the lineup of events below:
From this page of the website:
The centerpiece event of the Subaru Cherry Blossom Festival, Sakura Sunday is a celebration of all things Japanese. Opening ceremonies get things started at 10:30 am, giving way to a full slate of activities, including:
- Tamagawa Taiko Drum and Dance Group Performances
- Traditional Arts, such as Tea Ceremony, Ikebana, and Shamisen
- Martial Arts Demos
- Origami, calligraphy, and other indoor activities
- Tours of Shofuso
- Little Akiba – Anime, Manga, Music, and Karaoke area
- Harajuku Fashion Show
- Japanese Food and Product vendors
- Prettiest Pet in Pink Parade
- And more!