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Cherry Blossom Festival 2023

We are excited to announce that the Cherry Blossom Festival will be held on Saturday, 4/1/2023, from 12-4pm at the Garden of Serenity.

Even if you can't attend our event this year, the blossoms will be open for business for several days and can safely be enjoyed in the outdoors!  The trees are best enjoyed with a homemade picnic lunch, or takeout from one of our local Japanese restaurants, such as The Other Fish, 24 East, Rakkii Ramen, Kumo Sushi, or Steak and Steel Hibachi!

​​The festival takes place around the time our sakura (cherry blossom) trees surrounding city hall are in bloom, which historically occurs in early to mid April.  Instead of having a set date, we try to schedule the festival to coincide with the opening of the blossoms, which varies year to year with the weather.  At our festival, you can:

  • Participate in a tea ceremony

  • Try your hand at the ancient art of calligraphy

  • Create Japanese origami

  • Sample some great Japanese festival food

  • Pound rice into a sweet treat with a giant wooden mallet

  • Have your picture taken in a kimono or yukata

  • And more!

We hope to once again have Shumei of America attend our Festival and bring their taiko drumming group from the Shumei center in Lyons Station, PA.  Their thundering Japanese drums were a smash hit last year and we sincerely hope to have them with us again in the future!  Check out their Facebook page for more info if you want to play Japanese taiko drums, or if have an interest in natural agriculture or spiritual healing:

Shumei PA



Stop by to enjoy these activities and experience Japanese culture! Be sure to check your local paper or this website for announcements about the next festival.

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