Cherry Blossom Festival

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. We try to schedule the festival for the second or third Saturday of the month.  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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