Subaru Cherry Blossom Festival

The Subaru Cherry Blossom Festival in an important representation of Philadelphia’s cultural integration. This festival was established in 1926 when the Japanese government donated cherry trees to Philadelphia in honor of the Sesquicentennial of American Independence. The Subaru Cherry Blossom Festival celebrates all things Japanese both traditional and contemporary, with a variety of events, including demonstrations of martial arts, ikebana flower arranging, a restaurant week—Dine Out Japan, as
well as live musical and dance performances. The centuries-old tradition of Sakura Matsuri, or Cherry Blossom Festival, takes place throughout Philadelphia and includes ceremonial drumming, martial arts exhibitions, a traditional tea ceremony, origami demonstrations, Japanese movies and a special sushi-making presentation, which features nationally recognized master sushi chefs from Japan. The Subaru
Cherry Blossom Festival features more than 50 events including culinary demonstrations, workshops, film screenings, live performances and more. Few highlight events of the festival are Subaru Cherry Blossom Festival Karaoke Kick-Off, Tamagawa Taiko Drum and Dance Troupe, Cherry Blossom 5K and Sakura Sunday. The main event, Sakura Sunday is held at the Horticulture Center in Fairmount Park and features two stages of performers, arts & crafts, Little Akiba, tours of Shofuso, and much more. Source:

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