Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Are you going to go to the Subaru Cherry Blossom Festival?

Click HERE to see the full list of events
It's that time of year again!

Local crafters and artists, as well as Japanese confectioneries and snack trucks, will be parked at the Horticultural Center in Philadelphia's Fairmount Park to sell their wares and (hopefully) watch the cherry blossoms bloom.

This yearly festival takes place in Philadelphia, PA, which might not seem like the most authentic local for a Cherry Blossom festival, but The Horticultural Center and The Japan America Society of Greater Philadelphia have created a lovely atmosphere complete with a traditional tea house, right here in the city.

These organizations have created a wonderful enviroment for everyone to learn about Japanese culture, and there are tons of events leading up to the official festival on Sakura Sunday. (Which is this coming Sunday, April 13th, 2014.) The weeks leading up to the celebration are filled with sushi making classes, film screenings, readings, and art auctions.

Not only do you have the chance to eat yummy food under the blooming trees, but I got to watch Tamagawa University students perform a dance and a Taiko Drum show.

I had planned on going again this year, and wearing a yukata, but I am feeling pretty run down. With Easter right around the corner, I might not make it into Philly this year.

That doesn't mean the rest of you shouldn't try to go.

Check out these posts from the last time I attended:
P.S. There's even a Sakura themed Pet Parade. Ever see a Pomeranian eat a cherry blossom petal?

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