‘A Spring Celebration of Japanese Culture, Art and Cuisine’
Spring is in the air! It might not always feel like it with the sometimes cooler temperatures early on, but the budding of trees and flowers are just around the corner.
Here is your chance to visit Japan without leaving Philadelphia! The annual Subaru Cherry Blossom Festival starts on April 1 and ends April 9, bringing guests a week of events that not only surround spring and the blossoms, but Japanese culture as well.
Even though Japan has no official national flower, Cherry blossoms have a deep significance in Japanese culture.
The Subaru Cherry Blossom Festival Experience & Atmosphere
A legacy established in 1926, the Subaru Cherry Blossom Festival brings culinary events and classes, martial arts demonstrations, live music, workshops, film screenings, dance performances and more; all of which promote Japanese culture.
The festival begins on April 1 with several different kinds of activities throughout the week. Enjoy Japanese Culture Week, held at Liberty Place, where you can try your hand at origami (Japanese paper folding) on April 3 at noon, dance demo April 4 at noon, Sushi making class April 1 – 5 starting at 6:30 pm at South Street Headhouse District (calendar) and a slew of activities and events throughout the week. (Most events are free.)
The main day of celebration is the ending to the Cherry Blossom Festival, Sakura Sunday, held on Sunday, April 9 from 10 am to 5 pm at the Horticulture Center in Fairmount Park. Sakura Sunday brings contemporary and modern Japan to Philadelphia. This day long event features live music and dance performances, martial arts, cultural demonstrations, arts & crafts, karaoke, and much more. This event costs $15 per ticket, and children 12-years-old and under are free.
楽しむ (enjoy) and 幸せな桜 (Happy Cherry Blossoms)
2017 Subaru Cherry Blossom Festival
Various locations throughout Philadelphia
April 1 – 9, 2017
April 9 | Sakura Sunday Festival
Many events are free, but it varies | Events, Click Here
Photo Courtesy of The Subaru Cherry Blossom Festival of Greater Philadelphia
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