Subaru Cherry Blossom Festival of Greater Philadelphia

Wednesday, April 2, 2014 - 6:30pm - Sunday, April 13, 2014 - 4:00pm
Various locations
Philadelphia, PA
United States

This spring, Philadelphia's beautiful flowering trees will come into bloom for Sakura Matsuri - the Cherry Blossom Festival. A program of the Japan America Society of Greater Philadephia (JASGP), the Subaru Cherry Blossom Festival of Greater Philadelphia is an initiative to encourage a better understanding of the cultural, social, and educational customs of Japan and the United States.

For centuries, Japan has celebrated the return of spring with ohanami​ - parties beneath the blossoming cherry trees with food drink and entertainment. Now you can experience this delightful tradition without days of arduous travel. A project of the Japan America Society of Greater Philadelphia, the Subaru Cherry Blossom Festival is a celebration not only of these beautiful blossoms, but of Japanese music, art, food, and culture.

The celebration spans a few weeks each April and is made up of wide ranging events. From demonstrations of martial arts and ikebana flower arranging to our restaurant week - Dine Out Japan - to live musical and dance performances, the Festival presents traditional and contemporary Japanese culture to Philadelphia and its visitors. 

View all Festival events here.

Event Type: 
Community Arts
Cultural Exchange
Hospitality and Promotion
Science and Technology
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