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Seattle Cherry Blossom & Japanese Cultural Festival

April 21 - April 23

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Seattle Cherry Blossom Festival

Each year we put on a weekend-long celebration of Japanese and Japanese-American culture.

The Festival was initiated by a gift of 1,000 cherry trees that were given to Seattle on May 8, 1976, by Japan’s former Prime Minister, Takeo Miki, in commemoration of America’s bicentennial and the long friendship between the people of Japan and Washington state. Today, the Festival is the largest and oldest of its kind in the Northwest. Hanami, cherry blossom viewing, is a reminder to celebrate life, and the pink petals carried on the breeze at the first Festival engendered that thought. People sat on the grass, eating from sack lunches, enjoying traditional Japanese music and dances performed free on a temporary stage.

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Start:
April 21
End:
April 23
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Website:
http://www.cherryblossomfest.org

Venue

Seattle Center
305 Harrison Street
Seattle, WA 98109 United States
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