Glendale Sakura Matsuri (Cherry Blossom Festival)
April 15 @ 10:00 am| Free
Celebrate the first Cherry Blossom Festival ever held in the City of Glendale. The event will take place in the newly renovated Shoseian Friendship Garden, located in Brand Park in Glendale. Enjoy two outdoor tea ceremonies, see martial art demonstrations, listed to taiko drums, meet Akita Rescue dogs, enjoy live music and Japanese food.
10:00am – Koto Performance – By Saeko V.
11:00am – Urasenke Tea Ceremony – By Keiko Nakada
12:00pm – Kendo Demo – By Pasadena Kendo Club
12:30pm – Karate Demo
1:00pm – Cherry Tree Planting Ceremony
1:20pm – Akita Angels : Rescue Dog Walk
1:30pm – Taiko Performance – Asano Taiko & The Taiko Kids!
2:00pm – Urasenke Tea Ceremony – By Keiko Nakada
2:45pm – Sakura/Sakura Children’s Song – Verdugo Woodlands
3:00pm – Closing Ceremony
Shodo, Bonsai, Ikebana, Singing Meditation Bowls, Bento Box Lunch and the Okamoto Food Truck, Travel to Japan table, Japanese Language Info, Kimono Fun, Live Music with D.J., Okanoue Traveling Library – Japanese Books for Kids, and more!