Glendale Sakura Matsuri (Cherry Blossom Festival)
March 15 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm| Free
UPDATE: Due to the rain and cold weather forecast for this Sunday, March 15th, the outdoor activities planned for this year’s Cherry Blossom Festival have been suspended. They will still hold the three tea ceremonies that we have planned at 11:45 am, 1:40 and 3:00 pm.
Join Friends of Shoseian and the City of Glendale for their annual Cherry Blossom Festival at the Shoseian Teahouse and Garden at Brand Park! The festival will be in the Friendship Garden; it is free and family-friendly.
There will be three traditional tea ceremonies during the day inside the Shoseian Teahouse (get your ticket before they fill up!). A highlight of cultural experience (and delicious sweets and tea)! Reservations to be a guest are required and can be made by purchasing your tickets on this webpage.
11:00 – 11:20 Koto – by Saeko Kujiraoka & Flute – by Kaori Kinzley
11:25 – 11:45 Shamisen by Yasoyo Kineya & Kimisen Katada
11:45 – 12:30 1st Tea Ceremony by Urasenke
12:30 – 12:50 Kimono Fashion Show by Nadeshiko Kai
12:55 – 1:15 Taiko Drums by SFV Taiko
1:20 – 1:35 Akita Rescue Dog Walk by Akita Rescue Angels
1:40 – 2:25 2nd tea Ceremony by Urasenke
2:30 – 2:50 Japanese Stick Fighting by Shindo Muso Ryu
3:00 – 3:45 3rd Tea Ceremony by Urasenke
3:45 – 4:00 Closing Ceremony And More: Shodo, Bonsai, Ikebana, three food trucks, Japanese Language, live music, DJ Yui Sensational, Okanoue Traveling Library, clothing & gift vendors.
$20 donation per person for Tea Ceremony. Get tickets for the tea ceremonies here.