Monday, April 25, 2011

Cherry Blossom Festival, Cupertino Ca, April 30-May 1, 2011

Cherry Blossom Festival Blooms in Cupertino’s Memorial Park The city would like to invite everyone to the 28th annual Cherry Blossom Festival honoring Cupertino’s sister city relationship with Toyokawa, Japan. The festival will be held at Memorial Park, Saturday and Sunday, April 30 and May 1, 2011. Hours are from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and admission is FREE. The festival offers a wide selection of Japanese food and beverages, entertainment, demonstrations, cultural exhibits, art, crafts and clothing for sale. A special children’s section will feature activities, hands-on arts & crafts, and a petting zoo.

During the festival, a series cultural displays and demonstrations will be featured inside the Cupertino Senior Center and outdoors in Memorial Park. Indoor cultural exhibits and demonstrations include Bonsai (miniature trees/plants), various Japanese dolls and doll making demonstrations, ikebana (flower arranging), Suiseki (Japanese rocks), origami (paper folding), shodo (calligraphy), Japanese swords, and sumi-e (brush painting). Outdoor displays will include a demonstration of Japanese kite flying (Sunday only), and Akita and Shiba Inu dogs. All-day outdoor entertainment takes place in the park amphitheater. Among the scheduled events are Taiko groups, Japanese dancers, various martial arts, children and adult musical performances. Read More

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