Seattle Cherry Blossom & Japanese Cultural Festival

JAPAN AMERICA CENTER SEATTLE

Hapa Hafu Heritage Guest Artists
This year's festival highlights art from the Hapa community and celebrates unique Asian-American culture. Our guests will engage in panels, demonstrations, and display their craft throughout the weekend.

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Guest Artists
Cherry Blossom Fest 2018 Schedule
This year's festival opens Friday, April 20th!
This year we are recognizing the Hapa community, featuring film, music, and visual art from Hapa artists.

Click here for the complete schedule

2018 Festival Schedule
Past Events: Hanami
On April 5, 2010, Japan and America's respective space agencies sent cherry blossoms to the International Space Station to commemorate 150 years of diplomatic relations.

watch the video here

Cherry Blossoms in space
Guest Artists
Hapa Hafu Heritage Guest Artists

This year's festival highlights art from the Hapa community and celebrates unique Asian-American culture. Our guests will engage in panels, demonstrations, and display their craft throughout the weekend.

learn more

2018 Festival Schedule
Cherry Blossom Fest 2018

This year's festival opens Friday, April 20th!

This year we are recognizing the Hapa community, featuring film, music, and visual art from Hapa artists.

Click here for the complete schedule

Cherry Blossoms in space
Past Events: Hanami

On April 5, 2010, Japan and America's respective space agencies sent cherry blossoms to the International Space Station to commemorate 150 years of diplomatic relations.

watch the video here

WHO WE ARE
Welcome to the Seattle Cherry Blossom & Japanese Cultural Festival!  Each year we put on a weekend-long celebration of Japanese and Japanese-American culture.
OUR HISTORY
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...read more
EXPLORE
lecture photo
Games At 4,000 years of age, Go is the oldest board game in the world. Like chess, its rules are simple, but its strategy can take decades to master..read more
Shodo
Shodo Shodo, Japanese calligraphy, is a fine art form all its own and extends back a millenia. Take up a brush and experience this rich tradition!  learn more
2018 SCHEDULE

  • Friday 4/20: 10am-6pm
  • Saturday 4/21: 10am-6pm
  • Sunday 4/22: 10am-6pm
Click here for the complete schedule