Cherry Blossom Festival
Thanks for Attending!
Our 2021 festival has concluded! This year’s theme was “Soul of Artisans”. As such, the Japanese community here and abroad submitted video covering Japanese tradition, contemporary art, music, dance, and even cooking demonstrations. NHK WORLD-JAPAN also sponsored a special series of documentaries, including a 4-part series about Hayao Miyazaki. These videos will be available until mid-to-late 2021.
Japanese Community Market
Over the years, many Japanese local businesses have been integral to both supporting our festival and contributing to Japanese-American culture in Seattle and the Pacific Northwest. As such, it’s our honor to highlight these businesses on our site and tell a little bit of their stories.
2020 Virtual Festival Videos

Our very first virtual festival has concluded! The full videos are available to view, via our Facebook page. Thank you to all who attended, and a very special thanks to the Seattle Center, City of Seattle Office of Arts and Culture, Consulate-General of Japan, NASH, and Meditating Bunny Studio for making all of this possible.

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Welcome to the Seattle Cherry Blossom & Japanese Cultural Festival!  Each year we put on a weekend-long celebration of Japanese and Japanese-American culture.
Founded on a sunny afternoon on the warm grass of Seattle’s Seward Park on May 8, 1976, the Seattle Cherry Blossom and Japanese Cultural Festival has grown to become a three-day celebration enjoyed by hundreds of thousands of more