Cherry Blossom Festival
Thanks for coming!

The 48th annual Cherry Blossom Festival is in the books! Thanks to all who attended and to all those who make this festival possible. See you next year!

Manga Hokusai Manga

The Japan Foundation Traveling Exhibit presents: Manga Hokusai Manga – approaching the Master’s Compendium from the perspective of Contemporary Comics. This exhibition shows how the artistic roots of today’s manga extend all the way back to Hokusai-era woodblock prints. Made possible by the Consulate-General of Japan in Seattle, and is available for viewing April 7th, April 10th through the 28th, and April 30th.

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Manga Hokusai Manga
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.
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