Cherry Blossom Festival
Independent Film Festival

Sponsored by the Japan Foundation, this festival runs through June and features a total of 12 films chosen by Japanese independent theaters.

The first 6 films will be available to stream through March 15 and the remaining 6 films will be shown from March 15 – June 15.

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Sensoji temple in Tokyo, Japan Asakusa with red architecture and
2022 Cherry Blossom Festival

Cherry Blossom Fest 2022 over, but you can still view our online playlist of Japanese culture related videos, featuring a series of free documentary videos from NHK WORLD-JAPAN (including a four-part miniseries about the renowned animator Hayao Miyazaki). Click here to view!

And if you have a chance, please fill out a brief survey about how you came across our festival, and how you attended. The results help us plan future festivals. Take the survey here!

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.
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 ROOTS
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 people...read more