Cherry Blossom Festival

Cherry Blossom Festival 2023


Welcome to the 48th annual Cherry Blossom Festival! To view the full schedule of in-person events at the Seattle Center, please click here.

For those who prefer to stay in this year, NHK WORLD-JAPAN has generously released a series of free documentary videos. Topics covered this year are broad, and range from music and fashion, to history and drama. Please browse the full selection below, and happy watching!

(These videos are co-sponsored by NHK WORLD-JAPAN in cooperation with the Consulate-General of Japan)

48th Seattle Cherry Blossom & Japanese Cultural Festival Opening Greeting

Want to Watch More?

NHK World is available on television, for free via over-the-air-antenna on channel 28.2 (most of the Puget Sound region) 15.2 (Centralia) and on cable: XFinity channel 115. Programs range from documentaries, international news, business, technology, and science information, as well as lifestyle, culture and travel programs produced and presented from Japanese and Asian perspectives.


48th Annual Seattle Cherry Blossom and Japanese Cultural Festival, April 14-16, 2023

  • City of Seattle, Office of the Mayor
  • Consulate-General of Japan in Seattle
  • Hyogo Business and Cultural Center
  • Japan Business Association of Seattle
  • Japan-America Society of State of Washington
  • Japanese American Citizens League, Seattle Chapter
  • Japanese Cultural and Community Center of Washington
  • Seattle Center
  • Seattle-Kobe Sister City Association
  • Seattle's Centering Art & Racial Equity (C.A.R.E.)
  • 4Culture, King County
  • ArtsFund Community Accelerator Fund
  • Grant for International Exchange Project, Wakayama Prefectural Government
  • The Japan Foundation Travelling Exhibition
  • Consulate-General of Japan in Seattle
  • Seattle Opera
  • Seattle Center
  • NHK World Japan
  • Tamiko Thiel, Visual Artist
  • Kobo at Higo
  • Maneki Restaurant
  • Wing Luke Museum
  • Jungle City
  • North American Post Publishing
  • Ramen-Ya, Teinei
  • Setsuko’s Pastry
  • Tokara Confectionery
  • Chado Urasenke Tankokai Seattle Association
  • Chanoyu Seattle Omotesenke-ryu
  • Chinagu Eisa Hawaii
  • Chiyogami Ningyo by Kuniko Mancini
  • Consulate-General of Japan in Seattle
  • Enka by Alana Baxter
  • Film and Lecture
  • Food Court
  • Friends of Seward Park
  • Fujima Dance/Music Ensemble
  • Fukushima, virtual visit by Panos; talk by Justin
  • Gift Shop
  • Hashigakkai Association, represented by Minako Arakawa
  • Hasu-Seizo
  • HBCC
  • Ikebana International, Chapter 19
  • Ichi Bichi
  • Inochi Taiko
  • Japan in the Schools by JASSW celebrating 100 years
  • JACL, Seattle Chapter 100th Exhibit
  • Kamishibai by JCCCW
  • Ki Aikido USA
  • Kids Korner
  • Komy Co., Ltd, represented by Minoru Gosei, Saitama
  • Lynn Miyauchi, Furoshiki video, courtesy CGJ
  • Meditating Bunny Studio
  • Meito Shodo Kai
  • Miyagi Kai
  • Monica Podcast
  • Moopsie
  • Musokai Iaido Club
  • Northwest Taiko
  • Okinawa Kenjin Club of Washington State
  • Okinawa Kenjinkai Chijinshu
  • Okinawa Traditional Dance Master, Utako Ishikawa
  • Okinawa Traditional Sanshin Master, Minori Sensei
  • PNW JET Alumni Association
  • PN Kendo Federation
  • P.A.P.E.R.
  • Rain City Sumo
  • RJE Legends, represented by JBAS
  • Sake Tasting
  • Seattle Dojo Judo
  • Seattle Fukushima Club
  • Seattle Go Center
  • Seattle Hiroshima Club
  • Seattle Japanese Garden
  • Seattle Kishu Club (Wakayama)
  • Seattle Kokon Taiko
  • Seattle Kumamoto Kenjin Kai
  • Seattle Mariners
  • Seattle Seido Karate
  • Seattle-Tacoma Fukuoka Kenjinkai
  • Shinji Maeda, Motivational Speaker
  • Shintokan Dojo
  • Tanimoto Karakuri Ningyo, Wakayama
  • The School of Taiko
  • Tsukamaki by Gunnar Goerlitz
  • UV Dance Squad
  • Zoke Bonsai by Setsuko Evans