Cherry Blossom Festival
Tanimoto Karakuri Ningyo

Watch this delightful girl in kimono serving a cup of tea! She will bring the cup, wait for you to drink, then return with the empty cup. This is done mechanically through traditional workmanship with inner gears and pulleys of Mr. Shigeo Tanimoto’s creations.

See this mechanical doll and more, in-person, during our Festival, April 14-16, 2023

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Ochakumi Doll
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
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

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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