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Seattle Cherry Blossom & Japanese Cultural Festival
Date: April 14-15-16, 10:00 am – 6:00 pm each day
Location: Seattle Center, 305 Harrison Street, Seattle in the Armory and Fisher Pavilion
Seattle Cherry Blossom & Japanese Cultural Festival will take place on April 14-16, 2023, from 10am-6pm inside the Armory Food & Event Hall and the Fisher Pavilion. The festival is part of the Seattle Center Festál series.
The festival is dedicated to increasing the understanding and friendship between the people of Japan and the Pacific Northwest. It features ikebana, martial arts demonstrations, tea ceremonies, kimono dress-up, children's activities, koto music, taiko drumming, and more.
The festival was initiated by a gift of 1,000 cherry trees to Seattle from Japan's former Prime Minister, Takeo Miki, to commemorate America's bicentennial and the lifelong friendship of Japan and Washington. Hanami, cherry blossom viewing, is a reminder to celebrate life. https://seattlecenter.com/events/featured-events/festal/seattle-cherry-blossom-festival