On April 14 and 15, and 22 and23, Northern Cherry Blossom Festival was held in San Francisco’s Japantown to celebrate Japanese and Japanese-American culture. Cherry Blossom is a symbol of Japanese culture.
One thing interesting about this festival is that you can experience not only Japanese culture but also Japanese-American culture. Many shops offer Japanese food and people can join the Parades mixing Japanese traditional culture. They joined traditional Omikoshi parade, which they carry “Omikoshi” on their shoulders. Also, they enjoyed Japanese American cultures, such as cosplay and anime at the same time. You can see how the festival looked like and hear attendance’s voice from the link below.
You missed the festival? No worries. The Cherry Blossom Festival takes place once a year in April in San Francisco’s Japantown. It is a good chance to enjoy Japanese and Japanese American culture next year! Don’t miss it!