Cherry Blossom Festival

Add to CalendarMar. 22, 2014

  • 9:00am — 4:00pm

Additional Dates

Mar. 23, 2014

Welcome springtime with this annual celebration of Japanese culture and the beautiful
flowering trees in the landscape. Enjoy music, origami, food and guided garden walks.
All activities free with admission. 

CHERRY BLOSSOM WALK & TALK
Both days | 11am, noon, 2 & 3pm | Center Circle
Take a walking tour of the many flowering cherry trees in the Descanso Gardens landscape.

ORIGAMI WITH YAMI YAMAUCHI
Both days | 11am – 3pm | Japanese Garden
Learn the traditional art of paper folding from an origami master.

MINYO STATION IN CONCERT
Saturday | 1 – 3 pm | Under the Oaks Theater
This popular band fuses Japanese traditional music with Western pop, for a sound uniquely its own.

JUNE KURAMOTO IN CONCERT
Sunday | 1 – 2:30 pm | Under the Oaks Theater
June Kuramoto performs on the koto, the national instrument of Japan. A classically trained musician, she is a founding member of the Japanese-American fusion ensemble Hiroshima. 

CAMELLIA LOUNGE
Both days | 11am – 3pm | Japanese Garden
Purchase selections from Patina’s Japanese-inspired menu, including yakitori.

Photos: Yami Yamauchi teaches origami at the 2013 Cherry Blossom Festival (top).
June Kuramoto (above). Bridge in the Japanese Garden by member John Stanley (bottom).
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