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May 17th
2020
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Cherry Blossom Festival Fort Wayne 2020

For 5 hours, Noon to 5 pm, the downtown Allen County Public Library will be alive with Japanese arts, crafts and culture, from our popular Goldfish Catch and Chopstick Challenge games for kids to Karaoke for older folks. Activities will take place on the Plaza, in the Great Hall, in the downstairs auditorium, the Gallery, and in Children’s Services.

Five hours ... so little time and so much to do!!! Come and experience a little bit of Japan! See why thousands of people visit the Cherry Blossom Festival in Fort Wayne each year.

What do you think of when you hear "Japan"? Cherry blossoms, kimono-clad ladies, exotic musical instruments, chopsticks, sushi, samurai, martial arts, tea ceremony, origami, silk, anime characters, bonsai trees......

The Fort Wayne Cherry Blossom Festival has it all! For 12 years we have introduced Japanese culture in many forms to Northeast Indiana and the surrounding states.

Do you enjoy watching Japanese folk dancing? We have it.

How about the amazing sound of the Taiko drums? We have it.

Are you interested in traditional Japanese Koto music or contemporary Classical Japanese music? Our featured 2019 artists were: from Chicago, Tokiko Kimura (koto) and Emi Tanabe (violin).  Emi is part of the Grammy-winning group,  Apollo’s Fire. Dr. Daniel Quinn (classical guitar) and Elaina Robbins (vocal) performed new song arrangements by Japanese composers.  Dalen Wuest performed Japanese music on the saxophone. Our featured 2020 artists will be announced later.

 

At our festival, you can not only draw Anime, but dress up as your favorite Anime character for the Cosplay contest. 

And to help you remember your experiences, we have many vendors selling all things “Japanese”, from simple souvenirs to kimonos direct from Japan.

Would you like to participate in the Tea Ceremony and learn its meaning? You can. 

Perhaps you would like to see a beautiful kimono close up or try one on for photos? You can do it here.

Are you a crafty person? Come learn how to make beautiful origami paper creations.

What about the taste of Japanese food? Our food vendors offer a variety of taste adventures, including sushi, teriyaki, yakisoba, mochi ice cream and more!

Perhaps you like ACTION! Watch the Martial Arts demonstrations.

Have you ever wondered how those tiny bonsai trees are developed? Come and learn.

Maybe you are more interested in hands-on art? Enter the Anime drawing contest or write a Haiku poem.

Would you like to participate in the Tea Ceremony and learn its meaning? You can.

 

Perhaps you would like to see a beautiful kimono close up or try one on for photos? You can do it here.

 

Are you a crafty person? Come learn how to make beautiful origami paper creations.

What about the taste of Japanese food? Our food vendors offer a variety of taste adventures, including sushi, teriyaki, yakisoba, mochi ice cream and more!

 

Perhaps you like ACTION! Watch the Martial Arts demonstrations.

 

Have you ever wondered how those tiny bonsai trees are developed? Come and learn.

 

Maybe you are more interested in hands-on art? Enter the Anime drawing contest or write a Haiku poem.

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900 Library Plz,

Fort Wayne, Indiana

46802

Date

 

 

May 17th, 2020

Sunday

 

Sponsors & Friends
Courtesy of Chuck & Lisa Surack
The Chapman Fund  
NISHIKAWA COOPER, LLC (NISCO)
Petroleum Traders
SEAVAC (USA), LLC
FCC (Adams) LLC
Bob Rohrman Subaru of Fort Wayne
Continental Structural Plastics

© 2019 Cherry Blossom Festival, Fort Wayne, Indiana

Photos By Gabe Delobbe

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