May 16
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Due to the uncertainty about when it may be safe to hold the 2021 Cherry Blossom Festival on site at the downtown Allen county Library, this year the 2021 Cherry Blossom Festival will be held virtually on May 16.  

This decision was made out of concern for the nearly 10,000 people who gather annually to celebrate, learn and experience the Fort Wayne Cherry Blossom Festival.

Cherry Blossom Festival Fort Wayne 2021
a VIRTUAL event!

This year's festival will be very different from past years. We will NOT be "in person" at the downtown ACPL in 2021. We will be presenting a VIRTUAL festival only. Please check back here frequently to see what we will be offering and how to access it.  

PERFORMANCE ARTISTS-virtual (These programs will be available via the YouTube channel on the ACPL Facebook page on Sunday, May 16.  We will post the link to these on this page at about 11:45 am on May 16.) 

  • New this year!  Story Arts Journey, by Yasu Ishida – virtual story-telling, origami and magic 

  • Koto and Shamisen by  Miyabi (from New York) – our featured performers 

  • Vocal selections by Elaina Robbins, Ko Kaiden and Geena Kam 

  • Japanese guitar music by Dr. Daniel Quinn 

  • Shakuhachi or flute music by Wolfgang Young 

  • Japanese music, “The Sea in Spring, by Akira Murotani (trumpet) with violin (Alex Murotani) and cello or piano (tbd) 

  • Tea Ceremony, as recorded live in 2019 

ACTIVITIES -virtual 

OTHER EVENTS & ITEMS OF INTEREST-virtual (available via links provided the day of the virtual festival) 

  • Presentation on Japanese Monster movies, by Brian Scherschel – Godzilla (1954): The Original Japanese Masterpiece Still Reigns Supreme 

  • Kamishibai Story, by Dorothy Kittaka - How the Years Were Named

  • Presentation by Janice Furtner - The Art of Papercutting

  • Dedication of Cherry trees at the Downtown ACPL and Swinney Park 

  • Children’s Festival crafts to download 

VENDORS – virtual  (will offer online discount coupons) 

  • Ohio Kimonos 

  • Yamerpro 

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