Date: May 21, 2023
Time: Noon - 6pm
Cherry Blossom Festival Fort Wayne
ACTIVITIES – JAPANESE FESTIVAL GAMES, DEMONSTRATIONS, AND CRAFTS
BALL SCOOP WATER GAME
A festival favorite! Come try your skill at scooping balls out of the water before the paper scoop breaks.
Location: WU 224~226
Enjoy singing Karaoke-style. Both English and Japanese songs will be available. Be the next singing sensation!
Anime-based characters interact with guests with games and dance
MAKE THE CHERRY TREE BLOOM
Location: Walb Student Union Atrium
Learn to make lovely origami paper cherry blossoms and add them to the lovely screen tree.
ORIGAMI & PAPER CUTTING WORKSHOP
Location: Back of Classic Ballroom
Watch Janice Furtner create her beautiful and artistic paper cutting designs. Try your hand at creating something beautiful. She will have a display of some of her work.
Location: Walb Student Union Atrium and around
Michael Tsugawa, 2nd Dan Rank from the Japanese Kendama Assocation, will demonstrate the art of kendama and teach any who want to learn. If desired, kendamas will be available for purchase at the Cherry Blossom Festival merchandise table.
IKEBANA DEMONSTRATION - Our apologies-canceled for this year
Time: Our apologies - Cancelled
Watch as a lovely floral arrangement is created and learn the steps to creating your own at home.
CHILDRENS GAMES & ACTIVITIES
Location: WU 114 (by Classic Ballroom)
Kids and their families are invited for FREE Cherry Blossom Festival fun provided by the ACPL Children's Department Outreach program and the Japanese American Association of Indiana. We will be offering several “make-and-take crafts” celebrating the Cherry Blossom Festival. Among other things, you may take the “Chopstick Challenge”, make a paper Samurai hat, or color a Japanese-themed paddle fan.
SCIENCE CENTRAL KITES
Fly a kite with Science Central! Attendees will decorate take-home kites, prepare them to fly, then take them airborne.